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Robotic cars, aeroponics, and Lego: building tomorrow's city in MIT's Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
MIT Media Lab

MIT's Media Lab has been cranking out innovations ever since it opened back in 1985, and now it has its sights set on developing the city of tomorrow and the technology that will power it. The Financial Times has taken an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at some of the projects currently being worked on at the Media Lab, including cars that drive themselves and the role that Lego modeling has in planning tomorrow's metropolises. Of course, those aren't the only challenges facing the Media Lab: it is also working on changing the racial and gender imbalances endemic to engineering schools across the world by increasing diversity within its own walls.