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MIT Stories

  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | October 26, 2017

    Ocean sound waves may reveal location of incoming objects

    New acoustic analysis could pinpoint impacts by meteorites or possibly plane debris.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | October 24, 2017

    Studying the Humble Clam Leads to Environmental Work

    Profile of MIT alum Joan V. Ruderman, PhD ’74
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | October 23, 2017

    River herring resource use in natural and restored Massachusetts estuaries

    In this video, MIT Sea Grant has teamed up with the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays) to characterize the benefits of MassBays priority embayments in support of local river herring populations.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | October 16, 2017

    Environmental Successes: How We Can Make Them Happen Again

    Atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon speaks with Living Lab Radio/WGBH about our track record of environmental success stories that deserve more attention.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | October 16, 2017

    SCARF 2017: A Modern-Day Transatlantic Crossing

    Graduate student Hannah Mark reflects on the SCARF (Student-led Cruise Along a Ridge Flowline) voyage as they crossed the Atlantic from the Azores to Woods Hole.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | October 16, 2017

    Hydrogel that Extracts Uranium from Water Wins MADMEC

    Teams developing materials solutions for ships and buildings split second and third prizes.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | October 10, 2017

    Who’s Who? Who’s New?

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program members Kevin Archibald, Camrin Braun, Christina Hernandez, and Andrew Hirzel join the EAPS department's as its first Biological Oceanography graduate students.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | September 30, 2017

    A Small Ocean Acidification Sensor Could Serve a Large Need

    Dr. Aleck Wang, a MIT Sea Grant funded scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution designed the Channelized Optical System (CHANOS) II, the first DIC sensor that can make near-continuous measurements, allowing researchers a picture into how these variables change over spatial scales as small as a centimeter
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | September 22, 2017

    Technique Spots Warning Signs of Extreme Events

    Method may help predict hotspots of instability affecting climate, aircraft performance, and ocean circulation.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 21, 2017

    What Do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Portend?

    MIT prominent meteorologist and climate scientist Kerry Emanuel discusses projections of changing hurricane activity over the rest of this century and what such projections tell us about how the probabilities of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma have already changed and are likely to continue to do so.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, MIT News, News | September 21, 2017

    Mathematics Predicts a Sixth Mass Extinction

    By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch mass extermination of species in future millennia.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 20, 2017

    Deep Waters Spiral Upward Around Antarctica

    New research reveals upwelling pathways and timescales of deep, overturning waters in the Southern Ocean.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | September 13, 2017

    WHOI To Present Public Scientific Symposium In Spanish & Portuguese

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host its first bilingual (Spanish/Portuguese) ocean science symposium, “Oceanos: WHOI en Español e Português”, arranged by MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student, Gabriela Farfan, and WHOI research assistant Luis Valentin-Alvarado.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 7, 2017

    “EarthArt” exhibit at Hayden Library

    See your art and data displayed on the illuminated iGlobe
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | September 7, 2017

    Back to School 2017

    MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences welcomes 28 new graduate students. Sixteen join the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate; fourteen, the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI - Oceanus | September 6, 2017

    How Do Fish Find Their Way?

    Hatched in the ocean, larvae may use sound to settle on reefs. MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography graduate student Justin Suca is investigating whether tiny larval fish use sound to navigate from the open oceans where they hatch to coral reefs where they will settle down and live.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | August 31, 2017

    Neighboring Exoplanets May Hold Water, Study Finds

    Observations and modeling suggest TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets may have held onto water, billions of years after their formation.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT Sea Grant, News | August 30, 2017

    Undergraduate students join MIT Sea Grant for hands on summer research

    MIT Sea Grant's teaching lab was bustling this summer with more than 10 undergraduate students, and a handful of exceptional high school students all working on projects that varied from mapping eelgrass using drones to building ocean drifters and modifying ocean engineering teaching tools.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | August 25, 2017

    Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli to Give Rachel Carson Lecture at AGU’s Fall 2017 Meeting

    The chosen female scientist exemplifies Rachel Carson’s work with cutting-edge ocean science, especially science relevant to societal concerns.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, MIT News, News | August 24, 2017

    Saving Venice, MIT-style

    MISTI interns and MIT faculty tackle rising sea level challenges at Italian research camp this summer.
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