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MIT Stories

  • Featured Stories, MIT | November 2, 2012

    Saving Venice

    Related topics | Sea Level | Ocean Engineering
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | November 2, 2012

    Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?

    Former Ferrari Group postdoc John Taylor (now a University Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK) worked with Roman Stocker (CEE) in this study showing if you’re a microbe floating ...
  • MIT Sea Grant | November 1, 2012

    The American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem: A US-Canada Science Symposium: November 27-30, 2012

    Save the date for this MIT Sea Grant cosponsored event in Maine The status of the American lobster over the last decade is a story of contrasts. While lobster numbers from the Gulf of Maine northward have climbed to historic highs, southern New Englan...
  • MIT Sea Grant | October 31, 2012

    Nominations open for Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization

    Cambridge, MA, November 1, 2012 - The MIT Sea Grant College Program announces that nominations are now open for the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. All non-tenured MIT faculty members from any Institute department are eligible. Department h...
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | October 31, 2012

    Was Hurricane Sandy Caused by Climate Change?

    Whenever there’s an extreme weather event, from a hurricane to a record drought, the question always arises: Is it climate change? Kerry Emanuel told NPR's Here & Now program that it’s hard to know for sure, but it is clear ...
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, MIT News, WHOI, WHOI News | October 29, 2012

    Coral Reefs and Sinking Islands: Revisiting Darwin’s Other Theory

    Related topics | Oceans and Climate
  • MIT News | October 21, 2012

    A better way to shed water

    Condensers are a crucial part of today’s power generation systems: About 80 percent of all the world’s powerplants use them to turn steam back to water after it comes out of the turbines that turn generators. They are also a key element in desali...
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | October 16, 2012

    At MIT, Dalai Lama calls for better stewardship of Earth’s resources

    Tibetan Buddhist leader urges a more enlightened view of self-interest in remarks at a conference held at MIT this week. EAPS' Kerry Emanuel participates in "Ethics, Economics and Environment" panel.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT Oceanography, WHOI | October 14, 2012

    Geotraces: Building a Periodic Table for the Ocean

    Related topics | Biogeochemical Cycles |Human Influences
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | October 4, 2012

    Ocean Microstructure and Why Study It?

    Grad student Alec Bogdanoff is currently at sea making ocean microstructure measurements. Find out what that means and meet the team he works with at WHOI in today's NASA Earth Observatory blog entry.
  • MITgcm News | October 4, 2012

    Overflowing with Movies

    Nuno Serra from the University of Hamburg has used MITgcm in many ocean modeling projects, both from a process-modelling perspective and "realistically", incorporating forcing from NCEP and ECMWF. He is especially interested in the processes regulating...
  • MIT News | October 3, 2012

    The mathematics of leaf decay

    The colorful leaves piling up in your backyard this fall can be thought of as natural stores of carbon. In the springtime, leaves soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting the gas into organic carbon compounds. Come autumn, trees shed thei...
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | October 2, 2012

    EAPS Alumna Gives Rein to Curiosity

    A fling with politics turned into a life-changing career path for Sarah Stewart Johnson, a planetary scientist and 2008 MIT PhD recipient. A former White House fellow working for the President’s Science Advisor, and currently a researcher with the Ha...
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant | October 2, 2012

    Saving Our Coast’s Most Valuable Marine Plant

    Related topics | Ocean Ecology | The Coastal Oceans
  • Featured Stories, MIT, WHOI | September 27, 2012

    An Ocean’s Perspective on the Changing Water Cycle

    Related topics | Oceans and Climate | A Warming World
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 26, 2012

    Where to find a tasty codepod

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program grad student Nick Woods and the team from the Autonomous Systems Laboratory at WHOI are helping to untangle the combination of physical and biological processes that create dense patches of the tiny marine organism (codepods...
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 19, 2012

    NASA-JPL director Charles Elachi talks about latest Mars mission

    Curiosity is the most ambitious planetary rover mission ever, but it’s just one of the many exploratory projects JPL is undertaking - MIT News reports on Monday's special lecture "Challenges and Excitement of Space Exploration"
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 18, 2012

    What the past teaches: meeting today’s global environmental challenges

    Atmospheric science pioneer, EAPS Professor Susan Solomon speaks on past environmental accomplishments, technology’s role and how history should be our guide to meeting today’s global challenges.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 17, 2012

    When it rains, it pours

    Global warming is expected to intensify extreme precipitation, but the rate at which it does so in the tropics has remained unclear. A new study authored by Paul O'Gorman provides an estimate based on model simulations and observations.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 12, 2012

    Mars and Beyond at the MOS

    Morgan O'Neill, Da Zhu, Mike Sori, Yodit Tewelde and Glenn Flierl recently participated in the Boston Museum of Science, 2 day "Mars and Beyond" extravaganza, to coincide with Curiosity's arrival on the Red Planet.
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