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MIT Stories

  • MIT News | September 12, 2012

    How to clean up oil spills

    MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills. They believe that, with their technique, the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup.T...
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 11, 2012

    Study maps pollution’s pathway to the Arctic, sets path for future research

    Noelle Selin and Carey Friedman have built a model that will be further developed as part of an NSF-funded project to track how chemicals get to remote Arctic environments.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 7, 2012

    More than just a “Category 1”

    How could we improve the rating systems for natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes: Kerry Emanuel shares his thoughts in the New York Times.
  • MIT News | September 6, 2012

    Weapon-wielding marine microbes may protect populations from foes

    Professor Martin Polz, left, and postdoc Otto Cordero examine a petri dish of Vibrio bacteria.Photo: James M. Long, MIT Competition is a strong driving force of evolution for organisms of all sizes: Those individuals best equipped to obtain resources...
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 6, 2012

    Giving Rein to Curiosity

    EAPS alumna, Sarah Stewart Johnson, a planetary scientist and 2008 PhD recipient, envisions combining academia with public policy.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | September 4, 2012

    DEAPS Extreme Weather 2012

    From August 22 - August 26, 11 new MIT freshmen took part in Discover EAPS (DEAPS), a freshmen pre-orientation program focused on extreme weather and climate. Led by coordinator Lodovica Illari and 12 other faculty, staff, and graduate and undergr...
  • MITgcm News | September 4, 2012

    Strange New Worlds

    This month we focus on research using MITgcm to model atmospheres on Jupiter-like exoplanets showcasing work by recent University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory graduate, Nikole Lewis.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS | August 30, 2012

    Modeling Marine Microbes

    When used properly, models provide valuable insights into complex systems and sometimes yield surprising, even counterintuitive outcomes. Darwin Project researcher Stephanie Dutkiewicz explains her groups work.
  • MIT Sea Grant | August 21, 2012

    MIT Sea Grant’s Brenden Epps Assumes Professorship at Dartmouth College

    By Lillie Paquette MIT Sea Grant College Program CAMBRIDGE, MA - AUGUST 22, 2012 - After two-and-a-half years as a post-doctoral research engineer with MIT Sea Grant, Brenden Epps has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Engineering at Dartmo...
  • MIT News | August 9, 2012

    Autonomous robotic plane flies indoors

    For decades, academic and industry researchers have been working on control algorithms for autonomous helicopters — robotic helicopters that pilot themselves, rather than requiring remote human guidance. Dozens of research teams have competed in ...
  • MIT Sea Grant | August 5, 2012

    High school students make important scientific discovery as part of MIT Sea Grant’s Ocean Science Internship

    CAMBRIDGE, MA - AUGUST 6, 2012 - A group of four outstanding Massachusetts and Connecticut high school students are the first on record to encounter and identify non-native European rock shrimp in Boston Harbor last month. The students were conductin...
  • MIT EAPS | August 5, 2012

    Exploring the Arctic

    Researcher An Nguyen reports on a numerical modeling study to better understand the origin and character of the western arctic upper halocline.
  • MITgcm News | August 5, 2012

    MITgcm on Ice

    In a recent paper in the Journal of Physical Oceanography, An Nguyen (MIT) and co-authors Ronald Kwok (JPL) and Dimitris Menemenlis (JPL) report on work using MITgcm to better understand the origin and character of  the western arctic, upper haloclin...
  • MITgcm News | August 3, 2012

    MITgcm on the Beach

    At this time of the year newspapers and magazines abound with suggestions for things to read on vacation. MITgcm recommends popping copies of the following recent papers in your beach bag, after all, there’s more than one way to study the ocean!
  • MIT Sea Grant | July 29, 2012

    High School Students Participate in MIT Sea Grant’s Ocean Engineering Experience

    The Ocean Engineering Experience (OEX) is a one-week, hands-on, residential ocean engineering program for high school students entering their junior or senior year. This program is designed to engage students in challenging real-world educational activ...
  • MIT Sea Grant | July 26, 2012

    Participate in our joint MIT & Woods Hole Sea Grant Survey

    The National Sea Grant Program and individual Sea Grant programs are developing strategic plans for 2014-2018. The four major focus areas for the plan are (1) Healthy Coasts, Oceans and Great Lakes; (2) Safe Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; (3) R...
  • MIT News | July 26, 2012

    Newfound gene may help bacteria survive in extreme environments

    In the days following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, methane-eating bacteria bloomed in the Gulf of Mexico, feasting on the methane that gushed, along with oil, from the damaged well. The sudden influx of microbes was a scientific curiosity: Pri...
  • MIT Sea Grant | July 22, 2012

    Upcoming presentation on REX II at NOAA Conference

    MIT Sea Grant summer intern and Hollings Scholar Collin Perkinson is scheduled to make a presentation at an upcoming NOAA conference on three-dimensional underwater imagery research. Perkinson, a Reed College student, will discuss the MIT Sea Grant st...
  • MIT News | July 16, 2012

    Said and Done for June/July 2012

    Said and Done is the monthly, photo-rich publication from MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, integrating feature articles with news, research and events to give you a distilled overview of the school's endeavors. For the complete...
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