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MIT Stories

  • 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.
  • 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...
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