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MIT Stories

  • MIT Sea Grant, News | May 30, 2017

    Last year’s drought had an upside: cleaner beaches in Boston

    Last year's drought contributed to the uptick in ocean cleanliness off Boston-area beaches due to the lack of rain last summer, which meant that there was less stormwater and sewage runoff flushing bacteria and contaminants into the ocean. (Boston Globe)
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 30, 2017

    An Ocean of Curiosity

    MIT oceanographers explore Earth’s seas with the Boston community for the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival at the MIT Museum.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | May 26, 2017

    Conch Shells Spill the Secret to Their Toughness

    Three-tiered structure of these impact-resistant shells could inspire better helmets, body armor.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 23, 2017

    Happy 100th Birthday to the Father of Chaos

    Today, May 23rd, Edward N. Lorenz, longtime professor of meteorology at MIT, would have turned 100. Widely recognized as the father of the modern theory of chaos, he profoundly altered the way we view the natural world.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 22, 2017

    2017 EAPS Student Awards

    A roll-call of this year's Excellence in Teaching, Crosby, and Goetze Award recipients presented at the May 19th Student Recognition Dinner.
  • Featured Stories, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 15, 2017

    Varied Increases in Extreme Rainfall with Global Warming

    Intensification of extreme rainfall varies from region to region, study shows.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | May 15, 2017

    The Tenured Engineers of 2017

    Professors Noelle Selin and Xuanhe Zhao were among 10 members of the School of Engineering’s faculty that have been granted tenure by MIT.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI - Oceanus | May 12, 2017

    Blue Holes and Hurricanes

    Geological marvels are gold mines for climate history
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | May 11, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant Open House Thursday June 8th from 2:00-4:00

    Interested in learning more about research, education, and outreach opportunities at MIT Sea Grant? Come check out our new offices at MIT Sea Grant's Open House! Thursday, June 8th, 2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm At MIT Sea Grant's new location: 12 Emily St...
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | May 7, 2017

    Adventures in Citizen Science

    Where and how citizen science is being used for marine research, its impact on researchers and its effects on science and society. First of a series on the changing face of marine and coastal research and implications for the future spotlights MIT Sea Grant.
  • MIT, News, WHOI | April 27, 2017

    Exploring our Oceans: The Cross-talk between Marine Life and Climate Change

    Harvard's SIT'N Listen Podcast speaks with MIT and WHOI graduate students Gabriela Farfan and Hanny Rivera about how studying oceans and marine biodiversity can help us better understand and combat climate change.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | April 27, 2017

    3Q: Refocusing Climate Research in a New Era

    A new perspective from climate researchers argues that there are three key questions that should frame future climate research.
  • Center for Global Change Science, Featured Stories, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT, MIT News, News | April 26, 2017

    Correcting the Records

    Climate data analyst Thomas Karl describes global temperature and precipitation measurement and interpretation in the 16th Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture.
  • MIT, News, WHOI | April 20, 2017

    March for Science on Saturday — get off sidelines, make a difference

    Noelle Held, a PhD candidate in chemical oceanography at MIT and WHOI, discusses why she's proud to be part of a long history of American scientists and pioneers, and why it's important to continue supporting science, particularly this weekend.
  • MIT, MIT News, News | April 20, 2017

    Amos Winter wins the Harold E. Edgerton Award

    Global leader in mechanical engineering named the recipient of MIT’s esteemed junior faculty award.
  • MITgcm News, News | April 20, 2017

    Plunging into Early Paleozoic Oceans with MITgcm

    Pohl et al used a coupled ocean-atmosphere setup of the MITgcm to investigate the relationships between climate and marine biogeochemistry during the Late Ordovician (445 million years ago).
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI - Oceanus | April 20, 2017

    The Amazing Acquired Phototroph!

    Stealing parts from their prey, these hunters turn into farmers
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | April 19, 2017

    High-Speed Images Capture Archer Fish’s Rocket-Like Launch

    Insights into the hydrodynamics of the move may improve underwater vehicle design.
  • MIT, MIT News, News | April 18, 2017

    MIT Quarter Century Club Welcomes New Members for 2017

    Class includes 99 new members from both the Cambridge campus and Lincoln Laboratory among them are Michael Follows, Lodovica Illari, and John Marshall.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | April 12, 2017

    Kerry Emanuel Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Kerry A. Emanuel, the EAPS Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Co-Director of the Lorenz Center, joins the ranks of some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders in the academy.
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