MIT Stories

  • Featured Stories, MIT EAPS, MIT News, News | July 6, 2017

    Rising temperatures are curbing ocean’s capacity to store carbon

    Study finds large amounts of carbon dioxide, equivalent to yearly U.K. emissions, remain in surface waters.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | June 27, 2017

    Microbe Generates Extraordinarily Diverse Array of Peptides

    In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 27, 2017

    Pauline Morrow Austin: Radar & Weather Maven

    Pauline Morrow Austin (PhD '42) joined MIT's Weather Radar Research Project at its inception in 1946 and went on to direct the project from 1956-1979. Her pioneering work to interpret weather radar echoes laid the foundation for modern radar meteorology.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | June 20, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant Ocean Acidification Seminar Tuesday June 27th at 12:00

    Please join us Tuesday June 27 at MIT Sea Grant for presentations by six MIT Sea Grant funded researchers on their ocean acidification projects.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI - Oceanus | June 20, 2017

    Pop Goes the Seafloor Rock

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Meghan Jones studies seafloor lavas to reveal the inner workings of our planet. Using the human-occupied submersible Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry, WHOI researchers and Jones have been exploring a surprising discovery: gas-filled volcanic rocks on the seafloor that "pop" when brought up to the surface.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 19, 2017

    Cantine and Moore Awarded for Excellence

    Institute Recognizes Marjorie Cantine and Kelsey Moore as 2017 Graduate Women of Excellence.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | June 15, 2017

    Batteries that “Drink” Seawater Could Power Long-range Underwater Vehicles

    Startup’s novel aluminum batteries increase the range of UUVs tenfold.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 9, 2017

    MIT-NASA Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge

    New MIT-NASA research using models of Atlantic circulation finds that the ocean absorbs atmospheric gases more easily than heat energy, and the slowing circulation that results, reduces its ability to absorb both.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | June 8, 2017

    Congratulations to the EAPS Class of 2017 Marine Scientists

    Degrees awarded during the 2016/2017 academic year are conferred in September, February and June.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | May 30, 2017

    VIDEO: Blue carbon and coastal adaptation

    Aquatic Ecologist Julie Simpson discusses her pioneering work with MIT’s Sea Grant College Program.
  • 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.
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