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  • WHOI News | July 23, 2012

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Names New CFO

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has appointed Jeffrey Fernandez to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance.  Fernandez assumes his post July 23.
  • 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...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 20, 2012

    A Robotic Albatross?

    Soaring seabirds offer lessons on glider technology
  • WHOI News | July 19, 2012

    WHOI Scientists and Engineers Partner with World-Renowned Companies to Market Revolutionary New Instruments

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers have partnered with two companies to build and market undersea technology developed at WHOI: the Imaging FlowCytobot, an automated underwater microscope, and BlueComm, an underwater communications system...
  • WHOI News | July 19, 2012

    WHOI Announces 2012 Ocean Science Journalism Fellows

    Ten writers and multimedia science journalists from the U.S., Canada, and Poland have been selected to participate in the competitive Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program. The program takes place Septe...
  • 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...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 13, 2012

    Symbiosis in the Deep Sea

    Scientists discover how bacteria living with shrimp make a living
  • MIT News | July 12, 2012

    Mechanical engineers develop an ‘intelligent co-pilot’ for cars

    Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on. Occasionally, the researcher instructs...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 5, 2012

    A Serendipitous Seafloor Sample

    Photo slideshow: How a pillow was transformed into a table
  • WHOI News | July 5, 2012

    Scientists Discover New Trigger for Immense North Atlantic Ocean Spring Plankton Bloom

    Scientists from the WHOI, University of Washington, and University of Maine are combining models with data from a flotilla of high-tech robots to shed new light on life-sustaining phytoplankton, including when their spring bloom begins and the role tha...
  • MIT News | July 3, 2012

    Book details a new model for sharing water

    From the American Southwest to the Middle East, water is a highly contested resource: Many neighboring nations, and several states in the United States, have fought decades-long battles to control water supplies. And that need for water only seems like...
  • MIT News | July 2, 2012

    A new approach to water desalination

    The availability of fresh water is dwindling in many parts of the world, a problem that is expected to grow with populations. One promising source of potable water is the world’s virtually limitless supply of seawater, but so far desalination technol...
  • WHOI News | June 27, 2012

    Pressure Testing of New Alvin Personnel Sphere Successful

    The human-occupied submersible Alvin reached a major milestone in its upgrade project on June 22 when its new titanium personnel sphere was successfully pressure tested, reports the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the vehicle’s operator.
  • MIT News | June 27, 2012

    Lead from gasoline discovered in Indian Ocean

    Since the 1970s, leaded gasoline has been slowly phased out worldwide, as studies have shown that lead can cause neurological and cardiovascular damage and degrade vehicles’ catalytic converters. Today, 185 countries have stopped using leaded gas...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | June 25, 2012

    Brown Tides and Redfielders

    Scientists probe the inner workings of harmful algae
  • News | June 20, 2012


  • WHOI News | June 20, 2012

    Melting Sea Ice Threatens Emperor Penguins, Study Finds

    At nearly four feet tall, the Emperor penguin is Antarctica’s largest sea bird—and thanks to films like “March of the Penguins” and “Happy Feet,” it’s also one of the continent’s most iconic. If global te...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | June 19, 2012

    The Boy in the Alvin Sphere

    Testing the sub's personnel sphere—then and now
  • MIT News | June 18, 2012

    Double the benefits: clean energy also saves water

    In his first State of the Union, President Barack Obama set a goal for 80 percent of America's electricity to come from clean energy. Last week, the release of the Renewable Electricity Future study by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NRE...
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