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  • 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!
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 2, 2012

    Shifting Tactics in Shifting Shoals

    Enterprising scientist jury-rigs kayak into research vehicle
  • WHOI News | August 2, 2012

    WHOI to Host Public Event on Ocean Acidification

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will host a public forum on ocean acidification and its effects on ocean life.  Ocean acidification is a global problem that results from the increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosp...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
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