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Slow-motion science and the art of capturing marine life
Grace Young ’14 had been scuba diving in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary for more than three hours when the weight of her gear ...
Rainfall can release aerosols, study finds
Ever notice an earthy smell in the air after a light rain? Now scientists at MIT believe they may have identified the mechanism that releases ...
Tonio Buonassisi seeks to make solar cells competitive
One day in the 1990s, as he was riding home from high school in São Paulo, Tonio Buonassisi looked out the bus window at the ...
Products of progress
Back in 2009, alumna Jodie Wu ’09 launched Global Cycle Solutions (GCS) in Tanzania to bring small-scale farmers an innovative product she designed in MIT’s ...
Drive-by heat mapping
In 2007, Google unleashed a fleet of cars with roof-mounted cameras to provide street-level images of roads around the world. Now MIT spinout Essess is ...
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Energy Science & Engineering: Power Surge
The subject of energy - where it comes from, what it costs, its environmental footprint, how we use it, and how long current sources will last - is of primary importance today and will be one of the most critical areas of investment and research for decades to come.
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Roger Kamm
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Mechanics
The Mechanics: Modeling, Experimentation, and Computation (MMEC) area seeks to enable rational engineering innovation through research and education. Research - We advance and enrich the spectrum of scientific tools and physical models for predicting and understanding thermo-mechanical phenomena.