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MIT MechE Graduate Student Folkers Rojas explains his PhD Thesis research: "Mitigating the impact of a Blowout Preventer failure".

 
 
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A mollusk of a different stripe
The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary ...
Quick test for Ebola
When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, ...
Can an LED-filled “robot garden” make coding more accessible?
Here’s one way to get kids excited about programming: a "robot garden" with dozens of fast-changing LED lights and more than 100 origami robots that ...
Solving carbon mysteries of the deep ocean
Understanding how oceans absorb and cycle carbon is crucial to understanding its role in climate change. For approximately 50 years, scientists have known there exists a ...
Power efficiency in the violin
Some of the most prized violins in the world were crafted in the Italian workshops of Amati, Stradivari, and Guarneri — master violinmaking families from ...
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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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Bioengineering
The Bioengineering area seeks to apply its knowledge and abilities to better understand the workings of biological systems that by their nature span a broad range of length scales, from molecules to organisms.