Concept for a hybrid-electric plane may reduce aviation’s air pollution problem

Proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent, a new study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 14, 2021 ~7 min

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Mini-satellite maker

With her students, aerospace engineer Kerri Cahoy is developing small, affordable “CubeSats” to monitor weather and search for exoplanets.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 17, 2020 ~9 min

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How airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s fire during thunderstorms

On the ground, windy conditions strengthen these electrical flashes, but new experiments tell a different story for flying objects.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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How airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s Fire during thunderstorms

On the ground, windy conditions strengthen these electrical flashes, but new experiments tell a different story for flying objects.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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From delayed deceleration to Zooming

Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounts her final academic year at MIT, from once-in-a-lifetime field work to a virtual thesis defense.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
June 14, 2020 ~12 min

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How to deflect an asteroid

MIT engineers devise a decision map to identify the best mission type to deflect an incoming asteroid.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 18, 2020 ~8 min

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