New study suggests waters will become more turbulent as Arctic loses summertime ice.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Leakage from frozen layers was a puzzle, but a new study shows how the potent greenhouse gas breaks through icy barriers.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Work by Professor John Lienhard and Kishor Nayar SM ’14, PhD ’19 was recently recognized by the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam.
July 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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New model answers longstanding question of how these sudden flows happen; may expand understanding of Antarctic ice sheets.
June 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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Method may help quickly identify regions where objects — and missing people — may have converged.
May 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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Textbook formulas for describing heat flow characteristics, crucial in many industries, are oversimplified, study shows.
April 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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MIT researchers describe factors governing how oceans and atmospheres move heat around on Earth and other planetary bodies.
March 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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Study finds even the tallest ice cliffs should support their own weight rather than collapsing catastrophically.
Oct. 21, 2019 • ~6 min
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MIT engineers develop a model that predicts how the cornstarch-water mixture turns from liquid to solid, and back again.
Oct. 5, 2019 • ~7 min
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Findings show how to make confined bubbles develop uniformly, instead of in their usual scattershot way.
June 17, 2019 • ~8 min
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