Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~11 min
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The subunits could be robotically assembled to produce large, complex objects, including cars, robots, or wind turbine blades.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~10 min
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National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Study suggests the rare objects likely came from an early planetesimal with a magnetic core.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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A colliding star may have triggered the drastic transformation.
July 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
July 1, 2020 • ~5 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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Discovery made through the Disk Detective project could help the search for new planets.
June 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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Solar geoengineering proposals will weaken extratropical storm tracks in both hemispheres, scientists find.
June 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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An MIT-developed technique could aid in tracking the ocean’s health and productivity.
May 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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