How biomarkers can record and reconstruct climate trends

Scientists reveal the genes and proteins controlling the chemical structure of a paleoclimate biomarker.

Fatima Husain | EAPS | Dec. 4, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: eaps school-of-science research climate ocean-science dna biology geology climate-change microbes evolution genetics bacteria earth-and-atmospheric-sciences national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-energy-doe

Oil and water: Studying pressing environmental dilemmas in the Middle East

Visiting Assistant Professor Maryam Rashed Alshehhi models a region with freshwater shortages, oil spills, and frequent dust storms.

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS | Dec. 26, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: eaps school-of-science research climate-change earth-and-atmospheric-sciences ocean-science environment middle-east profile water oil-and-gas

Oil and water: Studying the Persian Gulf's most pressing environmental dilemmas

Visiting Assistant Professor Maryam Rashed Alshehhi models a region with freshwater shortages, oil spills, and frequent dust storms.

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS | Dec. 26, 2018 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: eaps school-of-science research climate-change earth-and-atmospheric-sciences ocean-science environment middle-east profile water oil-and-gas

New climate model to be built from the ground up

Scientists and engineers will collaborate in a new Climate Modeling Alliance to advance climate modeling and prediction.

School of Science | Dec. 12, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment fluid-dynamics ocean-science oceans-at-mit school-of-science collaboration climate climate-change oceanography-and-ocean-engineering nasa national-science-foundation-nsf

Building the ultimate record of the ocean

Carl Wunsch continues to expand his foundational framework for understanding the behavior of worldwide oceans as a whole.

Kelsey Tsipis | EAPS | Nov. 21, 2018 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: school-of-science eaps ocean-science oceanography-and-ocean-engineering environment fluid-dynamics global-warming earth-and-atmospheric-sciences climate-change research faculty

Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current

Long-term melting may lead to release of huge volumes of cold, fresh water into the North Atlantic, impacting global climate.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 17, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment fluid-dynamics global-warming oceanography-and-ocean-engineering ocean-science research satellites school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

On a mission to build the uncrashable car | MIT News

Ryan Eustice PhD '05 and his team at the Toyota Research Institute are using artificial intelligence technologies to develop a car incapable of causing accidents.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | June 11, 2018
~5 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  alumniae  artificial-intelligence  automobiles  autonomous-vehicles  mechanical-engineering  ocean-science  robotics  transportation  woods-hole

Understanding microbial competition for nitrogen | MIT News

Interactions among microorganisms account for nitrite accumulation just below the sunlit zone, with implications for oceanic carbon and nitrogen cycling.

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT | April 10, 2018
~10 mins |

Tags:  research  microbiology  chemistry  biology  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  ocean-science  microbes  carbon  ecology  eaps  school-of-science

Stefan Helmreich conducts fieldwork aboard the unique FLIP ship | MIT News

MIT anthropologist is researching how scientists understand waves.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | Feb. 16, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  shass  anthropology  faculty  research  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  ocean-science

New type of virus found in the ocean | MIT News

The unusual characteristics of these abundant, bacteria-killing viruses could lead to evolutionary insights.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Jan. 24, 2018
~7 mins |

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