Tuna are spawning in marine protected areas

Despite being highly migratory, tuna may benefit from ocean sanctuaries, study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 24, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: eaps environment oceanography-and-ocean-engineering research school-of-science

Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 18, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering eaps research satellites school-of-engineering history-of-mit nasa history-of-science moon space astronomy-and-planetary-science women-in-stem school-of-science

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

Carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle, with devastating consequences, study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 8, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: carbon climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-science emissions environment geology global-warming greenhouse-gases mathematics research school-of-science nasa national-science-foundation-nsf

Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid

Findings show how to make confined bubbles develop uniformly, instead of in their usual scattershot way.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 17, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research physics fluid-dynamics civil-and-environmental-engineering eaps mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-science

How to detect life on Mars

Scientists from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes instrument team develop method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies.

Fatima Husain | EAPS | June 17, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: eaps school-of-science dna mars planetary-science space-exploration microchips biology space astronomy-and-planetary-science research

An escape route for carbon

Study shows minerals sequester carbon for thousands of years, which may explain oxygen’s abundance in the atmosphere.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: carbon eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment geology research school-of-science nasa national-science-foundation-nsf climate-change

Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions

Despite global phase-out, the ozone-depleting chemical is still in production in eastern China.

Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | May 23, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change eaps school-of-science ozone emissions pollution environment research china

Ocean activity is key controller of summer monsoons

Results may help researchers interpret ancient monsoon variations, predict future activity in the face of climate change.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | May 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment global-warming research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

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