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  • Sherburne, Morgan (Morgan L.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Organic food is growing in popularity, enjoying a 15 to 20% increase in sales, yearly, since about 1997, according to the Organic Trade Association. Organic produce makes up about 2% of the United States' total food sales ...
  • McBride, Abigail D. (Abigail Downing) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Many people assume there's only one kind of "seagull." On the contrary, the world is home to dozens of gull species spanning an array of shapes, sizes, plumage patterns, behaviors, and lifestyles (and some of those gulls ...
  • Song, Lisa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    As one of the fastest-growing cities in America, Tucson, Arizona suffers from a classic case of urban sprawl. Fueled by the prevalence of lot splits and cheap suburban land, little was done to curb the city's unsustainable ...
  • Vargas Medina, Iris Mónica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    A realm of serious scientific questions about gravity's role in biology is being researched in labs around the world, from NASA's Dryden Research Laboratories in the Mohave Desert, to Japan's Radioisotope Center at the ...
  • Quill, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helene) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Typically, if scientists want to study animals in the wild they rely on field observations by eye. If they want to track those species to know where they are, where they are going, and how they behave, then researchers may ...
  • Myhrvold, Conor L. (Conor Lachlan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis investigates the notion of embodied cognition in humans using the research of former University of Washington researcher William Calvin and robots using the research of former MIT professor Rodney Brooks. The ...
  • Bobra, Monica Godha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    A study of historical, current, and future developments at the Keck Observatory revealed a thriving philosophy of innovation. Intended to defy obsoletion and keep the observatory competitive over long time scales, this ...
  • Guizzo, Erico Marui (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    In 1948, Claude Shannon, a young engineer and mathematician working at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, published "A Mathematical Theory of Communication," a seminal paper that marked the birth of information theory. In ...
  • Eye to I 
    Brunstein, Ada (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This is the story of the language of eyes - what they say about our emotions, what they reveal about our intentions, how they interact with our face, and how they connect us to one another. The story follows our experience ...
  • Maurer, Lauren N. (Lauren Nichole) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In the 1960's, psychedelic drugs were a part of not only popular culture, but also cuttingedge psychology research. Scientists were studying these drugs in the hope of understanding and treating various psychological and ...
  • Cull, Selby (Selby C.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The rocks on which the city of Boston was built did not form as part of North America. They formed about 600 million years ago, at the South Pole, as the northern coast of a supercontinent called Gondwanaland. Boston's ...
  • VanCott, Rachel Diane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Technology use-particularly the use of the Internet-is a pervasive component of modem society. The Internet has changed the way we work and the way we play, creating new possibilities for self expression and communication. ...
  • Moseman, Andrew (Andrew Garet) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The current biofuels market in the United States is dominated by ethanol made from corn. But corn ethanol has limitations that will prevent it from displacing a large amount of fossil fuel use in the U.S. To achieve that ...
  • Ruppel, Emily (Emily C.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Human hand transplantation became a medical reality at the turn of the 2 1st century. Often hailed by media and the general public as miraculous, these life-changing surgeries are also highly controversial. Many doctors, ...
  • Carlisle, Camille M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    A few decades ago, black holes were a theoretical quirk. Highly probable on paper, they were doubted more than touted; many scientists didn't believe they even existed. Today, however, black holes appear to be everywhere, ...
  • Campbell, MacGregor (MacGregor Ballard) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    A number of research groups worldwide are working on various aspects of the problem of building life from scratch. Jack W. Szostak's lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts is one of the centers of the action. Open a recent news ...
  • Ornes, Stephen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Grigori Perelman, a reclusive Russian mathematician, may have proved the Poincare Conjecture, a statement first poised by Jules Henri Poincare in 1902. The problem is the most eminent challenge in the mathematical field ...
  • Calamia, Joseph Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In 1984, the FDA approved a medical device called a cochlear implant for adult use in the United States. Unlike assistive hearing technologies that came before it, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants could offer wider ...
  • Krakauer, Hannah Lauren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Octopuses are extraordinary creatures: Despite their numerous biological divergences from humans, they display impressive intelligence. Aquarists and scientists alike have noted instances of octopuses having what appear ...
  • Vatz, Mara E., 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    On May 25, 1979, an American Airlines DC-10 crashed just after taking off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. It was the worst crash in U.S. history at the time, having killed all 271 people on board and two people on the ground. ...
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