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  • 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 ...
  • Gearin, Conor J. (Conor James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Over the last 150 years, humans have wrought sweeping changes to the Great Plains. What was once the prairie is now the Corn Belt-row crops planted from fencerow to fencerow. What does this mean for the native wildlife, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Caldwell, Kyrie Eleison Hartsough (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis considers the ways in which digital game mechanics (interactive inputs) contribute to games' worldbuilding. In particular, this work is concerned with the replication and reinforcement of problematic gender ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rockwood, Jason Willis Krider (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Cultural theorists such as Henry Jenkins¹, Lawrence Lessig², Yochai Benkler³ , Robert Hassan⁴, and Manuel Castells⁵, have written extensively on the role of network communications technologies in reconfiguring contemporary ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pierre-Louis, Kendra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    We don't often think of modern American communities as places that disappear. But lead pollution erased the tiny Texas community of Smeltertown from the map. And Smeltertown isn't alone. Across America we've scraped ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sconyers, Emma (Emma G.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Prenatal diagnosis has given doctors the ability to predict problems before a child is even born. But what happens when the information gleaned from these tests is that the child is fatally sick? Doctors call these "futile" ...
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