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  • Lewis, Allison (Allison Carol) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Tennessee Waltz is a collection of short stories, set in Memphis, Tennessee, about the lives of three characters, a mother, daughter, and grandmother. These stories raise a series of questions: What is absolute? What is ...
  • Powell, Adam C. (Adam Cooper) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Preventable medical complications are afflicting a growing number of Americans. Meanwhile, the field of healthcare has been slow to uptake information technology. This thesis reviews existing literature in order to produce ...
  • Beck, Taylor McGowin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Sleep and emotion have been linked since the discovery of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep sixty years ago. Sleep, in particular REM sleep and the dreams it harbors, seems to modulate mood, restoring stability to the weary ...
  • Harrison, Aimee (Aimee C.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Underneath is a full-length novel that follows Maggie Lawrence, a twelve-year-old girl growing up in the late 1970s, through the first eight months of her parents' divorce. To escape their fighting, Maggie crawls under her ...
  • Martinez, Amanda Rose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Plastic trash is an increasingly significant source of pollution in the world's oceans. In some remote ocean regions, it is aggregating by the ton. This thesis investigates plastic trash as an emerging marine contaminant, ...
  • Bullis, Kevin (Kevin James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Thomas Massie invented the Phantom, a computer peripheral for simulating the sense of touch, that became the de facto device for haptics research. The thesis recounts the story of Massie, his invention, and present and ...
  • Subbaraman, Nidhi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Music is part of human culture and has been around for several thousand years. In spite of its strong emotional appeal, the history of this human characteristic, and the source of its allure remain elusive. This thesis is ...
  • McKenna, Philip Rood (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Since the fall of 2001, biologists have taught endangered whooping cranes how to migrate over a once-lost course stretching from the wetlands of central Wisconsin to the mud flats of Florida's Gulf Coast. Wildlife biologists ...
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