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  • Lee, Beomki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Challenging an archetypal relationship between collective memory and a multitude of traditional memorials, "[ME]morial" presents a new concept in memorial architecture based on the reinterpretation of Freud's and Bergson's ...
  • Stevermer, Tyler Jon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    For users to become posthuman the architectural environment must become a training apparatus, a type of propaedeutic, where our built developments simultaneously develop us. This project fashions waste, ingestion, lounging, ...
  • Parno, Matthew David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Bayesian inference provides a probabilistic framework for combining prior knowledge with mathematical models and observational data. Characterizing a Bayesian posterior probability distribution can be a computationally ...
  • Kwak, Jasmine M. (Jasmine Min) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    A house once symbolized the American dream-frequently clustered in tight rows and cul-de-sacs, the single-family dwelling not only represented financial success but stability and hope for the future. However, as recent ...
  • Pho, Susanna Wansan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    California City is a superlative shrinking suburb. Situated deep in the Mojave Desert, the conditions that typically spur suburban shrinkage are exaggerated here. As such, the city provides a singular opportunity to comment ...
  • Stinson, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    ATP-powered proteases enforce protein quality-control and regulation in all domains of life. ClpX, a AAA+ ring homohexamer, uses the energy of ATP binding and hydrolysis to power conformational changes that unfold and ...
  • Chan, Chun Wang Ivan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers (THz QCLs) are arguably the most promising technology today for the compact, efficient generation of THz radiation. Their main limitation is that they require cryogenic cooling, which ...
  • Guerra García, Carmen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Non-thermal plasmas in non-uniform gases appear in several technological applications (plasma assisted combustion and aerodynamics, and plasma jets), as well as in natural phenomena (sprites). Whereas in the case of plasma ...
  • Lieu, Michael K (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis presents the results of experiments carried out at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) 14'x22' Subsonic Wind Tunnel to determine the aerodynamic boundary layer ingestion (BLI) benet for the D8 aircraft advanced ...
  • Siu, Nina M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis describes a methodology to convert electrical power measurements to propulsor mechanical ow power for a 1:11-scale, powered wind tunnel model of an advanced civil aircraft utilizing boundary layer ingestion ...
  • Lee, Suk, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis propose a flexible public space for both the MIT community and the city of Boston in response to the unknown future of the university campus, questioned by the rapid growth of online learning. Despite the various ...
  • Martin, Chris (Christopher Landrum) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Architectural tools are built around visualizing our environment, however it is sound that paints the most accurate picture of our experiences. A glass wall feels more constricting than a opaque sheet, because when sound ...
  • Zinshteyn, Boris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The goal of this thesis is to elucidate the mechanisms that govern translational efficiency (TE) - the amount of protein produced from each molecule of mRNA. While the mechanisms regulating the TE of a few specific messages ...
  • Schmitz, Laura R. (Laura Renée) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis sets out to connect two isolated neighborhoods within the post-industrial city of Buffalo, NY. The design strategy capitalizes on existing opportunities in Silo City, a neighborhood of abandoned grain elevators ...
  • Bylinskii, Zoya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Previous studies have identified that images carry the attribute of memorability, a predictive value of whether a novel image will be later remembered or forgotten. In this thesis we investigate the interplay between ...
  • Dane, Andrew E. (Andrew Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    DC reactive magnetron sputtering was used to deposit few-nanometer-thick films of niobium nitride for fabrication of superconducting devices. Over 1000 samples were deposited on a variety of substrates, under various chamber ...
  • Pearce, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglas), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this dissertation, I investigate the structure and dynamics of the Western Hellenic Subduction Zone (WHSZ) by using two complementary seismic imaging methods and interpreting the resulting images with models that describe ...
  • Alemohammad, Seyed Hamed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Satellite-derived retrievals of precipitation have increased in availability and improved in quality over the last decade. There are now several satellites in orbit with instruments capable of precipitation retrieval with ...
  • Ting, Evelyn (Evelyn Huei Chung) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Given the renewed status of the object in contemporary architectural discourse, this thesis explores the object's potential to participate in urban-scale field conditions despite its singularity and perceived autonomy from ...
  • Taketani, Maya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Today we live in a new geological era, the Anthropocene, where human intervention has taken over the entire globe. This accelerating manipulation of the landscape means that the divide between the bucolic and the manmade ...
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