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  • 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 ...
  • Friar, Greta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States, ocean levels are rising at rates faster than just about anywhere in the world. Coastal forests are dying off as a result-an early warning, if people will pay attention, ...
  • 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" ...
  • Guglielmi, Giorgia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In 2013, the plant pathogen Xylellafastidiosa was found in Salento, Italy's most southeastern region, famous for its centuries-old olive trees. Spread by insects, the bacterium is decimating those trees and compromising ...
  • Temming, Maria C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Melvin Calvin spent more than a decade answering one longstanding question in biochemistry: how did plants use carbon dioxide to manufacture carbohydrates in photosynthesis? This research earned Calvin a Nobel Prize-an ...
  • Tong, Yao, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In recent years, the incidence of violence against Chinese doctors has increased dramatically, with the scale, frequency and viciousness of attacks shocking the world. The challenging doctor-patient relationship remains a ...
  • Brownell, Lindsay Kirlin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In today's increasingly digitized, data-driven world, the "old ways" of doing things, especially science, are quickly abandoned in favor of newer, ostensibly better methods. One such discipline is the ancient study of ...
  • Saucier, Nathan (Nathan W.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Over the past several decades, computers have allowed for the increasingly voluminous and rapid ingest of images. These images, made for machine legibility, are called "operational images," a term coined by Harun Farocki. ...
  • Kazmier, Robin Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In northwestern Costa Rica, a team of rural workers called parataxonomists has been inventorying butterfly and moth species for 30 years. Just as a paramedic provides a first round of medical care, a parataxonomist does ...
  • Morris, Alexandra H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The consumption of shark fin soup dates back to the Ming Dynasty in China, when it was served to emperors. Today, the cultural delicacy represents wealth, status, and power. Over the past 30 years, with the rising middle ...
  • Jacobs, Suzanne E., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The Tevatron was the world's highest energy particle accelerator for more than two decades. Built at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois in the early 1980s, the machine accelerated protons and ...
  • Wotipka, Samuel Alex (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the early 1950s, C.C. "Sparkplug" Sanders began harvesting brine shrimp from Utah's Great Salt Lake. Sanders built up a small business selling their eggs, called "cysts, to aquarium stores across the country. During the ...
  • Telma, Kate (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Usher Syndrome is an inherited disease that leads to the progressive loss of hearing and vision (retinitis pigmentosa). Increasingly, genetic testing, either through panels or whole exome sequencing, lets people know which ...
  • Caruso, Catherine Curro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In 2009, Larry Leverenz, Eric Nauman, and Thomas Talavage at Purdue University formed the Purdue Neurotrauma Group (PNG), and set out to study concussions in high school football. They set up a study that combined helmet ...
  • Rood, Jennifer E., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The Caribbean spiny lobster fishery is one of the most important industries in the economy of the Bahamas, and in turn it is one of the largest lobster industries in the world. The natural geography of the Bahamas makes ...
  • McIntosh, Bennett Allan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    That older relative who stays preternaturally sharp long into their 80's or 90's may hold within their skull the secret to understanding how we lose, and keep, our memories. There are many different ways of aging successfully, ...
  • Geib, Claudia M. (Claudia Marjorie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    From skinny sea lions on beaches in California, to hundreds of enormous dead whales in the fjords of Chile, scientists have been recently puzzled by a spate of dead and dying marine mammals. These events are so complicated- ...
  • Nighthill, Abigail Stokes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    People have taken delight in nature throughout human history, but more recently the work of the natural historian has become more like that of the scientist. Using methods and tools of science, today's naturalists can ...
  • Fischer, Julie (Julie Lynn) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Keywords: documentary, interactive, live, liveness, ephemerality, interactivity, theater, performance, television, televisuality, database, data, live data, real time Abstract: The field of documentary is undergoing a ...
  • McElvery, Raleigh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    For the past four years, Christy Shake has given her son marijuana extract six times a day to ease his childhood epilepsy. Hers is a compelling story that highlights the potential benefits of medical cannabis. But in the ...
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