Earth and atmospheric sciences
March 11, 2010MIT analysis suggests generating electricity from large-scale wind farms could influence climate — and not necessarily in the desired way.
Hurricanes’ effects on ocean temperature revisited
March 4, 2010Mixing of ocean layers by tropical cyclones may have less effect on climate than previously thought, new research reveals.
3 Questions: Bradford Hager on Haiti’s coming quakes
January 28, 2010The MIT geophysicist expects more earthquakes could hit the region relatively soon.
Figuring out where to put the carbon
January 11, 2010If we plan to keep using fossil fuels, we need to figure out how to sequester the resulting carbon dioxide. New tools from MIT could help evaluate where to do it — and how to keep it contained.
3 questions: Ben Weiss discusses what a wet moon might mean
September 29, 2009The planetary scientist explores the implications of the recent discovery of water on the lunar surface.
Oddball stars explained
September 16, 2009New observations solve longstanding mystery of tipped rotation. In addition to shedding light on how binary stars form, the explanation knocks down a possible challenge to Einstein's theory of relativity.
Echoes of the birth of the universe
August 20, 2009Results of cosmic analysis set new limits on gravitational waves that could have come from the Big Bang, and begin to constrain current theories about universe formation
Taking space in stride
August 13, 2009New analysis could lead to better lunar, Mars spacesuits
Jupiter, solar system's 'big bully,' takes a punch
July 30, 2009Apparent strike by comet highlights planet's benefit to Earth, MIT professor says
Greenhouse gases made visible
June 22, 2009Fed by MIT data, display shows extent of human-caused emissions
MIT research is moon-bound
June 19, 2009
In space, past is prologue
June 12, 2009Giant Leaps celebrates Apollo, looks to future missions.
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences awards
June 3, 2009
Eight from MIT elected to AAAS
April 20, 2009
Bras to deliver Killian Award lecture on March 30Subscribe
March 25, 2009