Earth and atmospheric sciences
Study sees changing intensity of storms from warming
October 25, 2010Hemispheres will respond to climate change differently, with weaker summer storms in the North, study suggests.
Construction begins on high-performance computing center
October 6, 2010President Hockfield joins Gov. Patrick and others at groundbreaking ceremony.
Better prepared next time
September 29, 2010Lessons learned from the BP oil spill could help both companies and regulators to be more ready for the next emergency.
15 MIT students awarded DOE-funded Science Graduate Fellowships
August 10, 2010Among 150 students nationwide awarded fellowships in program's first year
3 Questions: Richard Binzel on astronomers’ powerful new tool
July 12, 2010Pan-STARRS, a telescope designed to reveal the ‘unexpected surprises’ in our solar system, including possible threats to Earth, just became fully operational.
3 Questions: John Marshall on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
May 31, 2010An MIT oceanographer discusses why ‘we have never had a spill like this’ — and what that means for cleanup efforts.
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.