As the world turns: Learning about plate tectonics through on-screen interactions
December 11, 2013Created by OEIT's ARTEMiS group, the Plate Tectonics interactive visualization challenges students to interpret a 3-D globe of tectonic data, providing animations of the opening and closing of ocean basins and the splitting of Pangaea.
Newly discovered flux in the Earth may solve missing-mantle mystery
July 16, 2013Research points to large reservoirs of material deep in the mantle that may help to explain Earth’s origins.
India joined with Asia 10 million years later than previously thought
February 6, 2013New timeline suggests India’s size before this collision was much smaller than generally assumed.
Scientists find first evidence of dynamo generation on an asteroid
October 11, 2012A meteorite found in Antarctica holds evidence of a once-active dynamo on Vesta.
River networks on Titan point to a puzzling geologic history
July 19, 2012Findings suggest the surface of Saturn’s largest moon may have undergone a recent transformation.
Greenhouse gas can find a home underground
March 19, 2012New MIT analysis shows there’s enough room to safely store at least a century’s worth of U.S. fossil fuel emissions.
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.