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Environment Jun 19
Environment
Even "modest" action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by MIT researchers. The study takes an inventive approach to modeling the effects of both climate change and economic growth on the world's most heavily populated continent.
Physics Jun 19
Physics

When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even in the best wetsuits is very limited - as little as tens of minutes, and the experience can be extremely painful at best.

Business Jun 18
Business

Back in 1988, voters in California passed Proposition 99, a measure that raised cigarette taxes and placed other restrictions on cigarette sales.

Computer Science Jun 15
Computer Science

Have you ever plugged in a vacuum cleaner, only to have it turn off without warning before the job is done? Or perhaps your desk lamp works fine, until you turn on the air conditioner that's plugged into the same power strip.

Medicine Jun 13

MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an intestinal infection that causes severe dehydration.

Business Jun 18

Air pollution has smothered China's cities in recent decades. In response, the Chinese government has implemented measures to clean up its skies.

Computer Science Jun 18
Computer Science

Medical image registration is a common technique that involves overlaying two images, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to compare and analyze anatomical differences in great detail.

Chemistry Jun 14
Chemistry

These days, many retailers and manufacturers are tracking their products using RFID, or radio-frequency identification tags.

Microtechnics Jun 13
Microtechnics

MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings.



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