A half-century ago, Virginia Tower Norwood ’47 invented the first multispectral scanner to image Earth from space. Landsat 1 and its successors have been scanning the planet continuously ever since.
... and more images of Earth captured by Landsat scanners since 1972
In 1927, Jerome Spurr ’27 headed to Western Massachusetts for his first job. He and his colleagues would help pull off a feat of modern engineering that supplied Boston with fresh drinking water—and wiped four towns off the map.
The challenges of tackling this question are so daunting that few have tried. But Heather Kosakowski, a PhD candidate at MIT, is determined to find answers.
The world has less than 30 years to get the global economy to net-zero carbon. Here’s what MIT is doing to help tackle the problem.
A specific brain circuit prompts “social distancing” in mice, preventing males from trying to mate with females that seem unwell.
Paula Hammond ’84, PhD ’93, and Arup Chakraborty earn MIT’s highest faculty honor.
An algorithm can determine which moles need a doctor’s attention.
Salts dissolved in water can foul metal surfaces or clog pipes, but MIT researchers have found a way to make them fall right off.
How to turn the planet’s hostile atmosphere into something humans could breathe.
A model based on Kendall Square estimates city foot traffic.
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