Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Gretchen Kell
Berkeley, California - With the gusto of wine enthusiasts in a tasting room, Philip Stark and Tom Carlson eye, sniff and sample their selections, pronouncing them “robust,” “lovely,” “voluptuous” - and even “just beyond words.” The undergraduate students with them flock close, curious.
- Written by Kathryn O’Neill
Cambridge, Massachusetts - In 2009, MIT anthropologist Stefan Helmreich explored the depths of recent scientific thinking about the living sea in his award-winning book “Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas.” Now, the Elting E. Morison Professor of Anthropology has turned his attention to the world of wave science - the study of periodic, oscillating, and undulating phenomena - in fields including oceanography, cosmology, electrical engineering, biomedicine, sports, and social science.
- Written by David L. Chandler
Cambridge, Massachusetts - A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a new family of materials with a variety of switchable properties, the researchers say.
- Written by Zach Wener-Fligner
Cambridge, Massachusetts - For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer.
- Written by Rob Matheson
Cambridge, Massachusetts - In 2011, China’s legislature endorsed a national five-year plan that emphasized, among other things, the need for a boost in innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.
- Written by Jennifer Chu
Cambridge, Massachusetts - From a mechanical perspective, granular materials are stuck between a rock and a fluid place, with behavior resembling neither a solid nor a liquid. Think of sand through an hourglass: As grains funnel through, they appear to flow like water, but once deposited, they form a relatively stable mound, much like a solid.
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