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Researchers at MIT and Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris have come up with a new theory that describes how a knot's configuration, or "topology," determines its mechanical forces. (Learn more: http://mitsha.re/RVIRY )Video: Melanie Gonick/MITAdditional footage: Stock imagery ...
Andrew Whittle, the Edmund K Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, discusses Underground Space -- Efficient Use of a Hidden Asset.
This video shows underground methane gas invading fine-grain sediment (shown in yellow) by creating a fracture, as predicted by Jain and Juanes' grain scale model. Blue circles represent pore spaces where the gas has invaded. The maroon lines indicate compressive forces between sediment ...
Scientists at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the motility of phytoplankton — which are tiny ocean plants — helps them determine their fate in ocean turbulence.
Pedro Reis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and civil and environmental engineering, describes the research activity in his Elasticity, Geometry, & Statistics Laboratory at MIT.
Researchers at MIT are using a new mathematical model to better understand how contagious diseases are spread by air travel.
Inspired by a toy, the ‘buckliball’ — a collapsible structure fabricated from a single piece of material — represents a new class of 3-D, origami-like structures.
Andrew Whittle, the Edmund K Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, discusses Taking on the Challenge of BIG Infrastructure Projects.
An ear for music, it turns out, might be a key to making structural improvements in synthetic materials.
Andrew Whittle, the Edmund K Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, discusses Smart Water Systems Through Sensor Networks.
Simulating Bus Rapid Transit Scenarios on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. Modeled by Shan Jiang and recorded by Shan Jiang and Mikel Murga in 2007.
Learn more about the civil and environmental engineer who has contributed to the discovery and understanding of the dominant photosynthetic organisms in the ocean.
Go behind the scenes as MIT sends a team to compete in a steel bridge building contest.
MIT Environmental Research ForumOceans - John Marshall, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT
Seminar led by Moshe Ben-Akiva, the Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Recorded March 1, 2013
MIT Environmental Research Forum - Dara Entekhabi, Ernest Moniz, and James Yoder
A computer simulation shows the way a patch of nutrient material is pulled apart into swirling filaments by turbulence in the water, eventually dissolving away completely.
Andrew Whittle, the Edmund K Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, discusses Hardening Cities for High Resilience.
Results of seepage meter test (after 10 minutes), water collection, nutrient outflow tests.
Multi-level sampler, Henry sampler, plume discharge, solute movement in the pond, neutralization of contaminants, sampling and monitoring devices.