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2014 News in Brief



Pedro Reis promoted to associate professor

Assistant Professor Pedro Reis has been promoted to associate professor without tenure, effective July 1, 2014. Reis works in mechanics of solids and structures, with an emphasis on instabilities associated with thin objects, such as thin […]

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Mining cellphone data to improve urban livability

By 2020, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, says Professor Marta González. She hopes to improve urban livability, transportation and energy networks through her study of human mobility via cellphone data. “Cellphones […]

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Ahoy! Ocean vesicles spotted

Marine cyanobacteria — tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 — are primary engines of Earth’s biogeochemical and nutrient cycles. They nourish other organisms through the provision of oxygen […]

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