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Cascading errors led to highway’s collapse

By Debbie Levey Civil & Environmental Engineering An extensive subway system with lines fanning out in many directions speeds transportation in small, crowded Singapore. On April 20, 2004, during construction for the new Circle line of […]

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Tracing arsenic in Bangladesh groundwater

Ph.D. student Rebecca Neumann is researching groundwater arsenic contamination in Bangladesh. This month, Rebecca is in on site studying the role played by rice fields and ponds in the arsenic contamination problem. Read more. […]

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The pursuit of clean drinking water and treated sewage

Many graduate students in the environmental and water quality engineering track of the Civil and Environmental Engineering M.Eng. program spend IAP in the developing world conducting research that improves systems essential to good health: drinking water […]

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Speed plays crucial role in breaking protein’s H-bonds

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Researchers at MIT studying the architecture of proteins have finally explained why computer models of proteins’ behavior under mechanical duress differ dramatically from experimental observations. This work could have […]

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Joseph Sussman named AAAS Fellow

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering Joseph M. Sussman, the JR East Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Engineering Systems Division, is one of six MIT faculty members to be elected Fellows of […]

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Rafael Bras to receive AGU’s Horton Medal

The American Geophysical Union will award Professor Rafael Bras the 2007 Robert E. Horton Medal at a ceremony in December, the AGU announced. An internationally recognized researcher in hydrology and hydroclimatology whose work encompasses many aspects […]

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Increase in corn ethanol production could prove costly

By Denise Brehm Civil & Environmental Engineering A committee of the National Research Council said in a report released yesterday that boosting ethanol production in the U.S. through increased corn crops nationwide without considering the quality […]

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Revolutionary Minds: The Ambassadors

Excerpted from Seed Magazine. The full text of “Revolutionary Minds: The Ambassadors” appears in the October 2007 issue of Seed, on newsstands now. By Emily Anthes Modern science is necessarily international, and geographic borders play a […]

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