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    Can Your Phone Tell if a Bridge is in Good Shape?

    A new study suggests mobile data collected while traveling over bridges could help evaluate their integrity. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find...

    New Process Could Enable More Efficient Plastics Recycling

    Cobalt-based catalysts could be used to turn mixed plastic waste into fuel, new plastics, and other products, according to new research from MIT and...

    Simple Nasal Wash ‘Reduces COVID-19 Severity’

    A simple nasal wash with mild saline water flushes viruses out of the sinuses and can help prevent hospitalisation and deaths from COVID-19, according...

    Ocean Scientists Measure Sediment Plume Stirred Up by Deep-Sea-Mining Vehicle

    A new field study reveals a previously unobserved fluid dynamic process that is key to assessing impact of deep-sea mining operations. Jennifer Chu  |  MIT...

    Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect Maternal Health

    An interdisciplinary team is developing a mobile health platform that uses AI to detect infection in Cesarean section wounds. The mobile platform uses artificial...

    Divorce is More Common in Albatross Couples with Shy Males, Study Finds

    In a long-studied population of wandering albatrosses, females are less likely to stick with a shy mate. By Jennifer Chu  |  MIT News Office The wandering...

    Stethoscope ‘Still Useful’ to Detect Child Heart Problems

    The humble stethoscope remains valuable in detecting childhood heart ailments, especially as imaging the heart with echocardiography is costlier and burdens health systems. Scientists...

    Analysis of Email Traffic Suggests Remote Work May Stifle Innovation

    At MIT, social networks with “weak ties,” which help foster new ideas, declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report. Michaela Jarvis | MIT News Office The debate over...
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    Shrinking Himalayan Glaciers Spell Trouble Downstream

    Researchers strive to better understand melting glaciers on Asian mountain peaks, the Earth’s ‘Third Pole,’ in light of devastating...

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    Eminent citizens from all walks of life feel that successive constitutional amendments have been made for political, personal gains...

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