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Neutrinos on Ice: Detection Balloon Heads to Antarctica

Neutrinos on Ice: Detection Balloon Heads to Antarctica

Editor’s Note: Welcome to ANITA, the ANtarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna! In late October, the ANITA collaboration is traveling to Antarctica to build and launch ANITA III, a scientific balloon that uses the entire continent of Antarctica for neutrino and cosmic ray detection.

October 29, 2014 — Katie Mulrey
MIT Neurotech: Mapping the Brain with Connectomics

MIT Neurotech: Mapping the Brain with Connectomics

We can make movies using atoms as characters, grow organs and even skydive from space, yet when it comes to understanding the finer details of the 1.3 kilogram organ behind each person's eyes - the brain - we're mostly in the dark.

October 18, 2014 — Amy Robinson
The Return to Nepal: In Search of Soot

The Return to Nepal: In Search of Soot

Editor's Note: This is the first installment in a new series by Ulyana Horodyskyj, who chronicled an earlier expedition to Nepal in a series called, "Climbing Mount Everest," which can be found by clicking here.

October 16, 2014 — Ulyana Horodyskyj
The Lawson Trek: Finding Something New

The Lawson Trek: Finding Something New

Editor's note: For The Lawson Trek, journalist Scott Huler is retracing the journey of discovery undertaken by canoe and on foot in 1700-1701 by John Lawson, the first observer to carefully describe and catalogue the flora, fauna, geography and inhabitants of the Carolinas.

October 10, 2014 — Scott Huler
MIT Neurotech: Microfluidics Opens a Window Into Unseen Worlds

MIT Neurotech: Microfluidics Opens a Window Into Unseen Worlds

A 14-foot aluminum alloy robot hurdles through the black of space at 13,000 miles per hour. For 350 million miles, its load of scientific instruments built t0 detect X-rays and analyze minerals sits isolated, periodically pinging the craft's home planet.

October 9, 2014 — Amy Robinson
MIT Neurotech: From Signals to Behavior

MIT Neurotech: From Signals to Behavior

You're sitting outside posting pics of a beautiful day to Facebook when the smell hits you. A spicy, cheesy, carne asada-ey deliciousness that can only mean one thing: a burrito truck is near.

October 2, 2014 — Amy Robinson

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