Imperial Valley News Center
Seoul, South Korea - Heralded by the hippie anthem “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair),” leaders from the World Federation of Science Journalists named the City by the Bay as the site for its 2017 international meeting, to be co-hosted by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - For the last decade, astronomers have observed curious “hotspots” on Saturn’s poles. In 2008, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft beamed back close-up images of these hotspots, revealing them to be immense cyclones, each as wide as the Earth. Scientists estimate that Saturn’s cyclones may whip up 300 mph winds, and likely have been churning for years.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - If you leave your job, chances are your pattern of cellphone use will also change. Without a commute or workspace, it stands to reason, most people will make a higher portion of their calls from home — and they might make fewer calls, too.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - An MIT team has developed a way of making soft materials, using a 3-D printer, with surface textures that can then be modified at will to be perfectly smooth, or ridged or bumpy, or even to have complex patterns that could be used to guide fluids.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Last weekend was the final round of competition in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s contest to design control systems for a humanoid robot that could climb a ladder, remove debris, drive a utility vehicle, and perform several other tasks related to a hypothetical disaster.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Teenagers who are incarcerated tend to have substantially worse outcomes later in life than those who avoid serving time for similar offenses, according to a distinctive new study co-authored by an MIT scholar.
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