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MIT Finds Indoor Humidity "Sweet Spot" To Reduce Spread of COVID-19

MIT Finds Indoor Humidity “Sweet Spot” To Reduce Spread of COVID-19

An MIT study shows that keeping indoor humidity at a sweet spot may reduce the spread of COVID-19. New research links very dry and very humid indoor environments with worse COVID-19 First identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China, COVID-19, or Coronavirus disease 2019, (which was originally called "2019 novel coronavirus" or 2019-nCoV) is an infectious …

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Earth Weather Climate Change

“Stabilizing Feedback” Confirmed by MIT Scientists – Earth Can Regulate Its Own Temperature Over Millennia

MIT scientists confirm that Earth harbors a “stabilizing feedback” mechanism that acts over hundreds of thousands of years to pull the climate back from the brink, keeping global temperatures within a steady, habitable range. Earth can regulate its own temperature over millennia, new research finds. Scientists have confirmed that a “stabilizing feedback” on 100,000-year timescales …

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MIT Passive Cooling System

Innovative MIT Passive Cooling System Works Without Electricity

By David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 24, 2022 Two samples of passive cooling devices were tested on the roof of MIT’s Building 1: On the left, a sample of the new system, combining evaporative cooling, radiative cooling, and insulation. On the right, a device using just evaporative cooling, for comparison testing. Credit: …

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MIT Warns: Astronomers Risk Misinterpreting Planetary Signals in Webb Space Telescope Data

MIT Warns: Astronomers Risk Misinterpreting Planetary Signals in Webb Space Telescope Data

An MIT study finds that astronomers risk misinterpreting planetary signals in James Webb Space Telescope data if models to interpret the data don’t improve. In this conceptual image, the James Webb telescope captures light from around a newly-discovered planet (on left). However, when scientists analyze this data, limitations in opacity models could produce planetary predictions …

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MIT scientists create color-shifting films inspired by 19th-century holography

MIT scientists create color-shifting films inspired by 19th-century holography

Real-time video capturing the stretching of an 8×6-inch structural color pattern that features a flower bouquet in homage to 19th-century physicist Gabriel Lippmann’s work. Real-time video capturing the stretching of an 8×6-inch structural color pattern that features a flower bouquet in homage to 19th-century physicist Gabriel Lippmann’s work. The bright iridescent colors in butterfly wings …

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