OA research in the news: LIGO detects third gravitational wave signal

OA research in the news: LIGO detects third gravitational wave signal

On June 1, the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced its third detection of gravitational waves. The new gravitational wave signal is similar to LIGO’s first two...

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OA research in the news: Volkswagen emissions may increase mortality rates in Europe

OA research in the news: Volkswagen emissions may increase mortality rates in Europe

In 2015, Volkswagen admitted to doctoring software in its diesel cars so they would pass emissions tests. The company had sold 11 million of...

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OA research in the news: Mass voters say no to charter school increase

One of the most contentious issues facing Massachusetts voters on November 8 was in ballot question 2: whether to approve an annual increase of...

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OA research in the news: Using MRIs for fetal scans

OA research in the news: Using MRIs for fetal scans

Doctors usually check fetal development with ultrasound imaging, which can monitor a baby’s growth and show blood flow through the placenta, the organ that...

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OA research in the news: MIT scientists ain’t afraid of no ghost

OA research in the news: MIT scientists ain’t afraid of no ghost

Several MIT researchers had a hand in boosting the “geek cred” of characters in this summer’s Ghostbusters reboot. Physics faculty members Janet Conrad and...

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OA research in the news: Why women leave engineering

Studies show that engineering is the most gender-segregated of all science and technology fields, from college classes to the workplace. Explanations for this tend to...

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OA research in the news: A cheap, fast test for the Zika virus

OA research in the news: A cheap, fast test for the Zika virus

Researchers at MIT and other universities have developed a cheap, fast test to diagnose the Zika virus, which is spread by infected mosquitoes and...

Engineering
OA research in the news: New website turns data into knowledge

OA research in the news: New website turns data into knowledge

In 2013, federal, state, and local governments were required to make their data openly available. More than 195,000 datasets on property values, family incomes, and many...

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OA research in the news: Why Only Us?

OA research in the news: Why Only Us?

Alfred Russel Wallace, a naturalist and co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, once said he was confused about language because humans didn’t need it....

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