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Did you know that a golf ball's dimpled surface dramatically increases the distance it travels?

#MIT researchers are applying that same idea to reduce drag on surfaces, including domes that sometimes crumple in high winds. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1E0FtPj #GIF  
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Snow at #MIT by the Numbers: 96.2 inches, 8,217 hours of labor, and 19 snow events since January 1, 2015
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How is #bigdata  changing sports? What's it like to be a female in the male-dominated industry of professional sports? What does chemical engineering have to do with soccer? http://bit.ly/1vtcxig

We're asking these questions and more when we chat with MIT alumni Jyoti Agarwal, senior director—marketing and media planning for the NBA, Brian Bilello president of the New England Revolution, and Mike Fitzgerald quantitative analyst for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Follow the conversation and ask questions with #MITAlum  
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Pioneering physicist Shirley Ann Jackson '68 PhD '73 was the first black woman to earn a doctorate from MIT. She is currently the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Timeline of diversity at MIT from The Tech: http://mitsha.re/1AoXlBI

#TBT   #MIThistory   #blackhistorymonth   #bhm2015   #blackandstem   #womeninstem  
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Have you seen it? The Alps of #MIT  were created after storms blanketed Cambridge in feet of snow. You can see Simmons Hall peeking out behind this massive pile http://bit.ly/1zL07h5 
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The US Post Office has issued the Robert Robinson Taylor stamp as part of its Black Heritage series. The 1892 graduate was a pioneering architect and educator, who designed Tuskegee Institute's main campus and trained black students for professional opportunities. http://bit.ly/1KNl4QB #blackheritage     #blackhistory  
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At +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) there is no easy track for athletes, which makes the fact that MIT leads Division III Academic All-Americans even more impressive. 

Learn how being an athlete at MIT offers lessons in beauty, art and discipline: http://bit.ly/1ALMej7
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But it's been a long time since MIT lead the world in Tiddlywinks.
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MIT alumni recently went on a once in a lifetime expedition through #Antarctica  with the MIT Alumni Travel Program. Accompanied by leading atmospheric chemist and MIT professor Susan Solomon, the alumni got a close look at climate change's impact on the region. Here's what they saw: http://bit.ly/1zdAyFp 
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A team from #MIT and the University of Liege recently captured high speed images that show patterns by which #raindrops spread pathogens among plants. Learn more http://bit.ly/19L2Baa #GIF 
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How do you manage teams and lead innovation at the most successful computer animation film studio? Greg Brandeau ’84 SM ’85 shares insight on his time at #Pixar  in our newest Alum Books Podcast http://bit.ly/1DqG27b
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It's not too late to make something for #ValentinesDay. Learn about a few +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumni-founded companies that have the plans you need to construct the perfect gift. http://bit.ly/1KSlLrY
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Watch as Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky discusses #esperanto , political progress, and the changing demographics of +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in our most recent Faculty Forum Online.
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