Using prizes to spur innovation
January 7, 2013MIT Professor Fiona Murray produces concrete guidelines on designing and executing Grand Innovation Prizes.
Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer
January 4, 2013Scalable nanopatterned surfaces designed by MIT researchers could make for more efficient power generation and desalination.
Flexible, light solar cells could provide new opportunities
December 21, 2012MIT researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires.
New experiments, new insights into stress corrosion cracking
December 20, 2012MIT researchers now have new insights into how 'stress corrosion cracking' may be affected by nanoscale disruptions in the crystalline structure of metallic materials.
Buongiorno and McKrell awarded more than $400,000 by CEA, France
November 27, 2012The researchers will investigate transient boiling heat transfer phenomena under rapidly escalating heat fluxes.
3 Questions: World energy outlook
November 27, 2012Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, talks about the future of fossil fuels and the prospects for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Funneling the sun’s energy
November 25, 2012MIT engineers propose a new way of harnessing photons for electricity, with the potential for capturing a wider spectrum of solar energy.
Making ‘nanospinning’ practical
November 20, 2012Nanofibers have a dizzying range of possible applications, but they’ve been prohibitively expensive to make. MIT researchers hope to change that.
BP renews commitment to MIT with second $25 million pledge
October 26, 2012Company to provide $5 million a year to support continued energy-related research activities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A better way to shed water
October 22, 2012MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
Department snapshot: Mechanical Engineering
October 17, 2012More MechE students choose to design their own education.
At MIT, Dalai Lama calls for better stewardship of Earth’s resources
October 16, 2012Tibetan Buddhist leader urges a more enlightened view of self-interest in remarks at MIT conference.
Presidential campaigns offer energetic energy debate at MIT
October 9, 2012Representatives of Obama, Romney camps lay out differences in crucial policy domains of energy and the environment.
New technique reveals lithium in action
October 8, 2012Fundamental reactions behind advanced battery technology, revealed in detail by advanced imaging method, could lead to improved materials.
Women’s impact in clean energy is growing worldwide
October 1, 2012MIT symposium highlights women’s increasing leadership in energy research, industry and government.
Understanding and predicting materials behavior
September 26, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering takes an interdisciplinary approach
Inauguration festivities off to a stimulating start
September 19, 2012Innovation symposium touches on a dizzying array of topics, with themes of interdisciplinary collaboration, energy and innovation for the developing world.
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Teaching a microbe to make fuel
August 21, 2012Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.