Teaching a microbe to make fuel
August 21, 2012Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
Patterning defect-free nanocrystal films with nanometer resolution
August 20, 2012New process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors — and foster basic physics research.
Bringing power to the people — and heat as well
August 6, 2012Sun-powered system developed by MIT students could provide electricity, heat and cooling to rural schools and clinics.
New chip captures power from multiple sources
July 9, 2012System developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run monitoring systems.
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 6, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
Also labeled: Carbon nanotubes, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Graduate, postdoctoral, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Photonics, Photosynthesis, Physics, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Solar, Excitonics, Moungi Bawendi, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
Matthew Orosz awarded Echoing Green Fellowship to further off-grid energy work
July 5, 2012Newly minted MIT PhD selected for two-year social entrepreneurship fellowship.
Richard wins 2012 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award
July 5, 2012
New technique allows simulation of noncrystalline materials
June 22, 2012Multidisciplinary team develops mathematical approach that could help in simulating materials for solar cells and LEDs.
Double the benefits: clean energy also saves water
June 18, 2012NREL-MIT study shows an 80 percent renewable energy standard cuts water use in half.
MIT and CNRS Sign Institutional Partnership
June 15, 2012International Joint Unit will be staffed at MIT with French researchers and MIT professors.
Textured surface may boost power output of thin silicon solar cells
June 13, 2012MIT team finds new approach to trapping light efficiently in thin-film silicon solar cells.
Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies established in Department of Political Science
May 29, 2012Endowed chair established with a gift of $5 million from the Stanton Foundation
Report: China’s actions are crucial on climate change
May 24, 2012Research shows China’s impact on climate change, as well as its potential to shape the path forward.
Civil engineers find savings where the rubber meets the road
May 23, 2012Study shows that pavement deflection under vehicle tires makes for a continuous uphill drive that increases fuel consumption.
No crystal ball for natural gas
May 22, 2012Traditionally, oil prices have been used to gauge the natural gas market; but new research shows that the future of what is currently a cheap fuel is really anyone's guess.
MIT awarded more than $2 million in NEUP grants, fellowships
May 21, 2012Includes $1.65 million in Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs grants and $450,000 in graduate student fellowships.
Nuclear science and engineering graduate students win NEUP fellowships
May 18, 2012Black, Boyd and Shaner among 31 recipients
CloudTop takes top $100K competition prize
May 17, 2012A record 215 teams competed in this year’s business plan competition.
Also labeled: Business development, Cloud computing, Contests and academic competitions, Entrepreneurship, Graduate, postdoctoral, Green business, Health care, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), MIT $100K competition, Special events and guest speakers, Startups, Students, Technology, Venture capital
A new look at prolonged radiation exposure
May 15, 2012MIT study suggests that at low dose-rate, radiation poses little risk to DNA.