Reducing wasted energy in commercial buildings
February 5, 2013Much energy is wasted heating and cooling indoor spaces when no one or almost no one is present. Now, MIT researchers have used their own campus to demonstrate a means of measuring that energy/occupancy mismatch.
Purification on the cheap
February 5, 2013System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.
Renovation plans offer MIT opportunities to save energy, improve design
February 4, 2013Work aims to make the Institute more energy-efficient and to influence design standards in the construction industry.
Undergraduate contributes to fusion reactor advancement
February 4, 2013Jake Jurewicz, a nuclear science and engineering-physics double major, received a fellowship to develop new simulation and visualization software at the National Fusion Facility in California.
Changing with the climate
January 28, 2013MIT researchers, Massachusetts officials highlight strategies to adapt to climate change.
Capturing energy from the sun
January 23, 2013MIT investigators are inspired by a deep-sea bacterium that is able to harvest tiny amounts of incoming solar energy with exquisite efficiency.
Michael Liebreich sees shift to cleaner energy as inevitable
January 17, 2013Chief executive officer of Bloomberg New Energy Finance says clean energy will eventually be the norm.
The right’s resistance to regulation
January 16, 2013Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades.
MIT researchers win Pyke Johnson Award
January 15, 2013Karplus, Paltsev honored for their study on the impacts of vehicle efficiency standards.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
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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 25, 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 21, 2012MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
Department snapshot: Mechanical Engineering
October 16, 2012More MechE students choose to design their own education.
At MIT, Dalai Lama calls for better stewardship of Earth’s resources
October 15, 2012Tibetan Buddhist leader urges a more enlightened view of self-interest in remarks at MIT conference.