Nuclear power and reactors
A new look at prolonged radiation exposure
May 15, 2012MIT study suggests that at low dose-rate, radiation poses little risk to DNA.
Powering the Chinese dragon
March 26, 2012China Light and Power’s Peter Littlewood talks with MIT researchers and students about the country’s strengths and the United States’s opportunity to embrace them.
Sen. Kerry tours Alcator C-Mod tokamak
March 20, 2012Project is at risk of being terminated due to proposed federal budget cuts.
Political science PhD candidate Christopher Clary helping to shape U.S. defense policy
March 5, 2012
Mysterious electron acceleration explained
February 27, 2012Computer simulation identifies source of aurora-causing high-speed electrons in space
How to kick-start new energy technologies
December 22, 2011Three-year study produces proposals for boosting energy innovation to meet growing demand, curb global warming.
Harnessing the Earth, the atom and the leaf
October 27, 2011There are many sources that can make a contribution to our energy supply, but likely not at a major scale in the near future.
What can make a dent?
October 24, 2011Given the enormous scale of worldwide energy use, there are limited options for achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Report: Storage for spent nuclear fuel more crucial than ever
April 26, 2011Japanese nuclear crisis adds to the urgency of dealing with radioactive used fuel, and may raise cost of new plants, MIT study says
The nuclear crisis and Japan’s government
March 17, 2011At MIT forum, experts analyze the country's response to the crisis, and give first-hand account of what it was like in Tokyo as the earthquake hit.
A step toward fusion power
December 2, 2010MIT advance could help remove contaminants that slow fusion reactions, and may bring practical fusion power plants a bit closer to reality.
Gibson, Romano win Rickover Fellowships
November 3, 2010Join two others from the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering who previously won awards.
Holdren sees opportunities in energy challenges
October 27, 2010Presidential science adviser calls for increased energy R&D to create jobs and boost business; supports conclusions of MIT nuclear study.
3 Questions: George Shultz on nuclear disarmament
October 18, 2010The former secretary of state (and former MIT professor) discusses his ongoing campaign to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
MIT partners in DOE-funded Nuclear Energy Innovation Hub
June 4, 2010One of nine involved in project announced May 28