Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
June 4, 2013MIT professor honored for her innovations that take cues, and materials, from nature to tackle key societal issues.
Cleaner energy, warmer climate?
May 7, 2013MIT researchers explore the possible consequences of expanding biofuels.
The case of the missing gas tax
February 21, 2013MIT researchers find vehicle efficiency standards are at least six times more costly than a tax on fuel.
Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production
February 17, 2013Yeast research takes a step toward production of alternatives to gasoline.
Teaching a microbe to make fuel
August 21, 2012Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
Seeing Green: Saving Forests or Food Prices?
June 22, 2012A growing population and rapid development will put a strain on land used to grow food over the next century. But if reforestation is used to avoid climate change it will create further strain, says a new MIT study.
Our gasoline-free future and how to get there
April 23, 2012Toyota’s Tom Stricker shares his view with the MIT community.
Our complex food future and how to respond
March 1, 2012Today’s global challenges will significantly affect how we grow our food. But these challenges are so complex and intertwined that response measures require collaboration and a broad, integrated lens.
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.