New technique allows simulation of noncrystalline materials
June 21, 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 17, 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 12, 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 22, 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.
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A new look at prolonged radiation exposure
May 14, 2012MIT study suggests that at low dose-rate, radiation poses little risk to DNA.
DOE, MITEI announce a women in clean energy program for the U.S.
April 26, 2012Announced at the Third Clean Energy Ministerial in London today.
Our gasoline-free future and how to get there
April 23, 2012Toyota’s Tom Stricker shares his view with the MIT community.
Taking an innovative approach to battery design
April 22, 2012Donald Sadoway’s radical rethinking of electricity storage could revitalize renewable-power technologies.
New method to prevent undersea ice clogs
April 11, 2012Surface coatings developed by MIT researchers could inhibit buildup of methane hydrates that can block deep-sea oil and gas wells.
New nuclear science and engineering faculty drive curriculum expansion into computational science and engineering
April 10, 2012