Olafur Eliasson at MIT for 2014 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT
February 14, 2014Award includes artist residency, public events, $100,000 prize and gala
3 Questions: Francis O’Sullivan on the climate impact of ‘leaky methane’
February 13, 2014Researchers find that national estimates of methane emissions have been underestimated over the past 20 years.
NSE undergrad Minh Dinh’s love of learning, materials, and programming leads him to research group role
February 12, 2014
Materials database proves its mettle with new discoveries
February 4, 2014Project provides a systematic way of exploring the vast realm of unfamiliar materials.
MIT fusion experiment energized by new budget deal
January 24, 2014Alcator C-Mod to receive $22.2 million in 2014.
How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light
January 19, 2014New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.
Disordered materials hold promise for better batteries
January 9, 2014MIT researchers find that contrary to conventional wisdom, cathodes made of disordered lithium compounds can perform better than perfectly ordered ones.
Faculty Highlight: Keith A. Nelson
January 6, 2014Spectroscopy techniques demonstrate ballistic motion at micron length scales, open door to new possibilities for semiconductors, thermoelectrics.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick visits MIT’s SMART Centre in Singapore
December 24, 2013Governor’s visit spurs a discussion regarding transportation, ‘Big Data,’ and information technology.
Research update: Electric fields can push droplets from surfaces
December 20, 2013New method developed at MIT could lead to near-doubling of heat-transfer efficiency from power-plant condensers.
3 Questions: Randolph Kirchain on the spread of electronic waste
December 17, 2013New study provides a comprehensive look at where a steadily growing quantity of old computers, televisions, and phones end up.
Study finds piece-by-piece approach to emissions policies can be effective
December 16, 2013New analysis shows that policies addressing energy consumption and technology choices individually can play an important part in reducing emissions.
Water, water everywhere: But is there enough to drink?
December 13, 2013At MIT, experts address the challenges of supplying clean, safe water to a growing world population.
Study: Current efforts not enough to prevent climate consequences
November 20, 2013MIT researchers provide a window into the future with 2013 Energy and Climate Outlook
Better batteries through biology?
November 13, 2013MIT researchers find a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.
‘Hybrid’ nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions
November 4, 2013Combining nuclear with artificial geothermal, shale oil, or hydrogen production could help slow climate change, study shows.
Nancy Pelosi visits Plasma Science and Fusion Center
November 4, 2013
Faculty Highlight: Evelyn Wang
November 4, 2013Device Research Laboratory scientists aim to control changes in phase of gases and liquids to reduce power consumption in heating and cooling systems.