Q&A with Rosalind Williams on history in the age of human empire
February 27, 2012New book examines the critical juncture when human endeavors began to dominate the planet.
Five-year effort by Campus Energy Task Force saves MIT millions of dollars, kilowatt-hours
December 21, 2011
Carbon capture? Go for the source
December 6, 2011New analysis shows pulling CO2 from the air would not be cost-effective in the foreseeable future.
Christoph Reinhart appointed associate professor of architecture
December 5, 2011World renowned building scientist and architectural educator joins department
With changes, the grid can take it
December 5, 2011MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation.
Highly efficient oxygen catalyst found
October 28, 2011New catalyst, made of inexpensive and abundant materials, could prove useful in rechargeable batteries and hydrogen-fuel production.
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.
At your service in the Stratton Student Center: one Greenbean recycling machine
October 21, 2011Zoe is the Greenbean recycling machine near the stairs on the first floor of W20. Part of a pilot program sponsored by the MIT Department of Facilities, Zoe is taking community recycling to the next level.
Science school for judges
September 20, 2011MIT and the Broad Institute open their doors to the judicial community for a workshop at the intersection of science and the law.
Said and Done for September 2011
September 15, 2011The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest
Also labeled: Alumni/ae, Anthropology, Arts, Awards, honors and fellowships, Books and authors, Economics, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Humanities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Manufacturing, Oceanography and ocean engineering, Political science, Research, Science writing, Social sciences
Boston Harbor Islands environmental monitoring effort aided by MIT Sea Grant interns
September 9, 2011Elledge and Matthews collect and contribute to larger effort to observe and define changes on the islands' shores.
Valuing the trees through the forest
September 8, 2011Competing demands for food, fuels, and forests
Improved buildings could make a big dent in climate change
August 31, 2011New MIT report on concrete buildings shows many areas for major reductions in their lifetime carbon footprint.
A new way to model urban air pollution
August 29, 2011MIT researchers improve upon methods to model atmospheric aerosols.
Paving the way to greenhouse gas reductions
August 29, 2011New MIT report on concrete roadways shows opportunities for significant carbon-footprint cuts.