Summers: To end slump, United States must spend
November 3, 2011In MIT remarks, former Treasury secretary calls for the ‘common sense’ cure of more government spending to spur growth.
What can make a dent?
October 23, 2011Given the enormous scale of worldwide energy use, there are limited options for achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
MIT students to visit Washington to explore science policy careers
October 13, 2011New Federal Science Agency Visits program sends delegates to meet with scientists and policymakers at federal agencies to see science policy in practice.
Introducing the China Energy and Climate Project
October 5, 2011In collaboration with Tsinghua University, MIT launches a new research project to analyze the impact of China’s existing and proposed energy and climate policies.
The MIT-India connection
September 20, 2011The first MIT-India Conference will explore the role of technology in building India’s economy.
MIT paper wins award at International Conference on Engineering Design
August 22, 2011Alumnus Michael Pasqual and professor Olivier de Weck win ‘Reviewers’ Favorite’ award
President Hockfield stresses innovation in speech to U.S. governors
July 15, 2011‘Lasting economic growth emerges from the most advanced science, mathematics and technology,’ she says.
The impact of climate policy on U.S. aviation
June 8, 2011Researchers find that a federal climate policy would lower total U.S. emissions, but without large reductions in the aviation sector.
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
Moving climate change regulation forward
April 24, 2011U.S. chief climate negotiator, MIT panel examine the science and policy of global warming.
Science and policy can catalyze each other, EPA head says
April 21, 2011In MIT visit, Lisa Jackson discusses how technology can affect government regulations.
Study: U.S. drought risk to increase with climate change
April 19, 2011While impacts will vary by region, projections indicate that drought frequency will increase throughout most of the contiguous United States.