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.
3 Questions: Jeffrey Hoffman on the Space Shuttle at 30
April 11, 2011Anniversary of the first shuttle flight comes just as it nears retirement, but the vehicle has changed space travel dramatically.
MIT students advocate for research funding on Capitol Hill
April 1, 2011Members of the Science Policy Initiative will demonstrate the benefits of continued federal funding for science and technology at this year's annual Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day.
Department of Energy launches startup-friendly program
March 29, 2011At MIT, Energy Secretary Chu announces ‘Next Top Energy Innovator’ program, and White House officials tout commitment to helping startups.
March 18, 2011New report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and the Policy of Global Change analyzes the impact of border carbon adjustments.
Committee says DOD should pay some of the costs of transportation infrastructure near U.S. military bases
March 9, 2011Professor Joseph Sussman chaired committee that also required funding for public transportation
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
January 24, 2011MIT symposium finds electric vehicle technology capabilities are way ahead of policy and infrastructure needs.
What's the price of environmental policies?
January 21, 2011Joint Program report examines discrepancies in climate-change cost estimates
Suresh discusses the role of engineering in the study of infectious disease
December 13, 2010In public lecture at MIT, former dean describes progress in understanding malaria.
Harrell convenes thought-leaders to catalyze new research informed by science, humanities and arts disciplines
December 2, 2010
Chiang, Lester appointed to DOE energy advisory committee
November 15, 2010Professors will provide advice and expertise on clean-energy issues under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.