• Oct. 25, 2016
    MIT researchers have been awarded a grant of nearly $1.3 million through the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to study the reasons for solar energy’s rapid and sustained cost decline...
  • Oct. 24, 2016
    Almost all solid materials, from rubber and glass to granite and steel, inevitably expand when heated. Only in very rare instances do certain materials buck this thermodynamic trend and shrink with...
  • Oct. 20, 2016
    In August, Leon Glicksman, an MIT professor of architecture and mechanical engineering, and John Lienhard, a professor of mechanical engineering, published "Modeling and Approximation in Heat...
  • Oct. 11, 2016
    In the coming years, as more transistors are packed into ever smaller areas within computer chips, MIT engineers say cellphones, laptops, and other electronic devices may face a higher risk of...
  • Oct. 9, 2016
    Energy storage devices called supercapacitors have become a hot area of research, in part because they can be charged rapidly and deliver intense bursts of power. However, all supercapacitors...
  • Oct. 2, 2016
    When one type of an oxide structure called perovskite is exposed to both water vapor and streams of electrons, it exhibits behavior that researchers had never anticipated: The material gives off...
  • Sep. 22, 2016
    On a Friday afternoon in September, a small clutch of people are gathered around Anthony McDougal to hear him describe his research on the biological and mechanical processes behind the brilliant...
  • Sep. 5, 2016
    MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the fifth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position. The...
  • Aug. 21, 2016
    How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling...
  • Jul. 24, 2016
    What are some of the most important problems to solve when it comes to providing clean water globally? Depending on where you are, the challenges around water are different. In some places where you...
  • Jul. 16, 2016
    The air was hot and gritty. Shehazvi had to squint to see past the sun into the edge of town, past the cars and motorcycles whizzing by, past the scorched earth, to where old buildings stood...
  • Jun. 13, 2016
    The following is adapted from a Masdar Institute article by Erica Solomon. A team of researchers at MIT and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has discovered a low-cost way to...
  • May. 24, 2016
    A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the...
  • May. 22, 2016
    A team of MIT researchers has for the first time demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically predicted ceiling on how much sunlight they can...
  • Apr. 5, 2016
    Performance across a wide range of new technologies from solar cells to fuel cells depends on interactions at interfaces between materials on the atomic scale. “The behavior is influenced, and often...
  • Apr. 3, 2016
    Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political...
  • Mar. 28, 2016
    Mobilizing oxygen atoms from the crystal surface of perovskite-oxide electrodes to participate in the formation of oxygen gas is key to speeding up water-splitting reactions, researchers at MIT, the...
  • Jan. 9, 2016
    Traditional light bulbs, thought to be well on their way to oblivion, may receive a reprieve thanks to a technological breakthrough. Incandescent lighting and its warm, familiar glow is well over a...
  • Jan. 6, 2016
    According to Forbes magazine, their fifth annual 30 Under 30 lists showcase “America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” who are less than than 30 years old....
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    Professor John Heywood is one of the most recognizable and highly regarded names in internal combustion engines. His work with Professor James Fay and Professor James Keck in the MIT Sloan Automotive...

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