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"There’s no more important issue than energy"

"There’s no more important issue than energy"

Speakers at 10th annual MIT Energy Conference see progress, but great need for more research.

March 4, 2015Read more
Could 3D Printing Utterly Change Solar Panel Technology?

Could 3D Printing Utterly Change Solar Panel Technology?

The sun’s energy promise is glowingly exciting.

March 3, 2015Read more
Now in Arms Talks, Energy Secretary Moniz Once Warned of Nuclear Iran

Now in Arms Talks, Energy Secretary Moniz Once Warned of Nuclear Iran

He has spent decades thinking about ways to both expand nuclear energy and limit the spread of atomic weapons.

March 3, 2015Read more
New analysis shows ion slowdown in fuel cell material

New analysis shows ion slowdown in fuel cell material

Dislocations in oxides seen as promising electrolytes create a “traffic jam” for charged ions.

March 3, 2015Read more
Cheap, flexible solar

Cheap, flexible solar

Tuning energy levels through surface chemistry shows promise for higher efficiency quantum dot solar cells, MIT graduate student Patrick R. Brown's work shows.

March 3, 2015Read more
Solar Pumps: India's Potential to Link Electricity Access and Irrigation  
Needs?

Solar Pumps: India's Potential to Link Electricity Access and Irrigation Needs?

Tata Fellow Varun Mehra on how solar pumps could make farming more profitable and lead the way toward rural electrification.

March 2, 2015Read more
Lulu Li: Modeling the Maelstrom inside a Reactor

Lulu Li: Modeling the Maelstrom inside a Reactor

Reactor physicist Lulu Li wants to make reactors safer by studying the "kinetic choreography" of the rapidly moving neutrons inside of them.

February 26, 2015Read more
New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft

New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft

A new process could extend the use of titanium for lightweight, more fuel-efficient airplanes.

February 26, 2015Read more