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How to make stronger, “greener” cement

How to make stronger, “greener” cement

Analysis of material's molecular structure leads to a new formula that could cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

September 29, 2014Read more
Preaching To The Choir? Beyond The People’s Climate March

Preaching To The Choir? Beyond The People’s Climate March

MIT Professor Christopher R. Knittel on addressing climate change

September 29, 2014Read more
Big Data Cuts Buildings' Energy Use

Big Data Cuts Buildings' Energy Use

Sensors and Analytic Software Help Make Buildings More Efficient

September 29, 2014Read more
New Formula Could Cut Pollution from Concrete

New Formula Could Cut Pollution from Concrete

The new concrete would contribute less to global warming and be stronger

September 29, 2014Read more
How to make a “perfect” solar absorber

How to make a “perfect” solar absorber

New system aims to harness the full spectrum of available solar radiation.

September 29, 2014Read more
Soft design for a sustainable world

Soft design for a sustainable world

Sheila Kennedy pioneers soft design techniques and materials to meet pressing global challenges in housing and energy.

September 24, 2014Read more
Molten metal batteries aimed at the grid

Molten metal batteries aimed at the grid

MIT's Don Sadoway and his team have invented a battery that could help smooth the power supply from renewable energy sources.

September 23, 2014Read more
Magnetic fields make the excitons go ’round

Magnetic fields make the excitons go ’round

Theorists find a new way to improve efficiency of solar cells by overcoming exciton “traps.”

September 23, 2014Read more
New formulation leads to improved liquid battery

New formulation leads to improved liquid battery

Cheaper, longer-lasting materials could enable batteries that make wind and solar energy more competitive.

September 22, 2014Read more
DOE Backs MIT Spin-Out

DOE Backs MIT Spin-Out

Keystone Towers, managed in part by MIT’s Alex Slocum, is producing a method to help spread wind power.

September 22, 2014Read more