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New law for superconductors

New law for superconductors

Mathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances.

December 17, 2014Read more
Boston institutions to host "Hub Week" in fall 2015

Boston institutions to host "Hub Week" in fall 2015

Energy and biological engineering professor Angela Belcher to focus her "challenge" around environmental sustainability, food and water security and renewable energy.

December 15, 2014Read more
Batteries That Will Save the Planet

Batteries That Will Save the Planet

Donald Sadoway and his team have developed a long-lasting solid-state battery they say is easily scaled.

December 15, 2014Read more
 From Energy Sink to Energy Efficient: A Walk Through Window Technologies

From Energy Sink to Energy Efficient: A Walk Through Window Technologies

In the last century, windows have evolved from drafty single-panes to energy-efficient triple-glazed and coated glass units.

December 10, 2014Read more
Grid-Scale Storage: Smooth Operators

Grid-Scale Storage: Smooth Operators

Matching output to demand is hard with wind and solar power. MIT's Don Sadoway is working on how to store surplus juice until it is needed.

December 8, 2014Read more
MIT’s ‘Local Warming’ exhibit previews the energy-saving future of  
personalized climate control

MIT’s ‘Local Warming’ exhibit previews the energy-saving future of personalized climate control

Carlo Ratti, director of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab, focuses on saving energy through the use of dynamically controlled highly localized heating.

December 5, 2014Read more
Cool Discovery Blasts Summer Heat Into 'the Cold Darkness of the Universe'

Cool Discovery Blasts Summer Heat Into 'the Cold Darkness of the Universe'

Technology being developed at Stanford University could slash the need for summertime air conditioning

December 1, 2014Read more