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This software from MIT whiz kids is designed to electrify India

This software from MIT whiz kids is designed to electrify India

With a quarter of India's population still in the dark, Gridform could help rural electrification projects happen smarter and faster.

August 27, 2014Read more
Siluria Wins $30M from Saudi Aramco and VCs to Convert Natural Gas to  
Commodity Chemicals

Siluria Wins $30M from Saudi Aramco and VCs to Convert Natural Gas to Commodity Chemicals

Investors want to help Siluria use biotech to transform natural gas into ethylene and fuel.

August 20, 2014Read more
Old car batteries could make cheaper, more efficient solar panels

Old car batteries could make cheaper, more efficient solar panels

MIT study shows a single battery could power 30 homes.

August 19, 2014Read more
Will CO2 Emission Standards Spur Carbon Capture Technology?

Will CO2 Emission Standards Spur Carbon Capture Technology?

CO2 emissions standards for power plants in the United States, United Kingdom and elsewhere may not spur the use of carbon capture technology; tighter or looser standards would work better to drive technology adoption.

August 13, 2014Read more
The unsung inventor of the carbon tax

The unsung inventor of the carbon tax

An 86-year-old MIT professor finally sees his idea catch fire—without credit for his work

August 12, 2014Read more
With $350M Research Center, MIT Bets Big on Technology

With $350M Research Center, MIT Bets Big on Technology

MIT unveils plans for new nanotechnology research center: MIT.nano

August 5, 2014Read more
System Converts Solar Efficiently to Steam

System Converts Solar Efficiently to Steam

A graphite disk resting on carbon foam collects sunlight to heat water directly to steam with 85 percent efficiency.

August 4, 2014Read more
Picking up Steam

Picking up Steam

A carbon-based material gives solar steam-power a boost.

August 2, 2014Read more
Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

MIT Researcher Howard Herzog speaks with the New York Times on the prospects of CCS

July 22, 2014Read more