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Crowdsourcing climate change, one contest at a time

Crowdsourcing climate change, one contest at a time

At MIT's Climate CoLab, competitors battle for the ultimate prize: a sustainable future

April 16, 2014Read more
The 'wacky scientist' Ernest Moniz brings his unusual style to Energy  
Department

The 'wacky scientist' Ernest Moniz brings his unusual style to Energy Department

MITEI Director Bob Armstrong talks about the now-Secretary of Energy.

March 28, 2014Read more
The solar panels of the future could be grown from bacteria

The solar panels of the future could be grown from bacteria

MIT researchers have taken the first steps to creating conductive materials that grow, evolve, and self-repair.

March 24, 2014Read more
MIT Spin-off Poised to Break World Record with High Altitude Wind Turbine

MIT Spin-off Poised to Break World Record with High Altitude Wind Turbine

Altaeros Energies sees success in Alaska, highlights New York Times.

March 21, 2014Read more
White House features Climate CoLab

White House features Climate CoLab

MIT center used as an example consistent with President Obama's Climate Data Initiative.

March 20, 2014Read more
Bionic Plants Offer Superpowered Photosynthesis

Bionic Plants Offer Superpowered Photosynthesis

Rebuilding plants into bionic superpowered energy photosynthesizers—we have the nanotechnology

March 18, 2014Read more
In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

If it works, the $5-billion Kemper project would remove up to 65% of its potential carbon dioxide emissions. But it's already behind schedule and over budget.

March 18, 2014Read more
Harlem Building Collapse Highlights America’s Dangerously Old Gas  
Infrastructure

Harlem Building Collapse Highlights America’s Dangerously Old Gas Infrastructure

The deadly explosion started with a leak in a gas pipe, one part of the nation's enormous and aging gas system

March 13, 2014Read more