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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
Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis

Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis

New power plant design could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, and centralized construction.

April 16, 2014Read more
Excitons observed in action for the first time

Excitons observed in action for the first time

Technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles in solid material.

April 16, 2014Read more
A molecular approach to solar power

A molecular approach to solar power

Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining.

April 14, 2014Read more
How electrodes charge and discharge

How electrodes charge and discharge

New MIT analysis probes charge transfer in porous battery electrodes for the first time.

April 3, 2014Read more
MIT Soft House Wins Architizer A+ Award!

MIT Soft House Wins Architizer A+ Award!

Housing design wins the jury’s vote for Residential Low Rise category

April 2, 2014Read more
Strain can alter materials’ properties

Strain can alter materials’ properties

New field of "strain engineering" could open up areas of materials research with many potential applications.

April 2, 2014Read more
Schlumberger Awards NSE Grad Student

Schlumberger Awards NSE Grad Student

Yan Chen is awarded the Faculty for the Future fellowship supporting women role models.

April 2, 2014Read more