A planned battery project in Essex will be ten times larger than the UK's current biggest battery.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
MIT researchers develop novel EV emissions model to quantify importance of vehicle charging patterns and impact of ambient temperature on EV emissions levels.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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Inspired by camel fur, a new two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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Hydrogen is feted as the key to a dynamic green economy. But is it the best choice for decarbonisation in all cases?
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~17 min
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Don't count nuclear energy out – it may be our best hope of reaching net-zero emissions within the time we have left.
Nov. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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Batteries power much of modern life, from electric and hybrid cars to computers, medical devices and cellphones. But unless they're made easier and cheaper to recycle, a battery waste crisis looms.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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MIT researchers reveal inadequacies in current battery models.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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Everactive provides an industrial “internet of things” platform built on its battery-free sensors.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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Bricks turn out to be useful for storing electricity thanks to their porousness and red pigment.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~5 min
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“Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT professor.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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