Atomically thin materials are a promising alternative to silicon-based transistors; now researchers can connect them more efficiently to other chip elements.
today • ~6 min
US approves its first big offshore wind farm, near Martha's Vineyard – it’s a breakthrough for the industry
The Biden administration has a goal of getting from today's 42 megawatts of offshore wind power to nearly 30,000 by the end of the decade, but there are still obstacles ahead.
May 11, 2021 • ~8 min
Researchers are finding ways to boost the amount of power that concentrated solar power plants generate. The work could make them more widespread.
May 10, 2021 • ~8 min
A "molecular glue" strengthens a key weak point in perovskite solar cells. The advance makes them tougher, more efficient, and more reliable.
May 7, 2021 • ~9 min
In the Northeast, Canadian hydropower could make it so.
May 3, 2021 • ~4 min
Installing solar panels over California's 4,000 miles of canals could generate less expensive, renewable energy, save water, fight climate change – and offer a solution for the thirsty American West.
May 3, 2021 • ~10 min
Why do nuclear plants produce radioactive water – and what happens when that water gets into the ocean?
April 30, 2021 • ~7 min
How an MIT engineering course became an incubator for fusion design innovations.
April 29, 2021 • ~8 min
Crystallizing salts can grow “legs,” then tip over and fall away, potentially helping to prevent fouling of metal surfaces, researchers find.
April 28, 2021 • ~8 min
Fifth-year nuclear science and engineering graduate student Arunkumar Seshadri looks to develop materials and fuels that can better withstand the extreme conditions in nuclear reactors.
April 26, 2021 • ~7 min