Average home is more spacious now than ever – here's why that's a problem for the environment

Larger homes with fewer occupants have a bigger energy and heating demand.

Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
March 27, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: sustainability housing energy-efficiency social-housing homes heating

Ankle exoskeleton makes running easier

Running is great exercise but not everyone feels great doing it. An ankle exoskeleton could make running easier and boost your physical activity.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine energy exercise running

Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 26, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research machine-learning batteries metals chemical-engineering school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.

Cambridge University News
March 23, 2020 | cambridge

~5 mins   

Tags: climate energy electricity transport

Fully renewable electricity could destabilise the grid – but old coal plants may have a solution

Here's how spinning metal can smooth out the spikes in renewable electricity generation.

James Rouse, Research Fellow in Engineering, University of Nottingham
March 23, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: renewable-energy blackouts electricity-supply power-cuts electric-grid

Fusion researchers endorse push for pilot power plant in US

Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy Policy Advisory Group.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center
March 18, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: plasma-science-and-fusion-center materials-science-and-engineering research fusion alternative-energy renewable-energy energy industry physics department-of-energy-doe policy nuclear-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-science

Deep learning for mechanical property evaluation

New technique allows for more precise measurements of deformation characteristics using nanoindentation tools.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 16, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: materials-science-and-engineering dmse school-of-engineering research artificial-intelligence machine-learning department-of-energy-doe

How plants protect themselves from sun damage

Study reveals a mechanism that plants can use to dissipate excess sunlight as heat.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
March 10, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research chemistry plants agriculture food school-of-science department-of-energy-doe

3 Questions: Emre Gençer on the evolving role of hydrogen in the energy system

With support from renewable energy sources, the MIT research scientist says, we can consider hydrogen fuel as a tool for decarbonization.

Nafisa Syed | MIT Energy Initiative
March 5, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative research energy sustainability alternative-energy infrastructure policy 3-questions staff carbon emissions

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