MIT serves as a laboratory for a multifaceted approach to address the Institute’s own contributions to climate change.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~10 min
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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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Researchers show that deep reinforcement learning can be used to design more efficient nuclear reactors.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Fluorine, a relatively abundant and light element, may be a good substitute for lithium without changing how long batteries last much.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Wind and solar power in California isn't as beneficial to the environment as renewable energy in Florida, researchers say. Here's why and why it matters.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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Training neural networks burns through a lot of energy. As the AI field grows, it's working to keep its carbon foot print from growing with it.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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System uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, allowing for selection of desired properties in a new metal.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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The MISTI Career Conversations: Energy program serves as an innovative pivot from international internships to a virtual seminar series.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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