Solar cells on your roof can save a lot of water

Electricity-generating rooftop solar cells can save a significant amount of water. In some states, individual household water saving can reach up to 1,000%.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
Sept. 22, 2022 ~8 min

Ocean scientists measure sediment plume stirred up by deep-sea-mining vehicle

A new field study reveals a previously unobserved fluid dynamic process that is key to assessing impact of deep-sea mining operations.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 21, 2022 ~8 min

Passive cooling system could benefit off-grid locations

Relying on evaporation and radiation — but not electricity — the system could keep food fresh longer or supplement air conditioning in buildings.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 20, 2022 ~8 min

Electric planes are coming: Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years

Air Canada and United Airlines both have orders for hybrid electric 30-seaters. An aerospace engineer explains where electrification, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels are headed.

Gökçin Çınar, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 19, 2022 ~9 min

Fracking: if Liz Truss wants a major shale gas industry, she is 280 million years late

Britain was once sat on huge gas reserves, but most of it leaked away long ago.

Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Geology, The University of Edinburgh • conversation
Sept. 15, 2022 ~6 min

Germany to Expand Loans to Energy Companies

VOA Learning English • voa
Sept. 13, 2022 ~4 min

SMART Innovation Center awarded five-year NRF grant for new deep tech ventures

By providing researchers with financial and strategic support from the early stages, the Innovation Center hopes to bring new and disruptive technologies to market.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Sept. 13, 2022 ~8 min

Net zero: Copenhagen's failure to meet its 2025 target casts doubt on other major climate plans

The Danish capital reneged on its net zero target after an incinerator failed to secure state aid.

Inge-Merete Hougaard, Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Ecology, Lund University • conversation
Sept. 13, 2022 ~8 min

What is proof-of-stake? A computer scientist explains a new way to make cryptocurrencies, NFTs and metaverse transactions

Ethereum, one of the world’s largest blockchains and host of decentralized finance, NFTs and billions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency, is poised to dramatically reduce its energy consumption.

Scott Ruoti, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Tennessee • conversation
Sept. 12, 2022 ~6 min

EU Nations Seek Joint Efforts to Fight Rising Energy Costs

VOA Learning English • voa
Sept. 9, 2022 ~4 min