Solar-powered system converts plastic and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels

Researchers have developed a system that can transform plastic waste and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels and other valuable products – using just the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 9, 2023 ~5 min

New solar tech is nearly 10X more efficient at splitting water

A new catalyst is way more efficient than others at splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen, which could cut carbon emissions.

U. Michigan • futurity
Jan. 6, 2023 ~6 min


Green jobs are booming, but too few employees have sustainability skills to fill them – here are 4 ways to close the gap

Green jobs go beyond solar panel installation and wind turbine maintenance. They’re found in fields from design to economics and in many types of management.

Karen C. Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale University • conversation
Jan. 5, 2023 ~9 min

New MIT internships expand research opportunities in Africa

University placements through MISTI aim to help grow the African research ecosystem.

Kristen Wilcox | Office of the Associate Provost for International Activities • mit
Jan. 5, 2023 ~6 min

Scientists discover a new way of sharing genetic information in a common ocean microbe

Prochlorococcus, the world’s most abundant photosynthetic organism, reveals a gene-transfer mechanism that may be key to its abundance and diversity.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 5, 2023 ~8 min

New quantum computing architecture could be used to connect large-scale devices

Researchers have demonstrated directional photon emission, the first step toward extensible quantum interconnects.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 5, 2023 ~9 min

Mitochondria with ‘solar panels’ give worms longer lives

Boosting metabolism using light-powered mitochondria extends roundworms' lives up to 40%, according to new research.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
Jan. 5, 2023 ~7 min

Green jobs are booming, but too few employees have sustainability skills to fill them – here are 4 ways to get training

Green jobs go beyond solar panel installation and wind turbine maintenance. They’re found in fields from design to economics and in many types of management.

Karen C. Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale University • conversation
Jan. 5, 2023 ~9 min


Strengthening electron-triggered light emission

A new method can produce a hundredfold increase in light emissions from a type of electron-photon coupling, which is key to electron microscopes and other technologies.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 4, 2023 ~7 min

Wind turbines are already skyscraper-sized – is there any limit to how big they will get?

Meet the Canary Wharf-sized wind turbine with Big Ben-sized blades.

Simon Hogg, Executive Director of the Durham Energy Institute, Durham University • conversation
Jan. 3, 2023 ~7 min

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