A new approach to making airplane parts, minus the massive infrastructure

Carbon nanotube film produces aerospace-grade composites with no need for huge ovens or autoclaves.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Jan. 13, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering carbon-nanotubes manufacturing materials-science-and-engineering research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Taking the carbon out of construction with engineered wood

Substituting lumber for materials such as cement and steel could cut building emissions and costs.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Dec. 11, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: research climate-change greenhouse-gases emissions climate environment energy economics policy carbon-dioxide building sustainability materials-science-and-engineering cement joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Microbial cooperation at the micron scale impacts biodegradation

MIT researchers demonstrate how often-ignored microbial interactions have a significant impact on the biodegradation of complex materials.

Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Nov. 15, 2019 | mit
~3 mins   

Tags: civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering ecology climate-change research microbes carbon biology

MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures

Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 6, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research mit-energy-initiative sloan-school-of-management oil-and-gas climate-change environment industry policy climate greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide emissions sustainability

MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air.

David Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 24, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering emissions carbon-nanotubes nanoscience-and-nanotechnology climate-change carbon-dioxide sustainability carbon greenhouse-gases

“Electroadhesive” stamp picks up and puts down microscopic structures

New technique could enable assembly of circuit boards and displays with more minute components.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: carbon-nanotubes electronics mechanical-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf

Greener and fairer: Balancing pollution, energy prices, and household income

New research looks at how environmental taxes can work for everyone, in Spain and beyond.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Sept. 25, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change climate-change greenhouse-gases emissions environment energy economics policy carbon-dioxide research sustainability

MIT engineers develop “blackest black” material to date

Made from carbon nanotubes, the new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Sept. 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering arts carbon-nanotubes exhibits research school-of-engineering visual-arts mit-center-for-art science-technology-cast technology-and-society


A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging.

Daniel Darling | Department of Biological Engineering | Aug. 9, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: quantum-computing biological-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology carbon-nanotubes cancer medicine

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