An aggressive market-driven model for US fusion power development

National Academies study says fusion can help decarbonize US energy, calls for public-private approach to pilot plant operation by 2035-40.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Feb. 24, 2021 ~9 min

A cool advance in thermoelectric conversion

A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.

Steve Nadis | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Dec. 11, 2020 ~7 min

Researchers find a better way to design metal alloys

System uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, allowing for selection of desired properties in a new metal.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Pulling the secrets of dark matter out of a hat

Grad student Chiara Salemi and Professor Lindley Winslow use the ABRACADABRA instrument to reveal insights into dark matter.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
Dec. 2, 2020 ~9 min

An escape route for seafloor methane

Leakage from frozen layers was a puzzle, but a new study shows how the potent greenhouse gas breaks through icy barriers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

Center to advance predictive simulation research established at MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

MIT is among nine universities selected as part of a program sponsored by the DoE to support science-based modeling and simulation and exascale computing technologies.

Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
Nov. 24, 2020 ~7 min

System can sterilize medical tools using solar heat

Device could provide pressurized steam to run autoclaves without the need for electricity in off-grid areas.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Cosmic rays may soon stymie quantum computing

Building quantum computers underground or designing radiation-proof qubits may be needed, researchers find.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

Novel gas-capture approach advances nuclear fuel management

Multidisciplinary team uses metal organic frameworks to extract radioactive krypton from fuel-reprocessing gasses.

Peter Dunn | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
July 24, 2020 ~7 min

Better simulation meshes well for design software (and more)

New work on 2D and 3D meshing aims to address challenges with some of today’s state-of-the-art methods.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 20, 2020 ~7 min

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