PhD candidate Lucio Milanese uncovers new fundamental mechanism in turbulence.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~9 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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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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In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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MIT Energy Fellow David Fischer irradiates high-temperature superconducting tape to test its resilience and prepare for the first pilot fusion plant.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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Undergraduates Aljazzy Alahmadi, Andrea Garcia, and Quynh Nguyen are sustaining the nuclear science and engineering research mission from around the world.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers devise a practical solution for preventing corrosive CRUD buildup in nuclear systems.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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