MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action.
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RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions, and communicate at greater distances.
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Research shows that, contrary to accepted rule of thumb, a 10- or 15-year lifetime can be good enough.
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Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are developing technologies that store, capture, convert, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
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Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options.
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MIT analysis shows when and where advanced photovoltaics would be economic to install.
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Technique could prevent overheating of laptops, mobile phones, and other electronics.
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Approach could bypass the time-consuming steps currently needed to test new photovoltaic materials.
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New framework guarantees stability of microgrids that supply local power in developing countries.
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Researchers develop a novel technique using graphene to create solar cells they can mount on surfaces ranging from glass to plastic to paper and tape.
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