Most materials have a fixed ability to conduct heat, but applying voltage to this thin film changes its thermal properties drastically.
Feb. 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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System achieves new level of efficiency in harnessing sunlight to make fresh potable water from seawater.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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Starting with higher-value niche markets and then expanding could help perovskite-based solar panels become competitive with silicon.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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Solar panel costs have dropped lately, but slimming down silicon wafers could lead to even lower costs and faster industry expansion.
Jan. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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MIT researchers review renewable energy and carbon pricing policies as states consider repealing or relaxing renewable portfolio standards.
Jan. 22, 2020 • ~13 min
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Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.
Jan. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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The MIT assistant professor is entranced by the beauty she finds pursuing chemistry.
Jan. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new study looks at how the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years.
Jan. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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MIT study finds that challenges in measuring and mitigating leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, prove pivotal.
Dec. 16, 2019 • ~9 min
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Mining materials from the sea floor could help secure a low-carbon future, but researchers are racing to understand the environmental effects.
Dec. 5, 2019 • ~11 min
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