System provides cooling with no electricity

Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.

David Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 30, 2019 ~8 min

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New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Novel class of “ionic liquids” may store more energy than conventional electrolytes — with less risk of catching fire.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 12, 2019 ~6 min

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Getting more heat out of sunlight

Material developed at MIT can passively capture solar heat for home heating or industrial applications.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 1, 2019 ~6 min

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3Q: Yet-Ming Chiang on reopening the case of cold fusion

The materials science and engineering professor is part of a multi-institution effort to investigate the possibility of cold fusion in a scientifically rigorous way.

Rachel Kemper | Department of Materials Science and Engineering • mit
May 27, 2019 ~7 min

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Ambient plant illumination could light the way for greener buildings

Collaboration between MIT architect and chemical engineer could be at the center of new sustainable infrastructure for buildings.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 9, 2019 ~9 min

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Thermodynamic insights could lead to better catalysts

Experiments and analyses show how electrons and protons get together on an electrode surface.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 2, 2019 ~8 min

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Breakthrough in boiling

High-fidelity simulations by MIT nuclear researchers point the way to optimizing heat transfer in current and next-generation reactors.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 22, 2019 ~8 min

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