Making a remarkable material even better

Aerogels for solar devices and windows are more transparent than glass.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Feb. 25, 2020 ~17 min

Tags: mit-energy-initiative mechanical-engineering energy school-of-engineering tata-center research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering

Instrument may enable mail-in testing to detect heavy metals in water

Whisk-shaped device absorbs trace contaminants, preserves them in dry state that can be shipped to labs for analysis.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 25, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: environment pollution water health india sensors mechanical-engineering research tata-center school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management j-wafs national-science-foundation-nsf

Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 31, 2019 ~5 min

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Saving heat until you need it

A new concept for thermal energy storage involves a material that absorbs heat as it melts and releases it as it resolidifies.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 19, 2018 ~15 min

Tags: school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering energy-storage mit-energy-initiative tata-center chemistry chemical-engineering energy research

Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking | MIT News

New design can be tuned to an individual’s body weight and size.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 26, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  assistive-technology  developing-countries  india  mechanical-engineering  research  school-of-engineering  tata-center

New system recovers fresh water from power plants | MIT News

Technology captures water evaporating from cooling towers; prototype to be installed on MIT’s Central Utility Plant.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 8, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  research  water  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  mechanical-engineering  materials-science-and-engineering  manufacturing  desalination  nuclear-power-and-reactors  school-of-engineering  energy  environment  sustainability  facilities  tata-center

Translational Research Program to help MIT researchers achieve real-world impact | MIT News

Tata Center for Technology and Design program "aims to close the gap between ideas and implementation," says program director Jason Prapas.

Shivangi Misra | Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
June 6, 2018 ~4 min

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Fundamental equations guide marine robots to optimal sampling sites | MIT News

New principled approach helps autonomous underwater vehicles explore the ocean in an intelligent, energy-efficient manner.

MIT News Office • mit
May 9, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  autonomous-vehicles  computer-modeling  fluid-dynamics  machine-learning  mechanical-engineering  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  research  school-of-engineering  tata-center  lincoln-laboratory  national-science-foundation-nsf

Tata Center adds eight new projects to its 2018-2019 portfolio | MIT News

MIT principal investigators will receive funding and support for projects seeking an impact in the developing world.

Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
April 12, 2018 ~1 min

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Making appliances and energy grids more efficient | MIT News

The Tata Center is building a high-efficiency, affordable electric motor that could have a huge impact in India, home to as many as half a billion ceiling fans.

Ben Miller | Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
Feb. 28, 2018 ~8 min

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