Making real a biotechnology dream: nitrogen-fixing cereal crops

Voigt Lab's work could eventually replace cereal crops’ need for nitrogen from chemical fertilizers.

Lisa Miller | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | Jan. 10, 2020 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering school-of-engineering genetic-engineering plants j-wafs research bacteria water

Julia Ortony: Concocting nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications

The MIT assistant professor is entranced by the beauty she finds pursuing chemistry.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative | Jan. 9, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering research faculty dmse chemistry nanoscience-and-nanotechnology renewable-energy water

A new way to remove contaminants from nuclear wastewater

Method concentrates radionuclides in a small portion of a nuclear plant’s wastewater, allowing the rest to be recycled.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Dec. 19, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research school-of-engineering chemical-engineering energy water desalination mathematics nuclear-science-and-engineering

J-WAFS zeroes in on food security as agricultural impacts of the climate crisis become more apparent

The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab presents a new report on climate, agriculture, water, and food security — with plans for more research.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: climate-change agriculture food sustainability j-wafs research water

New process could make hydrogen peroxide available in remote places

MIT-developed method may lead to portable devices for making the disinfectant on-site where it’s needed.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 23, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemistry chemical-engeering water health developing-countries school-of-science school-of-engineering


A droplet walks into an electric field …

Researchers have found a simple formula that could be useful for air purification, space propulsion, and molecular analyses.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 17, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: fluid-dynamics mathematics mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering school-of-science water physics national-science-foundation-nsf


Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty

A new method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | April 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change idss climate-change infrastructure policy water sustainability eaps africa research

Engineers make clear droplets produce iridescent colors

Optical effect could be harnessed for light displays, litmus tests, and makeup products.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 27, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: fluid-dynamics mechanical-engineering physics research school-of-engineering water national-science-foundation-nsf

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