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 | Aug. 12, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering energy-storage renewable-energy batteries mit-energy-initiative

Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory

Lab-scale experiment could help scientists understand interstellar and galactic-scale smashups.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 6, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research space astronomy-and-planetary-science physics plasma-science-and-fusion-center staff school-of-science department-of-energy-doe astrophysics

Finding novel materials for practical devices

MIT researchers use a new machine learning technique to rapidly evaluate new transition metal compounds to identify those that can perform specialized functions.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | Aug. 1, 2019 | mit
~14 mins   

Tags: machine-learning metals chemical-engineering mit-energy-initiative research school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence

Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions

With more investment, better energy storage for wind and solar power could prevent extra energy from being wasted and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries money renewable-energy taxes

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 | July 31, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change institute-for-data systems and-society sloan-school-of-management mitei school-of-engineering tata-center climate india carbon alternative-energy climate-change development economics global-warming greenhouse-gases renewable-energy research department-of-energy-doe

Battery gets ‘blue energy’ from ocean and freshwater mix

A new battery technology can capture "blue energy" from places where saltwater and freshwater mix and constantly keep itself charged.

Rob Jordan-Stanford | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries renewable-energy salt water


Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 29, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative-mitei mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering carbon-dioxide carbon-emissions carbon-sequestration climate-change research batteries sustainability carbon energy faculty students graduate postdoctoral

Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks

Technique can spot anomalous particle smashups that may point to phenomena beyond the Standard Model.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 25, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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