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 | July 1, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering research department-of-energy-doe materials-science-and-engineering renewable-energy

Solar refinery turns light and air into liquid fuel

A new rooftop solar refinery pulls in CO2 and light and turns them into a liquid fuel.

ETH Zurich | June 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured air fuels light renewable-energy

A new way to make droplets bounce away

Engineers design surfaces that send rain flying away, potentially preventing icing or soaking.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 27, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering surface-engineering department-of-energy-doe deshpande-center

For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions

Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: biology chemistry school-of-science faculty climate-change education teaching academics research mit-energy-initiative emissions energy sustainability

Harvard research shows energy use climbs with age and temperature

Two global trends — the aging of the world’s population and the warming of its atmosphere — are set to collide in the decades to come, new work by an MGH and HMS researcher shows.

Alvin Powell | June 6, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine aging alvin-powell climate-change energy-use harvard-medical-school hossein-estiri massachusetts-general-hospital

Harvard scientists link supplements to severe health events in young people

Compared with vitamins, dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, and energy were associated with nearly three times the risk of severe medical events in children and young adults.

Amy Roeder | June 5, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: health-medicine children energy-supplements fda flora-or muscle-building-supplements s-bryn-austin weight-loss-supplements yongjoo-kim young-adults

Protecting our energy infrastructure from cyberattack

Researchers use a new, holistic methodology to address cyber vulnerabilities in today’s energy systems.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | June 4, 2019 | mit
~17 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management system-design-and-management cyber-security research

UK in two-week coal-free record

The UK has not used coal to generate electricity since 17 May, the longest period since the 1880s,

BBC Science News | May 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: national-grid uk-economy renewable-energy climate-change

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