A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging.

Daniel Darling | Department of Biological Engineering | Aug. 9, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: quantum-computing biological-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology carbon-nanotubes cancer medicine

Air travel in academia

Media Lab designs a pilot carbon-offsets program.

MIT Media Lab | Aug. 7, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning environment emissions carbon greenhouse-gases transportation community pollution research

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   

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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

Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mit-energy-initiative climate-change alternative-energy energy environment economics greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide research policy emissions china technology-and-society

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

Carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle, with devastating consequences, study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 8, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: carbon climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-science emissions environment geology global-warming greenhouse-gases mathematics research school-of-science nasa national-science-foundation-nsf

An escape route for carbon

Study shows minerals sequester carbon for thousands of years, which may explain oxygen’s abundance in the atmosphere.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: carbon eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment geology research school-of-science nasa national-science-foundation-nsf climate-change

Pantry ingredients can help grow carbon nanotubes

Study finds baking soda, detergent, and table salt — all rich in sodium — are effective catalysts.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | May 28, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering carbon-nanotubes research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering

Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

New method could be useful for building quantum sensors and computers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | May 17, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: research nuclear-science-and-engineering carbon graphene school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-energy-doe

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 | May 2, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research chemistry carbon graphene renewable-energy energy materials-science-and-engineering school-of-science department-of-energy-doe national-institutes-of-health-nih

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