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   

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Making wireless communication more energy efficient

Along with studying theory, "it's also important to me that the work we are doing will help to solve real-world problems,” says LIDS student Omer Tanovic.

Greta Friar | Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems | July 3, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

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Caught between criminals and cops

Using virtual reality, doctoral candidate Andrew Miller gauges citizens' faith in law enforcement in the face of gang violence.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | May 13, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Commerce and coercion

When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | March 29, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Fine-tuning multiphysics problems

Nuclear science and engineering graduate student Miriam Kreher codes to create better models for complex interactions within nuclear reactors.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | March 25, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields

MIT researchers find a new way to make nanoscale measurements of fields in more than one dimension.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | March 15, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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CEE event showcases multidisciplinary opportunities

Ninth annual Research Speed Dating event fosters intradepartmental collaboration and facilitates discussion of future efforts to solve global issues.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 12, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

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3 Questions: Josh Moss on tackling urban pollution

PhD student Josh Moss uses computer modeling and physical experiments to examine the key transformations that emissions undergo in the atmosphere.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Feb. 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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