New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:45am
Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material’s crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications.
The Engine announces investments in first group of startups
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:45am
The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments in its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for transformative impact on aerospace, renewable energy, synthetic biology, medicine, and other sectors.
Comprehensive characterization of atmospheric organic carbon at a forested site
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:15pm
For a few weeks over the summer in 2011, teams of scientists from around the world converged on a small patch of ponderosa pine forest in Colorado to carry out one of the most detailed, extended surveys of atmospheric chemistry ever attempted in one place, in many cases using new measurement devi
Designing the Circular Economy
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:45am
In the circular economy, waste is minimized through reuse, reducing resource consumption by regeneratively cycling economic, natural, and social capital.
Materials Day Symposium 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Materials Day Symposium, 2017
October 11, 2017
8am - 6pm
Where: Kresge Auditorium (W16) and Stratton Student Center (W20)
Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:30am
Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three times as much power for a given weight as today’s leading technology, lithium-ion batteries.
Future Semiconductors Could be 'Photocopied' Using Graphene
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:15am
Semiconductor chips of tomorrow could one day be manufactured by using a "photocopying" process on super-thin sheets of graphene, rather than using traditional silicon, according to research being conducted at MIT.
Study suggests route to improving rechargeable lithium batteries
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:45am
Most of today’s lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from cars to phones, use a liquid as the electrolyte between two electrodes.
3 Questions: Angela Belcher and Kristala Prather on the promise of energy bioscience
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:45am
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) continues to develop and expand its eight Low-Carbon Energy Centers, which facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among MIT researchers, industry, and government to advance research in technology areas critical to addressing climate change.
Converging on cancer at the nanoscale
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:15pm
This summer, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine.