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Consortium including ‪#‎MIT‬ awarded $110M national grant to promote ‪#‎photonics‬ manufacturing.
MIT is a key player in a new $600 million public-private partnership announced today by the Obama administration to help strengthen high-tech U.S.-based manufacturing. Physically headquartered in New York state and led by the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), ...
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Summer interns in ‪#‎MIT‬ labs are learning research skills while helping to make progress in materials, drug delivery, and #energy: http://bit.ly/1IlOzvE
Micro-resolution printing: MIT postdoc Qing Hu demonstrates a 2-D pattern printer with a 30-micron tip while MIT Summer Scholars Mariely Caraballo Santa and Jahzeel Rosado Vega watch in the lab of Professor Nicholas Fang. Photo: Denis Paiste/Materials Processing Center.
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Found them! Weyl points, first predicted in 1929, observed for the first time: http://bit.ly/1THyWQS
Part of a 1929 prediction by physicist Hermann Weyl — of a kind of massless particle that features a singular point in its energy spectrum called the “Weyl point” — has finally been confirmed by direct observation for the first time, says an international team of physicists led by researchers at ...
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Researchers from ‪#‎MIT‬ are solving the mysteries of polymer conductivity http://bit.ly/1gCndoy
A scanning transmission electron micrograph (STEM) of the polymer material shows its division into crystalline regions (light areas of orderly dots) and the amorphous, disordered matrix, which is seen as the dark background. The original 2-D STEM views were rendered into 3-D form to create this ...
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MIT representatives bring #energy #synergy to IHS CERAWeek: http://bit.ly/1Ty9Kw5
Top government and business leaders meet each year in Houston to discuss the state of the energy industry at IHS Energy CERAWeek, hosted by the information and analytics company IHS Inc. Years ago, the buzz was all about fossil fuels. These days, though, renewables and divestment are lively ...
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Researchers at ‪#‎MIT‬ have come up with a possible new look for ‪#‎nuclear‬ - power plants that float on the deep sea.
Left to right: Michael Golay and Jacopo Buongiorno of nuclear science and engineering (NSE) and Neil Todreas of NSE and mechanical engineering are designing a floating nuclear plant that could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, and centralized construction—and could be deployed in time to ...
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‪#‎MIT‬ experts weigh in on the U.S.-Iran ‪#‎nuclear‬ deal: 
MIT has long been a leader in the scholarly study of nuclear security. With the announcement of a major new nuclear agreement between the U.S. and Iran this month — subject to government approval in each country — MIT News asked several of the Institute's experts on this vital issue to evaluate ...
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‪#‎MIT‬ leaders hit Washington, D.C. to talk about the future of research and ‪#‎energy‬ is high on the docket: 
In a world with constant streams of media covering everything from Hollywood to local news, research rarely gets a chance to tell its story. But on July 15, research leaders gathered at the National Press Club at the “All Things Research” media roundtable to tell stories of exciting ...
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An ‪#‎MIT‬ spinout makes treating and recycling highly contaminated oilfield water more economical http://bit.ly/1LqsRFz
How Greentown Labs incubates cleantech startups to tackle massive environmental problems · TechRepublic. A coworking space and incubator for clean technology hardware companies, Greentown Labs provides space and more for startups tackling issues that range from nuclear bomb detection to water ...
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Congratulations Paula Hammond, new head of MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering!! 
Paula T. Hammond, the David H. Koch Professor in Engineering, has been named the new head of the Department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE), effective July 13. She is the first woman and first person of color appointed to the post. The announcement was made this morning in a special faculty ...
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Yarns of niobium nanowire are the future of supercapacitors: 
Yarn made of niobium nanowires, seen here in a scanning electron microscope image (background), can be used to make very efficient supercapacitors, MIT researchers have found. Adding a coating of a conductive polymer to the yarn (shown in pink, inset) further increases the capacitor's charge ...
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The ‪#‎MIT‬ ‪#‎TataCenter‬ and the MIT ‪#‎Architecture‬ Dept are teaming up with an Indian nonprofit to tackle ‪#‎India‬'s slums: http://bit.ly/1Ni7R3l
India is facing a housing crisis of epic proportions, with an estimated 700–900 million square meters of new residential space required annually to accommodate its burgeoning population. In many cities, housing needs are being met by slum dwellings, but MIT researchers are working to provide a ...
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Linking science, innovation, and policy to transform the world's energy systems.
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The scope of the world's energy problems calls for a comprehensive portfolio of responses to environmental, economic, scientific, security, and political issues.

Under the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Institute researchers are hard at work on this portfolio, addressing alleviating immediate shortage, security, and environmental concerns. We are also working to find secure, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable energy sources.

Learn more about our work at mitei.mit.edu.