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New ‪#‎MIT‬ work with solid-state electrolytes is paving the way for ‪#‎batteries‬ with almost indefinite lifetimes, researchers say: 
'Global Principles' course challenges students at MIT and the University of Tokyo to develop a cross-cultural, systems approach to materials science and engineering. Read More · Better estimates of worldwide mercury pollution. New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as ...
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‪#‎MIT‬ researchers have come up with better estimates of worldwide ‪#‎mercury‬ pollution, and the results are unexpected: http://bit.ly/1ILeLdN
Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated trajectory; even after it settles onto land and sinks into oceans, mercury can be re-emitted back into the atmosphere repeatedly. This so-called “grasshopper effect” keeps the highly ...
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Students in the Edgerton Center's ‪#‎Engineering‬ Design Workshop will unveil their summer projects this Friday, including this bad boy. ‪#‎STEAM‬
Students in the Edgerton Center's Engineering Design Workshop will unveil their STEAM-infused projects on July 31.
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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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MITEI researcher Lionel Kimerling's 'Global Principles of Engineering Practice' course trains students to be 'small-planet' engineers:
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MIT Global Principles of Engineering Practice students join University of Tokyo students each spring for a joint symposium. Students tackle engineering projects by incorporating technical, social, political, and economic perspectives. Professor Lionel Kimerling has been teaching the ...
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‪#‎MIT‬ ‪#‎physicists‬ are using ‪#‎lasers‬ to create ‪#‎magnetic‬ fields to create ‪#‎superfluid‬ gas - and they're breaking records while they're at it. http://bit.ly/1gZWPpc
The Ketterle Group is working with lasers to create superfluids at MIT. Pictured, from left to right: grad student Colin Kenned, Professor Wolfgang Ketterle, grad student William Cody Burton, and grad student Woo Chang Chung. Photo: Bryce Vickmark. MIT physicists have created a superfluid gas, ...
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You're looking at the smallest laptop ‪#‎power‬ adapter ever made. More about the ‪#‎energy‬ savings from the material that could be the new ‪#‎silicon‬: http://mitei.mit.edu/news/making-new-silicon
An exotic material called gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to become the next semiconductor for power electronics, enabling much higher efficiency than silicon. In 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) dedicated approximately half of a $140 million research institute for power electronics to GaN ...
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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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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.