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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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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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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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Mercury metal disperses spontaneously in water as micro-droplets
0.3 μm in diameter. Mercury metal dispersed spontaneously into the aqueous solution as micro-droplets when it came in quiescent contact with the solution. The self-dispersion was observed by means of the dynamic light scattering method, thermogravimetry and voltammetry. The mercury microdroplets generated in water had ca. 0.3μm in diameter. The diameter and the concentration of the droplets were stable. The concentration of mercury might be 1–3μmoldm⁻³ if the droplets were to be dissolved homogeneously in water. The concentration exceeds the environmental limits by three orders of magnitude. The dispersed mercury was confirmed not to be ions or oxide of mercury but to be metal droplets. The self-dispersion of mercury belongs to the self-emulsification at liquid|liquid interfaces without surfactants.

Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and exists in a large number of forms. Like lead or cadmium, mercury is a constituent element of the earth, a heavy metal. In pure form, it is known alternatively as "elemental" or "metallic" mercury (also expressed as Hg(0) or Hg0). Mercury is rarely found in nature as the pure, liquid metal, but rather within compounds and inorganic salts. Mercury can be bound to other compounds as monovalent or divalent mercury (also expressed as Hg(I) and Hg(II) or Hg2+, respectively). Many inorganic and organic compounds of mercury can be formed from Hg(II).

Elemental mercury is a shiny, silver-white metal that is a liquid at room temperature and is traditionally used in thermometers and some electrical switches. If not enclosed, at room temperature some of the metallic mercury will evaporate and form mercury vapours. Mercury vapours are colourless and odourless. The higher the temperature, the more vapours will be released from liquid metallic mercury.

Inorganic mercuric compounds include mercuric sulphide (HgS), mercuric oxide (HgO) and mercuric chloride (HgCl2). These mercury compounds are also called mercury salts. Most inorganic mercury compounds are white powders or crystals, except for mercuric sulphide, which is red and turns black after exposure to light. Some mercury salts (such as HgCl2) are sufficiently volatile to exist as an atmospheric gas. However, the water solubility and chemical reactivity of these inorganic (or divalent) mercury gases lead to much more rapid deposition from the atmosphere than for elemental mercury. This results in significantly shorter atmospheric lifetimes for these divalent mercury gases than for the elemental mercury gas.
When mercury combines with carbon, the compounds formed are called "organic" mercury compounds or organomercurials. There is a potentially large number of organic mercury compounds (such as dimethylmercury, phenylmercury, ethylmercury andmethylmercury); however, by far the most common organic mercury compound in the environment is methylmercury. Like the inorganic mercuric compounds, both methylmercury and phenylmercury exist as "salts" (for example, methylmercuric chloride or phenylmercuric acetate). When pure, most forms of methylmercury and phenylmercury are white crystalline solids. Dimethylmercury, however, is a colourless liquid.

Paints and Coatings Tightening volatile organic compound (VOC) content regulations and increasing health and environmental concerns about the use of heavy metals (e.g., chrome, lead, cadmium, mercury, zinc, cobalt, etc.) in the coatings industry, along with demand for improved physical properties and extended performance life, have spurred interest in silane technology

During the wintertime in the megacity Delhi, India, radiocarbon measurement of aerosols demonstrated that biomass burning/biogenic sources contributed 79% to water-soluble organic carbon (averaged to 35 ± 7% of total organic carbon), despite its numerous fossil air pollution sources (3)

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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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‪#‎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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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.