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DropWise Coating Technology Will Increase the Efficiency of Power Plants

Coating technology promises to increase energy efficiency at power plants Beta Boston, September 28, 2015. Image credit: www.gipom.com DropWise, the brainchild of two Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors, Kripa Varanasi and Karen Gleason, and two of their students, is a coating technology for heat exchangers in power plants and chemical refineries. In a power plant, fuel […]

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MIT Awarded $4 Million Grant to Design & Trial Energy-Saving Travel Program

MIT awarded Dept. of Energy grant to create and deploy energy-saving travel information and incentives system MIT News, August 6, 2015. Image credit: WikimediaImages The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced that MIT researchers, along with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), received a $3,990,128 grant to design, build, and […]

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MIT Student Develops Electricity-free Refrigeration System

This electricity-free fridge could help reduce the world’s food spoilage Digital Trends, April 7, 2015. Image credit: LoggaWiggler What do you get when a student from a top-ranking university decides he wants to do something cool? MIT student Quang Truong created the Evaptainer, a mobile, cooler-style device that operates on sunshine and water. The Evaptainer can help […]

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The Future of Solar Is…

Ryan Pollin for Zondits. Image credit: geralt The interdisciplinary folks at MIT could finish that sentence in quite a few ways, and that’s just the intent of their new report The Future of Solar Energy. They brought up several conclusions about the way forward for solar, including these interesting issues with our current financial and […]

University of Houston Researchers Create A New Material to Capture Waste Heat

Researchers discover new material to produce clean energy Phys.org, March 3, 2015 Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat – from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack – with greater efficiency and higher output power than currently available materials. […]