A research team from MIT has created a tiny robotic chain that, once reduced to the molecular scale, could someday revolutionize the way we create energy-efficient building materials.
At MIT, engineers believe they’ve found a new way of taking advantage of a wider spectrum of the sun’s energy in photovoltaic cells.
MIT researchers created a tiny chip that’s powered by the ear’s own electrical plant–without affecting hearing.
Although it’s easy to see the oil, getting it out of the water is another problem. MIT’s new technique would make oil spill clean up cheaper and more efficient.
The tiny Hiriko EV scrunches up to get even smaller — and there’s video to prove it.
MIT researchers say a genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into isobutanol, a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
Students at MIT recently won themselves a $10,000 prize for creating an app that makes it easier to share a ride.
A system developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run mini-monitoring devices.
MIT researchers say graphene membranes in reverse osmosis desalination could be a game changer – but much work remains.
Researchers theorize that by gathering energy from glucose in the brain, the implant could power itself for decades.
In recognition of his sustainable inventions designed to alleviate suffering in the developing world, Berkeley’s Ashok Gadgil has won the 2012 Lemelson-MIT Award.