Tests show high-temperature superconducting magnets are ready for fusion

In the predawn hours of Sept. 5, 2021, engineers achieved a major milestone in the labs…

Explained: Carbon credits

One of the most contentious issues faced at the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) on climate…

Moving past the Iron Age

MIT graduate student Sydney Rose Johnson has never seen the steel mills in central India. She’s…

Generative AI for smart grid modeling

MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) has been awarded $1,365,000 in funding from the…

Tectonic plates beneath seas are clean energy jackpots, finds French firm

Not just wind farms but even moving geothermal energy generation facilities offshore could help us power…

Korean researchers triple lithium extraction with plasma technology

A significant advancement in lithium extraction has emerged from recent research, which has the potential to…

With just a little electricity, MIT researchers boost common catalytic reactions

A simple technique that uses small amounts of energy could boost the efficiency of some key…

New tandem solar panel achieves world record conversion efficiency, 25%

A pivotal achievement has been reached in the realm of energy transition with the development of…

New MIT.nano equipment to accelerate innovation in “tough tech” sectors

A new set of advanced nanofabrication equipment will make MIT.nano one of the world’s most advanced…

First commercial ‘no burning’ waste-to-energy plant to launch in weeks

In the latest episode of Lexicon, Interesting Engineering's podcast, we speak with Dan Nienhauser, Co-Founder, CEO,…