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MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations,...

MIT research of ancient monsoon variations help predict future activity

  Cambridge, MA - Each summer, a climatic shift brings persistent wind and rain to much of Southeast Asia, in the form of a seasonal...

MIT research on slippery surfaces has application for flow batteries

Cambridge, Mass. - An MIT research team that has already conquered the problem of getting ketchup out of its bottle has now tackled a...

‘Sun in a box’ would store renewable energy for the grid

MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.

MIT researchers develop software to perform life cycle analysis during design

A faster and easier system for evaluating a building's environmental impact could make the analysis an integral part of the design process from the beginning without restricting design choices.

Interdisciplinary approach to urban storm flooding

Natural stormwater management systems — engineered green spaces — are becoming more popular options for cities, in part due to their affordability. Pictured is...

Research: Air pollution can put a dent in solar power

A years-long project has tried to quantify how urban-based solar installations are affected by hazes, which tend to be concentrated in dense cities.

Mass timber: Thinking big about sustainable construction

A project developed through an MIT class has come up with a highly energy-efficient design for a large community building that uses one of the world’s oldest construction materials.

Recovering fresh water from power plants

Prototype technology captures water evaporating from utility plant cooling towers. A new system devised by MIT engineers could provide a low-cost source of drinking water...
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