David L. Chandler writes about energy, engineering, and materials science for the MIT News Office.
The approach directly converts the greenhouse gas into formate, a solid fuel that can be stored indefinitely and could be used to heat homes or power industries.
A perovskite-based device that combines aspects of electronics and photonics may open doors to new kinds of computer chips or quantum qubits.
Researchers make progress toward groups of robots that could build almost anything, including buildings, vehicles, and even bigger robots.
By modeling the conditions of an entire wind farm rather than individual turbines, engineers can squeeze more power out of existing installations.
A new cleaning method could remove dust on solar installations in water-limited regions, improving overall efficiency.
Folding and cutting thin metal films could enable microchip-based 3-D optical devices.