David L Chandler




David L. Chandler writes about energy, engineering, and materials science for the MIT News Office.

Latest Posts

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.

Engineers develop an efficient process to make fuel from carbon dioxide

A perovskite-based device that combines aspects of electronics and photonics may open doors to new kinds of computer chips or quantum qubits.

Study reveals new ways for exotic quasiparticles to "relax"

Researchers make progress toward groups of robots that could build almost anything, including buildings, vehicles, and even bigger robots.

Flocks of assembler robots show potential for making larger structures

By modeling the conditions of an entire wind farm rather than individual turbines, engineers can squeeze more power out of existing installations.

A new method boosts wind farms' energy output, without new equipment

A new cleaning method could remove dust on solar installations in water-limited regions, improving overall efficiency.

How to clean solar panels without water

Folding and cutting thin metal films could enable microchip-based 3-D optical devices.

Kirigami-inspired technique manipulates light at the nanoscale