A team of researchers at MIT and in Japan and Germany has found a way to greatly reduce the effects of fatigue by incorporating a laminated nanostructure into the steel.
An MIT energy initiative analyzes an industry in transition
The only way to put all resources on a level playing field, and achieve efficient operation and planning in the power system, says the MIT study, is to improve prices and regulated charges (i.e., tariffs or rates) for electricity services.
GE and MIT Energy Initiative to develop advanced tech for transforming global energy systems
GE has announced it will be joining with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) to fund advanced technology solutions to help transform global energy systems.
Teaching wind turbines and radar to play nice
Sandia National Laboratories and MIT Lincoln Laboratory recently concluded a 7-day field-test campaign in the Tyler, Minn. region to evaluate a long-range radar and other technologies developed to mitigate the effect of wind turbines on radar systems. This test is a follow on to the Interagency Field Test & Evaluation (IFT&E) tests that were conducted…
Heat resistant nanocrystals show promise for longer, lighter turbine blades
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) researchers have designed alloys that form extremely tiny grains, called nanocrystals. These alloys, only a few nanometers across, retain their nanocrystalline structure even in the face of high heat. Such materials hold great promise as high-strength structural materials that resist impacts. These might be…
Efficient electrolysis promises mass storage for wind power
Startup Sun Catalytix is commercializing active, versatile, and affordable catalysts that split water into oxygen and hydrogen in a way that mimicks photosynthesis. Its technology uses catalysts made of abundant elements that split water in a benign and simple operation. By eliminating expensive precious metals and substantially reducing balance of plant costs, the technology promises…