October 2012 - All the latest news from the MIT Energy Initiative
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October 2012
Nanostructed surfaces

A better way to shed water

Condensers are a crucial part of today’s power generation systems: About 80 % of all the world’s powerplants use them to turn steam back to water after it comes out of the turbines that turn generators. Now, a new surface architecture designed at MIT holds the promise of boosting the performance of such condensers.
Paul Woskov

Reaching underground resources

Accessing critical resources such as geothermal energy and natural gas requires drilling—an expensive, energy-intensive, messy process with today’s technology. An MIT team has been looking into a more elegant approach.

Events

October 24, 2012
A scientist's eye view of research for sustainable energy
Ellen Williams
Chief Scientist, BP
4:45 PM
Wong Auditorium (E51)

November 7, 2012
Natural Gas - Fueling Tanzania Forward
Joseph Simbakalia
Mtwara Regional Commissioner
9:30 AM
Room 4-231


More events...
Probability flux

‘Invisibility’ could be a key to better electronics

A new approach that allows objects to become “invisible” has now been applied to an entirely different area: letting particles “hide” from passing electrons, which could lead to more efficient thermoelectric devices and new kinds of electronics.
MITEI Presidential Energy Debate

Presidential campaigns offer energetic energy debate at MIT

Representatives of the Obama and Romney camps laid out differences in crucial policy domains of energy and the environment in Kresge Auditorium.
Women in Clean Energy Symposium

MIT symposium highlights women’s increasing leadership in energy

The September 28 event was co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of Clean Energy Education and Empowerment, or C3E, initiative.
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