Tag: MIT

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.

CS Hub at MIT announces concrete freeze-thaw webinar

The CSHub at MIT is hosting a webinar to discuss the role of air entrainment in improving freeze-thaw performance of concrete.  The one-hour webinar will be held on Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m. Eastern.
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New system recovers fresh water from power plants

A new system devised by MIT engineers could provide a low-cost source of drinking water for parched cities around the world while also cutting power plant operating costs.

MIT study: Volcanic ash reduces overall energy to manufacture concrete

MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks, when pulverized into a fine ash, can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures.

New book delivers manifesto for designing cities

According to MIT professor Brent D. Ryan, designers, developers, and city officials continue to think of urban design as little more than massive building projects that more closely resemble art for art’s sake than design for people’s sake.

MIT students fortify concrete by adding irradiated recycled plastic

Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges, according to a new study. MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the plastic with cement paste to produce concrete that is up to 20 percent stronger than conventional concrete.

A new way to detect leaks in pipes

Researchers at MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia have devised a robotic system that can detect leaks at a rapid pace and with high accuracy.

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