Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MIT Demonstrates New Energy Technology

MIT researchers are showing off some new energy technology for oil spill containment, solar energy and more.

The briefing is scheduled for Monday and hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Susan Hockfield and Paolo Scaroni, chief executive po Italian energy company Eni.

The innovations include a demonstration of "nano-sorbents" that can help clean up oil spills by identifying and capturing pollutants; and a solar cell printed on paper that can power a light bulb.

MIT and Eni announced an energy research partnership in January 2008 and the demonstration marks the halfway point of the collaboration.


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