The Future of Nuclear Power
An interdisciplinary MIT faculty group decided to study the future of nuclear power because of a belief that this technology is an important option for the United States and the world to meet future energy needs without emitting carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants. Other options include increased efficiency, renewables, and carbon sequestration, and all may be needed for a successful greenhouse gas management strategy. This study, addressed to government, industry, and academic leaders, discusses the interrelated technical, economic, environmental, and political challenges facing a significant increase in global nuclear power utilization over the next half century and what might be done to overcome those challenges. (via @maggiekb1)
MIT engineers have designed a new type of nanoparticle that could safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as HIV and malaria. […] Such particles could help scientists develop vaccines against cancer as well as infectious diseases. […] (via Nano-sized vaccines)
Serenade, an “MIT Toy” (by Tom)
The sign says:
Serenade is a guitar tuner in the form of a flower. The flower rotates side to side to indicate whether the pitch of the guitar string is sharp or flat. When the [string] is in tune, the flower bends toward the user and blooms.
An “MIT toy” at the MIT Museum.