Researchers Use Recycled Car Battery Materials to Make Solar Cells

MIT researchers have proposed a new system that uses recycled car battery materials to make low-cost photovoltaic solar cells. Lead from old car batteries is currently being recycled for new batteries, but the production of new lead-acid batteries will likely decline due to new battery technologies, leaving a surplus of lead.

Researchers Create Origami Robots

A team of researchers from MIT and Harvard University have developed an origami robot made of parts manufactured from a laser cutter that can fold itself up and move when batteries are attached to it. The co... Read More...

New Theory Describes Motion of Magnons

Researchers at MIT created two new equations to describe magnon transport and have developed a theory of how quasi-particles in magnets spin to predict a new cooling effect.