Sun in a box system to store renewable energy
Monday, December 10, 2018, 8:23 AM
MIT scientists have designed a system that could store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver it back into an electric grid on demand. The system, described in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, may be designed to power a small city not just when the sun is up or the wind is high, but around the clock.
New autonomous drone fleets to aid rescue operations in forests
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 7:42 PM
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an autonomous system for a fleet of drones that can collaboratively search for lost hikers under dense forest canopies, without the help of GPS. The system allows drones to cooperatively explore terrain by using only onboard computation and wireless communication under thick forest canopies where GPS signals are unreliable.