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    Official: MIT figures out how to clean diesel trucks with RF signals [UPDATE]
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    People rightfully dislike wireless signals being transmitted from the person behind the wheel when they text while drive, but there are times when a car's wireless signals can be good news. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way to use wireless signals ...

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    Official: Audi, MIT, GE start cab ridesharing study in New York City
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    Audi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) and General Electric are getting together to study something that won't likely be thrilling for New York City cab drivers. But there are bigger fish to fry and keeping cabbies happy. The German automaker is working with MIT's Senseable City Lab ...

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    Official: A123 expresses 'doubt' in future, loses main line of credit
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    Is electric-vehicle battery maker A123 Systems running out of juice? The Massachusetts-based lithium-ion battery maker said in a May 30 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it expressed "doubt" over being able to continue after recent hiccups that included a loan ...

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    Study: MIT, Princeton find smartphones can improve fuel efficiency by 20 percent
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    In July, at the Association for Computing Machinery MobiSys conference, research teams from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Princeton University took home an award for a fuel-saving system in cars that relies on dash-mounted smartphones. MIT says the system saves fuel by ...

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    Report: MIT students develop liquid fuel for electric cars
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    A group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students may have come up with the perfect solution to our electric vehicle charging woes. Instead of relying on lithium or nickel, the new battery design stores its electrons in semi-solid flow cells. Charged particles are suspended in an ...

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    MIT finds another reason to charge your car at night: reduced pollution
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    If you own or plan on purchasing an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid (PHEV), you may be weighing the pros and cons of Time-of-Use metering (assuming that's an option). Will your electricity bill go down? Is it worth leaving your vehicle partially charged so that you can take advantage of the ...

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    MIT researchers engineer viruses to split water in search of hydrogen
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    The jury is still out on whether hydrogen-fueled cars will be a competitive alternative in the future. BMW still seems to think it will be. Honda hasn't given up on its FCX Clarity hydrogen car either. Cities like London are laying the preliminary groundwork for a network of hydrogen filling ...

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    Shocks that can save fuel, charge batteries and propel vehicles down the road?
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    What if something as simple as a shock absorber could do much more than just absorb the impacts coming from the road? What if the shock could save fuel, charge batteries and even move vehicles down the road? Wouldn't you be interested? We certainly are. The idea of transferring road impact into ...

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    MIT working to eliminate phantom traffic jams [w/VIDEO]
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    Phantom traffic jam - Click above to watch the video after the break
    Seriously, how irritating is it when traffic inexplicably comes to a grinding halt for no apparent reason before starting right back up with no trace of a cause? Not only are these so-called phantom traffic jams the bane of many ...

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    New lithium ion process could lead to fast charging, still needs BIG pipe!
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    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been looking at where the bottlenecks are inside lithium ion batteries that limit charging and discharging rates learned some interesting things. Lithium iron phosphate chemistry is particularly promising in terms of high charge and ...

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    MIT researchers developing an on-demand ethanol injection system
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    According to Reuters, a group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on what they think is a more logical ethanol solution for our impending fuel crisis. Instead of using ethanol as a primary fuel or an additive, we could potentially see more realistic fuel-saving ...

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