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    Official: MIT figures out how to clean diesel trucks with RF signals [UPDATE]

    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

    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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    Report: MIT: vehicle emissions cause 53,000 extra deaths a year

    53,000 early deaths are attributed to exhaust from cars and trucks, annually. And now for some not-so-uplifting news for your Labor Day weekend, especially if it involves a long road trip. Emissions from electric-power generation, industrial operations, commercial and residential sources and ...

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    Report: Hiriko, MIT's updated two-seat, all-electric foldable prototype, bound for carsharing

    Despite the name, it's not Japanese. That's one of the first surprises about the Hiriko, an urban battery-electric two-seat vehicle that a Basque consortium of auto suppliers is looking to start selling to municipalities for carsharing purposes starting next year, according to the New York ...

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    Report: Hiriko folding electric car headed for production

    One very unusual electric car has debuted in Brussels. The Hiriko EV uses a hub-mounted electric motor at each wheel, though that's not the most interesting aspect of the vehicle. According to The Telegraph, the Hiriko uses an interesting rear suspension design that allows the vehicle to fold up, ...

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    MIT: U.S. could have much better MPG, but our cars got fat

    Americans have gained weight over the last thirty years, and not just around the midsection. American garages and driveways have also put on pounds as cars have become larger and more powerful. A new study from MIT says that, if not for the increase in vehicle weight, we could already be ...

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    MIT: fundamental changes needed in energy policy

    We "desperately need innovation in energy technologies." "Fundamental changes are needed in the U.S. energy-innovation system." "We face a very big innovation challenge over the next few decades, bigger than most people recognize." Those are some of the phrases that you can find in a new article ...

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    Study: MIT, Princeton find smartphones can improve fuel efficiency by 20 percent

    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

    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

    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 team develops world's first inexpensive "artificial leaf"

    Long considered a scientific Holy Grail, a functioning "artificial leaf" has apparently been created by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a presentation at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, CA, Dr. Daniel Nocera of MIT dropped a ...

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    MIT Electric Vehicle Team tests how rapid charging affects battery life

    You may not be able to buy a Fisker Karma just yet, but thanks to MIT you may learn a little bit more about the plug-in's battery life. Back in January 2010, it was announced that the Karma would be using batteries supplied by A123 Systems, which just happens to be an MIT spinoff company. The MIT ...

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    Report: Ratan Tata pours $15M into project researching water as fuel

    The lure of extracting hydrogen from water in a somewhat real-time fashion in sufficient quantities to power an automobile has so far been a complete dead-end pursuit. One of the biggest problems is that it takes more energy to release the hydrogen from its water-tight bonds than is actually ...

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    When the smart car is just too big: MIT's tiny city car concept

    What do you get when you design a city car from the ground up with emphasis on "weather protection, climate control and comfort, secure storage, and crash protection – in the cleanest and most economical way possible"? If you are at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, you could come ...

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    Pedal Power: How bikes saved American roads

    2010 Mercedes-Benz Bicycles – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite what you may believe after driving through Detroit on I-75, we enjoy an excellent road system here in the United States. Few of us take the time to think about exactly where those roads came from or how the federal ...

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    MIT researchers engineer viruses to split water in search of hydrogen

    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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    Gold, platinum and oxygen lead to lighter, more powerful lithium-air batteries

    A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been focusing their efforts on advanced technology batteries for electric vehicles. Their work on lithium-air batteries has led to several recent discoveries, and gives "riding on air" a whole new meaning. Lithium-air ...

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    Shocks that can save fuel, charge batteries and propel vehicles down the road?

    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: Carbon nanotubes could make lighter, more powerful batteries

    One of the biggest weaknesses of today's battery technologies are their power-to-weight ratio. If you want to go fast or far, you need to carry a lot of heavy batteries with you. But a team of scientists from MIT have made a discovery that could signal the beginning of an entirely new age of ...

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    DC 2010: EVA/DC displays tasty home-brewed electric car collection *UPDATE

    EVA/DC booth at EDTA 2010 – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    What you're looking at in the picture above is not an early Aptera prototype. Nope. What this is, is the Solar Aztec, an old solar race car built by MIT that the members of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater ...


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