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4 Oct 2021 CAMBRIDGE MA, United States
Feasibility of selectively removing lead from contaminated water while only partly removing sodium.
11 Jun 2018 BOSTON MA, United States
Research engineers at US's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a simple, low-cost technology to extract water from water vapor and fog which could become a significant source of clean, safe drinking water for coastal cities where seawater is used to cool local power plants.The plan, the researchers say, is simple: Zap air that’s rich in fog with a beam of electrically charged particles, known as ions...
23 Aug 2016 CAMBRIDGE, MA
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology report that they’ve created a cheap solar still from bubble wrap and other simple materials. They report that their set up allows them to boil and distill water with no extra solar concentrator.
19 Aug 2016 LAHORE, Pakistan
Pakistan has reportedly decided to approach an international court of arbitration to pursue the country’s case against India around the contentious Kishanganga and Ratle Power projects.The decision to move has been reached on the recommendation of international lawyers, and officials said Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been briefed...
2 May 2016 CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States
Continued high use of coal to generate electricity in Asian countries could have a significant impact on climate, both locally and globally, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Climate.In the study, “Transient Climate Impacts for Scenarios of Aerosol Emissions from Asia: A Story of Coal versus Gas,” researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used a coupled atmosphere-ocean configuration of the Community Earth System Model (CESM), which itself uses the fifth version of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5), to project the effects if Asia reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide and black carbon aerosols by turning away from coal to other energy sources like natural gas, and the effects if instead of decreasing, those emissions rose to twice their year-2000 values between 2030 and 2100...
1 Apr 2016 CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States
Much of Asia could face serious water shortages by 2050 due to a combination of economic and population growth and the effects of climate change, according to a new study by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).In the study, “Projections of Water Stress Based on an Ensemble of Socioeconomic Growth and Climate Change Scenarios: A Case Study in Asia,” published this week in journal PLOS One, the rsearchers started with MIT’s Integrated Global Systems Model (IGSM) and linked it to other detailed models of water use for a large portion of Asia, encompassing China, India, and many smaller nations, to generate a full range of future water availability and use scenarios for the region...
23 Mar 2016 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), a network hosted and chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute, presented two new initiatives -- the new water climate bonds standard, and the Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) methodology -- during the White House Water Summit, held on World Water Day (March 22nd)...
26 Oct 2015 CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States
Most households in Ahmedabad, India rely on home filtration systems to treat their drinking water, but these filters are not meeting the needs of the poorest residents, according to a new report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE)...
9 Oct 2015 SEDE BOQER
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced on Thursday that they have developed a highly sensitive, cost-effective technology for rapid bacterial pathogen screening of air, soil, water, and agricultural produce in as little as 24 hours.
23 Apr 2015 BOSTON, MA, United States
Ethiopia’s $4.2 billion USD, 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam project offers an opportunity for cooperation among Eastern Nile Basin countries, according to a report released this week by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).The report, “The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: An Opportunity for Collaboration and Shared Benefits in the Eastern Nile Basin,” was developed following a workshop convened by MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Laboratory (J-WAFS) last November...
3 Oct 2014 BOSTON, MA, United States
Climate change has the potential to increase freshwater supplies for some parts of the world, while reducing it for others, according to a new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).“By 2100, our scenarios show reductions in potential water stress in some parts of North America, China and the Middle East...
15 Jul 2014 WASHINGTON, DC
Imagine if the humidity in the air could power your smartphone or laptop. It may soon become a reality! Water droplets jumping from a highly repelling surface can be harnessed to produce electricity that could be used to power electronic devices, MIT scientists have found. Last year, researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process...