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JILA Team Spots Elusive Intermediate Compound in Atmospheric Chemistry | NIST

BOULDER, Colo.-- JILA physicists and colleagues have identified a long-missing piece in the puzzle of exactly how fossil fuel combustion contributes to air pollution and a warming climate. Performing chemistry experiments in a new way, they observed a key molecule that appears briefly during a common chemical reaction in the atmosphere. The reaction combines the hydroxyl..

GE And MIT Partner For More Energy, Less Carbon – GE Reports

In 2006, MIT’s then-president Susan Hockfield asked university experts to name the biggest challenge for the next decades. “By far, the most common answer she got back was energy,” says Robert Armstrong, director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), the school’s hub for energy research, education and outreach. MITEI (pronounced “mighty”) launched after Dr. Hockfield …more....