Study quantifies US health impacts of Volkswagen emissions defeat devices

29 October, 2015

Volkswagen’s use of software to evade emissions standards in more than 482,000 diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. will directly contribute to 60 premature deaths across the country, a new …

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New model calculates how air transport connects the world

11 July, 2015

Study finds one-stop flights are a big contributor to global connectivity. Every time you’ve seen a plane take off or land at a hub airport, you’ve seen the world growing …

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Study finds wider use of premium gasoline could save fuel, money

28 October, 2014

If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the United States ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as a whole would reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 35 million tons …

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LAE begins new NASA research on environmental impacts of supersonic aviation

20 October, 2014

MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment is beginning a new research effort on the environmental impacts of a potential future fleet of supersonic aircraft. The research effort, funded by …

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FAA awards $40 million to new Center of Excellence led by WSU and MIT

13 September, 2013

For Immediate Release FAA Press Release Contact: Holly Baker Phone: 609-485-6253 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a …

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Pacific flights create most amount of ozone

5 September, 2013

The amount of ozone created from aircraft pollution is highest from flights leaving and entering Australia and New Zealand, a new study has shown.  The findings, which have been published …

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Air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year in the U.S.

29 August, 2013

Researchers from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have come out with some sobering new data on air pollution’s impact on Americans’ health. The group tracked ground-level emissions from …

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SAE 2013 Aerospace Alternative Fuels and Associated Environmental Impacts Symposium

6 May, 2013

The SAE 2013 Aerospace Alternative Fuels and Associated Environmental Impacts Symposium will be held in Brussels 13-14 June, 2013. Further information about the program and registration information is available at …

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Electrohydrodynamic effect offers promise for efficient propulsion in air

3 April, 2013

When a current passes between two electrodes — one thinner than the other — it creates a wind in the air between. If enough voltage is applied, the resulting wind …

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Harvard-Heidelberg-MIT Geoengineering Summer School Announced

29 March, 2013

The fourth geoengineering summer school will take place at Harvard University from 5 to 9 August this year.  The full Call for Applications will be distributed soon, but please save …

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