August 13, 2015
According to Matt Kaplan of The Economist, Professor Ju Li has devised a method of producing lithium-ion batteries using nanoparticles. “If the process of making the nanoparticles can be industrialized," writes Kaplan, "then the lifetimes of lithium-ion batteries might be considerably extended.”
Prof. Alan Berger shares his ideas for creating suburbs that attract tech savvy and environmentally conscious millennials in The New York Times. “Millennial suburbanites want a new kind of landscape. They want breathing room but disdain the energy wastefulness, visual monotony and social conformity of postwar manufactured neighborhoods.”
Asma Khalid of WBUR reports that The Engine has raised $200 million and funded its first seven “tough tech” companies, which require physical hardware and research rather than software. "We have to believe it's a breakthrough [idea] that can have big impact in the world," explains Katie Rae, CEO and managing partner, about the selected companies.