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.”
In this Bloomberg video, MIT professor Jonathan Gruber discusses the discrimination in health insurance that increases costs for sick consumers. “For the very healthiest people premiums have gone up a lot, and that’s because they were essentially benefiting from discrimination and they no longer get to,” explains Prof. Gruber.
Lauren Camera of US News & World Report speaks to “U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame” recipients about how to create more interest in STEM fields. President Emerita, Susan Hockfield, suggests finding a way to ignite a passion for it because “people are motivated by mission and purpose rather than what they're made to do."