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Students at Northwestern worked around the clock for three months to complete the school's solar house entry into the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
Benjamin F. Jones, professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, and Mohammad Ahmadpoor, Postdoctoral Fellow of Strategy, both from the J. L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, say their research shows "remarkably widespread linkages between scientific research and future practical applications."
There’s more to the story than OPEC. Plus, how fracking stands to change the market.
A new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions.

Imagine Alexander Graham Bell’s reaction if someone handed him an iPhone and told him that the device in his hand was the same as the large, cone-mounted transmitter he invented and used to call Thomas Watson in 1876.

Northwestern’s Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI) is working on an "artificial tree" that uses a renewable energy source — the sun — to help capture carbon dioxide in the air and convert it into methanol.

Learning is frequently uncomfortable, and students need safe spaces where they can retreat, relax and recoup, says Northwestern President Morton Schapiro in this Q&A with Wall Street Journal reporter Douglas Belkin.

Northwestern’s first-ever entry into the eighth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon will be a student-designed 1,000-square-foot ultimate green home.
Most commercial solar cells are made of silicon. A type of material called perovskite halides are a potential competitor of silicon, but they are sensitive to moisture and high temperatures. Exposure to either will quickly degrade these materials — rendering them useless. Researchers at the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER) have developed a way to protect perovskites from water and stabilize them against heat.
When news broke that Volkswagen had cheated on emissions tests, Professor Sunil Chopra and PhD candidate Keija Hu wondered What would lead a firm like Volkswagen to put its reputation on the line by cheating?