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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
2014-08-10 02:05:44

National Science Foundation Construction of the highly anticipated Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) can begin now that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has finalized funding. To be located in Chile, LSST is a proposed 8-meter wide-field survey telescope that will image the entire visible sky approximately twice per week, providing an unprecedented amount of information while transforming the emerging discipline of data-enabled science. LSST was the highest-ranked ground-based...

2014-06-05 08:20:45

Recent version of Fluent® simulation software includes models to accelerate designing and optimizing lithium-ion batteries PITTSBURGH, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world is one step closer to more affordable and eco-friendly electric vehicles (EV) thanks to the efforts of ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS), General Motors LLC, the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ESim, which are working to design better, safer and longer-lasting lithium-ion EV...

2014-06-03 12:28:23

ATLANTA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies participating in the 2014 Department of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo in Tampa, Florida, have a lot on their plates. For small firms working on DOE contracts, a good project management team and proven processes are often keys to success. PMAlliance, Inc., a project consultancy with deep experience in the energy industry, will be helping small businesses learn how to build strong teams and improve their project management expertise...

Surprising Similarities In The Way Immune System Defenders Bind To Disease-causing Invaders
2014-05-27 03:50:47

By Glenn Roberts Jr., Stanford University A study led by researchers at Stanford's School of Medicine reveals how T cells, the immune system's foot soldiers, respond to an enormous number of potential health threats. X-ray studies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, combined with Stanford biological studies and computational analysis, revealed remarkable similarities in the structure of binding sites, which allow a given T cell to recognize many...

Data-rich Predictive Models Help Decide Which Consumers Buy Solar Equipment And Why
2014-05-20 03:39:23

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories In an effort to better understand what persuades people to buy photovoltaic (PV) systems for their homes, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are gathering data on consumer motivations that can feed sophisticated computer models and thus lead to greater use of solar energy. A primary goal of the project is to help increase the nation's share of solar energy in the electricity market from its current share of less than .05 percent to at least 14...

2014-05-13 08:23:49

New Call for Proposals issued by BIRD Energy, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources TEL AVIV, Israel, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BIRD Energy announced its sixth funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. To be considered, a project proposal must include R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation...

2014-05-08 23:11:41

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, joins NextEnergy's Board of Directors. Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 NextEnergy thanks Chris Rizik, the Chief Executive Officer of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, for his eight years of service on the NextEnergy board of directors and welcomes its newest member, David Sandalow, the Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. “Chris’s...

2014-04-16 16:11:31

Lithium-sulfur batteries last longer with nanomaterial-packed cathode Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial. Researchers added the powder, a kind of nanomaterial called a metal organic framework, to the battery's cathode to capture problematic polysulfides that usually cause lithium-sulfur batteries to fail after a few charges. A paper describing the material and its...

Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma
2014-04-16 15:35:48

Tom Rickey, PNNL Fish-friendly hydropower is the goal of international team Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest — in the blink of an eye. That's similar to what many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam. For some, the change in pressure is simply too big, too fast, and they die or are...

2014-04-10 23:21:49

CSP Today has produced a guide detailing all the legislative drivers to develop concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. London - UK (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The guide gives the details the 7 Department of Energy (DOE) funding initiatives which have been launched in the past year. The cumulative total of the initiatives runs into many billions of dollars – and is set to secure the future of CSP development for many years to come. The funding initiatives vary greatly in range and are...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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