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2014-09-18 23:03:48

Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Jim Risch joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Department of Energy labs to announce the creation of the Senate National Laboratory Caucus to "make certain that U.S. labs continue to build on their successes and remain world leaders in cutting edge research" during National Lab Day on the Hill on Tuesday. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 On Tuesday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joined Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Jim...

2014-08-29 23:09:34

Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers were recently named recipients of the Department of Energy's 2014 Hydrogen Production R&D Award for developing a system that uses sunlight to split water molecules, producing hydrogen. Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Three Lawrence Livermore researchers have received the Department of Energy's 2014 Hydrogen Production R&D Award for their research in producing hydrogen photoelectrochemically -- by...

2014-08-26 12:22:34

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego startup Qubitekk (qubitekk.com) will benefit from a $3M Department of Energy grant to speed the development of unhackable quantum encryption technology that will protect the country's power grid from cyber attack. Under the DOE's Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program, the nation's premier program for grid security, Qubitekk will be working in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Northwest...

2014-08-21 12:21:03

Project to Advance Conversion of Non-food Biomass Feedstocks to Renewable Carbon Fibers for Use in Defense, Space, Aviation, and Automotive Industries BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Southern Research Institute has been selected for negotiation for an award of up to $5.9 million to advance production of high performance, low cost carbon fibers from biomass. The DOE award will fund development of a...

2014-08-20 23:04:05

National laboratories, including the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, are teaming up with academia and industry to unleash high performance computing (HPC) on climate change through a new project funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Science. Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 High performance computing (HPC) will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Eight...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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