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2011-08-16 14:45:22

A team of researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism.

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2011-08-16 08:55:37

A novel microscopy method at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is helping scientists probe the reactions that limit widespread deployment of fuel cell technologies.

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2011-08-15 06:47:49

Material designed for energy applications is 10 times faster than natural enzyme, uses inexpensive metals.

2011-08-03 21:56:31

Today, farming often involves transporting crops long distances so consumers from Maine to California can enjoy Midwest corn, Northwest cherries and other produce when they are out of season locally.

2011-08-01 14:30:42

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have developed a new catalyst material that could replace chemicals currently derived from petroleum and be the basis for more environmentally friendly products including octane-boosting gas and fuel additives, bio-based rubber for tires and a safer solvent for the chemicals industry.

2011-07-20 00:00:31

As part of their continuing commitment to new technology, Lawrence Berkeley Labs has deployed an RFID asset tracking solution from AssetPulse to track and manage lab equipment.

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2011-07-19 09:20:39

A new approach to growing graphene greatly reduces problems that have plagued researchers in the past and clears a path to the crystalline form of graphite's use in sophisticated electronic devices of tomorrow.

2011-06-21 14:47:00

RESTON, Va., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Analytic Information Technology Services, LLC (GAITS), a premier provider of information technology, energy technology, and cybersecurity solutions to the Department of Energy and other federal government customers, has received a minority investment from FedCap Partners, LLC. "GAITS has a very attractive position in the expanding federal energy market with contracts at multiple DOE National Laboratories," stated Leslee Belluchie, Managing...

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2011-06-20 08:29:38

Glass, by definition, is amorphous; its atoms lack order and are arranged every which way, but when scientists squeezed tiny samples of a metallic glass under high pressure, they got a surprise: The atoms lined up in a regular pattern to form a single crystal.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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