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Hybrid Anode May Extend Range Of Electric Cars
2014-01-10 10:39:24

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory New anode quadruples life of lithium-sulfur battery, could also help store renewable energy more cheaply It's known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical hurdles. Now, a novel design for a critical part of the battery has been shown to significantly extend the technology's lifespan,...

2014-01-06 23:02:52

Energy Saving Solutions USA (“ESS” or the “Company”), the creators of the LED with a lifetime guarantee™ is pleased to announce that the Company has brought on the Former Assistant Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary of Education, Dr. Lawrence F. Davenport, as its new Advisory Board Member. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Energy Saving Solutions USA (“ESS” or the “Company”), the creators of the LED with a lifetime guarantee™ is pleased to announce that the...

2014-01-06 23:02:26

Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator, and Christopher A. Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, US DOE, invited to return as keynote speakers at 17th EUEC 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, February 3-5. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Senior Obama administration officials Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and Christopher A. Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy, are invited as keynote...

2013-12-20 12:20:14

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Strategic Protective Services, LLC (NSPS), a joint venture of Triple Canopy, Inc. and Securiguard, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has received a commendable performance rating on its protective force services contract at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge, Tenn. facilities. DOE recognized NSPS for its ability to quickly adapt and respond to customer needs while seamlessly assuming responsibility as the Oak Ridge...

Pioneering Path To Electrical Conductivity In 'Tinker Toy' Materials
2013-12-09 10:33:46

[ Watch the Video: Metal-Organic Framework Animation ] DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and energy storage. A paper to appear in Science magazine, "Tunable Electrical Conductivity in Metal-Organic Framework Thin-Film Devices," debuts...

2013-12-05 08:34:37

Project will move U.S. Department of Energy program's email to help cut costs and increase efficiency BLUE BELL, Pa., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to transition 6,000 additional U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program personnel to Google Apps for Government, a cloud-based email and collaboration solution. The project is the most recent example of Unisys success helping government agencies achieve the...

Pollution Causes Thunderstorms To Leave Lingering Clouds
2013-11-26 15:18:22

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study shows why pollution results in larger, deeper and longer lasting storm clouds, leading to colder days and warmer nights A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds. Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences November 26, the results solve a long-standing debate and reveal how pollution plays into climate warming. The work can also provide a gauge for the...

Better Understanding Of Hardy Bacteria Enhances Tool For Biofuel Creation
2013-11-25 09:16:25

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists have charted a significant signaling network in a tiny organism that's big in the world of biofuels research. The findings about how a remarkably fast-growing organism conducts its metabolic business bolster scientists' ability to create biofuels using the hardy microbe Synechococcus, which turns sunlight into useful energy. The team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory glimpsed key chemical events,...

2013-11-15 16:21:08

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Energy Advantage today issued the following statement in response to The Department of Energy's (DOE) conditional approval of the FLEX II LNG Export Application. Statement of Jennifer Diggins, Chair America's Energy Advantage "The benefits of America's newfound natural gas abundance to our economy - robust job creation, manufacturing investment, affordable consumer prices and lower utility bills - are in the public interest of all...

Electrically Conducting Bacteria Important For Energy, Environment And Technology
2013-11-13 10:52:15

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tiny electrical wires protrude from some bacteria and contribute to rock and dirt formation. Researchers studying the protein that makes up one such wire have determined the protein's structure. The finding is important to such diverse fields as producing energy, recycling Earth's carbon and miniaturizing computers. "This is the first atomic resolution structure of this protein from an electrically conductive bacterial species, and it sets the...