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Tapping Fungus To Unlock Energy
2013-11-04 07:03:57

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts. The new research, published in October in the journal Molecular BioSystems, is part of a worldwide effort to create fuels from plants that are plentiful and aren't part of the food supply. It's possible to do this today, but the process is costly, laborious and...

2013-10-15 23:28:01

Priority Energy's products and services earn honorable mention at the Department of Energy Builders Challenge award ceremony for their cutting-edge energy efficiency, affordability and home health benefits. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Priority Energy was honored last week for their energy efficiency contributions to the winning U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Builders Challenge Award home. The Builders Challenge Award is designed to recognize builders for their use of...

Trees Might Store More Carbon Than Thought
2013-10-03 07:03:41

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Examining a long-lived forest, researchers have found that Black Spruce trees, which dominate the northern forests of North America, succumb about five years after being weakened by environmental stresses. Without rejuvenating fire, the dead trees aren't being replaced by new ones. The result will help researchers better understand how climate change affects the health of forests, and how forests affect the severity of climate change. The study...

2013-09-30 23:32:27

DOE Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman to be Keynote Speaker. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) is pleased to announce Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) at the United States Department of Energy (DOE), as a keynote speaker at the 2013 Energy Conference. Secretary Hoffman has held her current position since June 2010 and the focus of her responsibility is to...

2013-09-25 23:37:12

Steven Winter Associates announces four projects as winners of the Department of Energy’s Challenge Home competition. The projects will be honored at the Housing Innovation Awards on October 4, 2013 in Irvine California. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Steven Winter Associates, Inc.(SWA) will be honored at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards breakfast for their contributions to four Challenge Home award-winning projects. The DOE awards have been...

Nuclear Operators, Industry Helped With Virtual Control Room
2013-08-08 13:23:23

DOE/Idaho National Laboratory Modernizing nuclear power plants to help extend their operating lifetimes is no small task. But the endeavor offers an opportunity to improve control-room design and layout. The Department of Energy's new Human System Simulation Laboratory (HSSL) at Idaho National Laboratory is a full-scale virtual nuclear control room that can test the safety and reliability of proposed technology replacements before they are implemented in commercial nuclear control...

One Chemical, Two Colors Of Crystals, Sheds Insight On Agostic Bonds Important In Industrial Catalysis
2013-08-04 07:48:34

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals -- one orange, the other blue -- from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic bond. The discovery, reported in Angewandte Chemie International Edition on July 29, is providing new insights into important industrial chemical reactions such as those that occur while making plastics and fuels. "We were studying agostic...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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