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

Tiny electrical wires protrude from some bacteria and contribute to rock and dirt formation.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

2013-09-25 23:37:12

Steven Winter Associates announces four projects as winners of the Department of Energy’s Challenge Home competition.

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...


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.