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Renewable Energy Use Is Up In The US
2013-07-19 06:05:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An increasing amount of the energy used each year in the US is coming from renewable sources such as solar panels and wind turbines, according to new research released Thursday by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). According to the laboratory's energy charts, wind power led the way, increasing from 1.17 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU) produced in 2011, called quads for short, to 1.36 quads in...

2013-06-13 10:49:48

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have broken the record for tracking the movement and concentration of carbon dioxide in a geologic formation using the world's deepest Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) system. The research provides insight into the effects of geological sequestration to mitigate the impact of greenhouse gases. The team led by LLNL's Charles Carrigan obtained time lapse electrical resistivity images during the injection of more than 1 million tons...

Comets Brought Organic Ingredients For Life
2013-06-06 08:23:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it came to jump-starting life, the early Earth was not a very hospitable place. New research from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) reveals that life on Earth may indeed have come from outer space. LLNL scientist Nir Goldman and UOIT´s Isaac Tamblyn — a former LLNL postdoctoral researcher — found that billions of years ago icy comets...

New CO2 Removal Technique Produces Green Fuel, Offsets Ocean Acidification
2013-05-29 10:31:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide has been demonstrated by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The new technique also generates carbon-negative hydrogen and produces alkalinity, which can be used to offset ocean acidification. At laboratory scale, the team demonstrated a system that uses the acidity normally produced in saline water electrolysis to accelerate silicate mineral...

2013-05-22 23:03:55

Knowledge Foundation and Oak Ridge National Laboratory brings the 2nd Biosurveillance Symposium and Biodetection Technologies 2013 to Alexandria, VA on June 17 - 19, 2013. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Industry leaders from around the world will convene in Alexandria, VA for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory´s Biosurveillance Symposium on June 17th which will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Held in conjunction will be the Biodetection Technologies 2013 conference on...

2013-04-17 11:18:03

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)  and UC Berkeley and have discovered new materials to capture methane, the second highest concentration greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere. Methane is a substantial driver of global climate change, contributing 30 percent of current net climate warming. Concern over methane is mounting, due to leaks associated with rapidly expanding unconventional oil and gas extraction, and the potential for large-scale release of...

US Navy Wants Laser Weapon System On Ships By 2014
2013-04-09 11:26:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Laser Weapon System On USS Dewey ] The US Navy believes the time to embrace the future is now as it looks to mount a weaponized laser on one of its ships. The laser weapon system, or LaWS, has been in testing for several years and now the pentagon believes it can effectively be used to bring down slow-flying drones and injure nearby ships. The Navy says it plans to have the laser installed by fiscal 2014,...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Massive Compact Halo Object (MACHO) -- Massive compact halo objects, or MACHOs, are a type of astronomical body proposed as one possible explanation for the presence of dark matter in galactic halos. A MACHO is a small chunk of normal baryonic matter, far smaller than a star, which drifts through interstellar space unassociated with any solar system. Since MACHOs would not emit any light of their own, they would be very hard to detect. Recent work has suggested that MACHOs are not...

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