Latest Steven Chu Stories

2011-02-04 09:21:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today visits United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the corporate research center of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), to tour of its laboratories and meet with employees to affirm the significance of research and development in leading a new wave of innovation that also will create jobs. The UTRC visit represents a return for Secretary Chu, who toured the center in 2008 while serving as the...

2010-12-13 11:03:00

Gives low odds of dramatically lower crude prices; no plans to leave Washington WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Platts -- As the Obama administration faces increasing opposition from a soon-to-be Republican-controlled House and a more GOP-heavy Senate, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Sunday that the administration would have to find "common ground" with the rival party on energy issues. Chu made his comments in an exclusive interview with Platts Energy Week...

2010-10-05 13:10:00

White House officials said that solar panels will be installed in the White House by spring 2011, helping to heat water and supply some electricity. White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the plans on Tuesday. "This project reflects President Obama's strong commitment to U.S. leadership in solar energy and the jobs it will create here at home," said Chu said in a statement. "Deploying solar energy technologies across...

2010-09-16 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the creation of the Simulation-Based Engineering User Center (SBEUC) that will facilitate collaborative computational research for energy applications. Funded with $20 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the SBEUC will be primarily used for developing and deploying the simulation tools developed under the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Simulation Initiative...

2010-09-16 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alias electric car from ZAP Jonway (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) will be participating in two events in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 16, 2010. From 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, the Alias will be featured as a finalist in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Awards Ceremony at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. From 2:15 to 2:45 PM the Alias will be presented to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. (Logo:...

2010-07-15 13:11:00

Conventional wisdom holds that optical microscopy can't be used to "see" something as small as an individual molecule. But science has once again overturned conventional wisdom. Secretary of Energy, Nobel laureate and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Steven Chu led the development of a technique that enables the use of optical microscopy to image objects or the distance between them with resolutions as small as 0.5 nanometers "“ one-half of one...

2010-07-14 10:25:00

A key test of the seal placed on the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was set to take place Wednesday--one day after it was delayed by the U.S. government over fears that the capping process could harm the structural integrity of the well and create new leaks. "We continue to prepare and review protocols for the well integrity test -- including the seismic mapping run that was made around the well site," Admiral Thad Allen said, according to a July 14 report by Mira Oberman of AFP. "As...

2010-02-17 14:25:13

Scientists measure interference between matter waves separated by 0.1 mm While airplane and rocket experiments have proved that gravity makes clocks tick more slowly "“ a central prediction of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity "“ a new experiment in an atom interferometer measures this slowdown 10,000 times more accurately than before, and finds it to be exactly what Einstein predicted. The result shows once again how well Einstein's theory describes the real world,...

2010-01-28 09:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will speak at the 2010 Washington Auto show about the Obama administration's commitment to advancing fuel efficient vehicles while helping to create clean energy jobs. Secretary Chu will also make an announcement about the Department of Energy's advanced technology auto loan program. Media should contact Bonnie Moret at the convention media center for press credentials, 202-249-4036 or bonnie@pomeranceassociates.com....

2009-10-21 15:33:00

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics, today joined New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine to open Clean Energy Now, the 2009 Clean Energy Conference and Leadership Awards. Governor Corzine welcomed the attendees and introduced Dr. Chu, who offered the keynote address at the Opening Plenary session. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091021/PH96682 ) Joining Dr. Chu and...

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