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2011-07-30 00:01:04

Though physicists know Maria Goeppert Mayer left her own stamp on history, the U.S. Postal Service recently issued one of its own to commemorate the nuclear physicist. This June, the Postal Service released a new stamp honoring Maria Goeppert Mayer, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who worked at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in the 1940 and '50s. The year also marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Women in Science and Technology organization at...

2011-07-27 11:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to increase energy efficiency through data center consolidation and information technology enhancements for the DOE complex. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b ) This is the first ever Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) focused solely on reaching sustainability goals through improved IT practices. In 2010, President...

2011-07-27 09:00:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop innovative ways to reduce energy use in the information and communications technology industry. This is a first-of-its-kind agreement between an industry company and a national laboratory owned by the Energy Department. Under the agreement, Verizon will further its goal to become more energy efficient, and will work...

2011-07-25 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Tech recently was named the overall winner of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate vehicle engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors (GM). The Virginia Tech Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) designed and built an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) that uses E85 (ethanol) and achieves fuel efficiency of 81.9 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent. With National Instruments...

2011-07-19 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ad Council today launched a national consumer education campaign to help consumers save money on utility bills. Created pro bono by Texas-based advertising agency GSD&M, the public service advertisements (PSAs) aim to help consumers save money on their energy bills by doing things such as sealing leaks in their homes and using energy efficient products. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2011-07-14 16:06:24

'Dry rot' genome offers lessons for biofuel pretreatment processes Feared by realtors and homeowners alike, dry rot due to the fungus Serpula lacrymans causes millions of dollars worth of damage to homes and buildings around the world. This brown rot fungus' capacity to break down the cellulose in wood led to its selection for sequencing by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in 2007, with the goal of identifying the enzymes involved in the degradation process and...

2011-07-14 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today the completion of Lilly's $2 million upgrade to the company's research-guided beamline, located at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne's campus outside of Chicago. The APS is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility operated by Argonne. The Lilly Research Laboratories Collaborative Access Team (LRL-CAT)...

2011-07-12 12:28:02

Berkeley Lab researchers observe structural transformations in single nanocrystals While a movie about giant robots that undergo structural transformations is breaking box office records this summer, a scientific study about structural transformations within single nanocrystals is breaking new ground for the design of novel materials that will serve next-generation energy storage batteries and solar energy harvesting devices. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence...

2011-07-06 15:28:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volvo Trucks' New River Valley (NRV) manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va. reduced its energy intensity by nearly 30 percent in just one year, making it the first company to meet a 10-year challenge set by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Save Energy Now LEADER Program in Oct. 2009 as a challenge to the U.S. industrial sector. Volvo Trucks in North America and 31 other major companies pledged to reduce...

2011-06-30 18:16:00

FORT LEE, N.J., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - today released the following U.S. inflation update to its NIA members: NIA is very disturbed by President Obama's decision to sell off oil from the U.S. emergency oil reserve, in an attempt to drive down oil prices. One week ago it was announced that the U.S. and other oil-consuming nations that are a part of the International Energy Agency (IEA) will begin releasing 60 million barrels...