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2011-05-09 12:53:52

It's not quite Christmas, but the DNA sequence of a small plant that resembles the seasonal conifers is providing biofuels researchers with information that could influence the development of candidate biofuel feedstock plants and offering botanists long-awaited insights into plant evolution. "When you burn coal, you're burning Selaginella's ancestors," said Purdue University botanist Jody Banks, who originally proposed that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI)...

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2011-04-28 08:45:00

The antimatter equivalent of helium nuclei has been produced by an international team of physicists working with the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. Two University of California, Davis professors are members of the team. A paper describing their results is published online this week by the journal Nature. "This is the heaviest antimatter anyone has ever created," said Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez, professor...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunovia Energy Technologies' (OTC Bulletin Board: SUNV) EvoLucia LED Cobra Head SCHX5 was given the award for Best Outdoor Street Light, in its class, by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) in the 2010 Next Generation Luminaires(TM) Solid State Lighting Design Competition. Sunovia has once again proven that the EvoLucia Aimed Optics(TM)...

2011-04-21 22:54:13

New research by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds strong evidence that homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sell for a premium over homes without solar systems. "We find compelling evidence that solar PV systems in California have boosted home sales prices," says the lead author Ben Hoen, a researcher at Berkeley Lab. "These average sales price premiums appear to be comparable with the average investment that homeowners have made to...

2011-04-21 14:20:32

Efforts to engineer new metabolic pathways into microbes for the inexpensive production of valuable chemical products, such as biofuels or therapeutic drugs, should get a significant boost in a new development from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). Researchers there have successfully demonstrated a technique they call "targeted proteomics" that speeds up and improves the ability to identify and quantify specific proteins within a cell or microorganism....

2011-04-21 08:00:00

DETROIT, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of Wayne State University students from the College of Engineering have been chosen to participate in EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future, a one-of-a-kind program established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. This three-year collegiate engineering program will educate the next generation of automotive engineers, giving them the knowledge and skills needed to continue the evolution of automotive propulsion...

2011-04-21 00:00:30

A team of scientists from Brown University led by G. E. Karniadakis and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are doing on the lab's supercomputer, hoping that a better map will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for patients with blood flow complications. Chicago (Vocus/PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Zoom down to one artery in your body, and the commotion is constant: blood cells hurtle down the passage with hundreds of their kin, bumping against other cells and...

2011-04-20 12:30:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy as a participant in the Save Energy Now LEADER program. In this partnership, National pledges to reduce its energy intensity by 25 percent in 10 years. "National has a strong commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our products and operations," said Chris Lee, corporate environment, health and safety senior manager for National...

2011-04-20 11:29:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national ranking of Clean Cities programs, established by the U.S. Department of Energy to help reduce America's dependence on traditional petroleum fuels, showed the Saint Paul-based Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition as the nation's top program, with 135,175,133 cumulative gallons of gasoline displaced from 2005-2009. The ranking was included as part of a Department of Energy news release issued this week on new steps being...

2011-04-14 08:39:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AVL announced today its sponsorship of EcoCAR 2, a three-year collegiate engineering competition. Today, select university participants were announced by David Sandolow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, in the AVL Technology Leadership Center during SAE World Congress. AVL will support EcoCAR 2 with technology resources and engineer guidance, offering hands-on experience to automotive...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'