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2011-02-08 08:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will use IBM's next-generation Blue Gene supercomputer to enable significant advances in areas such as designing ultra-efficient electric car batteries, understanding global climate change and exploring the evolution of our universe. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/NY44083) (Logo:...

2011-02-04 12:07:15

In typical plasmonic devices, electromagnetic waves crowd into tiny metal structures, concentrating energy into nanoscale dimensions. Due to coupling of electronics and photonics in these metal nanostructures, plasmonic devices could be harnessed for high-speed data transmission or ultrafast detector arrays. However, studying plasmonic fields in nanoscale devices presents a real roadblock for scientists, as examining these structures inherently alters their behavior. "Whether you use a laser...

2011-02-02 14:14:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by taking a pledge to reduce its industrial energy intensity by 25 percent over a 10-year period. In doing so, the company joins more than 100 of the largest companies in the U.S. that recognize the economic and environmental benefits of energy-efficient manufacturing. "Holcim has long been committed to improving its use of natural resources and...

2011-02-01 09:03:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, continues to WOW! its customers by becoming as green as its TD logo. Today, the bank announced it is building the first net-zero energy bank location in the United States. The new net-zero energy TD Bank store will open this spring in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/NY38830-a ) (Photo:...

2011-02-01 09:22:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to welcome the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as a Diamond Sponsor of the ANSI Workshop: Standards and Codes for Electric Drive Vehicles taking place April 5-6, 2011, in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop, convened by ANSI on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Idaho National Laboratory, will explore current and needed standards, codes, and...

2011-01-28 22:21:05

Research could lead to cheap, clean ways to produce hydrogen for use in fuel cells A little disorder goes a long way, especially when it comes to harnessing the sun's energy. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) jumbled the atomic structure of the surface layer of titanium dioxide nanocrystals, creating a catalyst that is both long lasting and more efficient than most materials in using the sun's energy to extract hydrogen from...

2011-01-27 08:53:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Acknowledging significant improvement in its business performance, General Motors today announced it is withdrawing its $14.4 billion application for direct loans from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act passed in December 2007) authorized $25 billion in direct DOE loans to companies toward retooling U.S. factories to make vehicles...

2011-01-27 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, members of American Electric Power's (NYSE: AEP) external Energy Efficiency Advisory Council sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) urging adoption of the proposed Energy Efficient and Smart Appliance Agreement of 2010, which would set new minimum energy efficiency standards for home appliances, extend and update tax credits for the development and manufacturing of smart appliances, and include smart grid readiness as a...

2011-01-25 11:53:15

They said it could be done and now they've done it. What's more, they did it with a GRIN. A team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, have carried out the first experimental demonstration of GRIN "“ for gradient index "“ plasmonics, a hybrid technology that opens the door to a wide range of exotic optics, including superfast computers based on light rather than...

2011-01-20 12:55:00

Latest commitment reinforces Enerkem's leading position in the commercial advanced biofuels sector PONTOTOC, MS, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem Inc. today announced that Enerkem Corporation, its wholly-owned U.S. affiliate, has obtained a conditional commitment for an US$ 80 million loan guarantee by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for the construction of its landmark waste-to-biofuels project in Pontotoc, Mississippi, which will transform Northeast Mississippi's municipal...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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