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2013-01-02 12:21:03

LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TIAX LLC has been chosen by Argonne National Laboratory as an affiliate member company of the energy storage Hub to be known as the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), which combines the R&D capabilities of five U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories with selected companies and research universities. "This is a partnership between world-leading scientists and world-leading companies, committed to ensuring that the...

2012-12-17 12:21:40

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) has been selected to receive project funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade. CSE's 5-year, $11.7M research project focuses on the development of "plug and play" solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that can be purchased, installed, and connected by...

Scientists Create Powerful, Microscale Actuator That Can Flex Like A Finger
2012-12-17 11:06:55

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an elegant and powerful new microscale actuator that can flex like a tiny beckoning finger. Based on an oxide material that expands and contracts dramatically in response to a small temperature variation, the actuators are smaller than the width of a human hair and are promising for...

2012-12-12 20:20:37

CLEVELAND, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation. Through a one-year cooperative agreement, the DOE has committed $4 million to support the advancement of the offshore wind energy project known as "Icebreaker", which consists of five to nine wind turbines seven...

Big Boost To BigBOSS Givin By The Gordon And Betty Moore Foundation
2012-12-04 16:13:07

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory $2.1 Million Grant to Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics advances dark energy research at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab A $2.1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to the University of California at Berkeley, through the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP), will fund the development of revolutionary technologies for BigBOSS, a project now in the proposal stage designed to study dark energy with unprecedented...

2012-12-04 12:21:19

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new California innovation accelerator for energy storage firms is getting a "fresh charge," thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy. CalCharge - a partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF, a family of nonprofit organizations working to promote the transition to a clean energy economy-- will play a central role in the newly announced Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), the latest U.S....

2012-10-29 07:23:47

WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 300,000 full-text technical reports to be included in Elsevier's free scientific search tools, SciVerse Hub and Scirus Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has incorporated 300,000 full-text technical reports from the Office of Scientific Technical Information (OSTI) at the U.S. Department of...

2012-10-15 07:22:20

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unity Power Alliance (UPA), a joint venture between ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN) and ITEA, S.p.A., announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided final approval on an award of $1 Million to advance the company's pressurized oxy-combustion technology for clean, coal-fired power generation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/CL92617LOGO ) The Unity Power Alliance (UPA) award team includes...

2012-10-09 04:00:23

Radiation safety and worker protection firm Dade Moeller announces its expanded role at the Hanford nuclear site, providing technical direction and operation of the radiation dosimetry program components of the site´s radiological site services (RSS) Richland, WA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Radiation safety and worker protection firm Dade Moeller announces its expanded role at the Hanford nuclear site, providing technical direction and operation of the radiation dosimetry program...

MAGIC Launches For Yearlong Climate Study
2012-10-01 16:21:46

Climate instruments mounted aboard the Horizon Spirit container ship begin taking data A Horizon Lines container ship outfitted with meteorological and atmospheric instruments installed by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory will begin taking data today for a yearlong mission aimed at improving the representation of clouds in climate models. The study, a collaborative effort between DOE´s Atmospheric Radiation...