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2014-07-11 11:03:07

DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory SLAC, Stanford advance will benefit thousands of computational studies in wide range of fields Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for industry, electronics, energy, drug design and a host of other applications. The technique, reported in the July 11 issue...

2014-06-23 23:03:55

RING to provide a multi-hundred petabyte storage environment for simulation data, monitoring the health of the US nuclear stockpile. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of America’s premier research centers, has selected Scality’s software-defined storage RING as an active archive for complex simulations used to monitor the health of the US nuclear stockpile. Los Alamos has the responsibility for ensuring the safety of the US nuclear arsenal....

2014-06-17 08:36:18

DDN SFA12K Offers 10X More Storage in Less Than 1/10TH of the Data Center Space SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130223/MM65263LOGO News Facts -- To help the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reduce dependence on foreign oil and accelerate discoveries to preserve the environment, the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility located at Pacific Northwest National...

2014-06-10 23:03:03

Jeff Wisoff has been named the principal associate director for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Photon Science Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Livermore, California (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein has named Peter J.K. "Jeff" Wisoff the principal associate director for the Lab's National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (PAD/NIF&PS) directorate. The appointment is effective...

2014-06-09 16:21:48

Veteran Nuclear Operations Manager to Lead Uranium Processing Facility Project RESTON, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced today that Brian Reilly, a senior executive with 34 years of engineering, procurement, and construction experience, much of it in the nuclear power field, will become director of the Uranium Processing Facility project at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130124/SF47758LOGO Reilly,...

Data-rich Predictive Models Help Decide Which Consumers Buy Solar Equipment And Why
2014-05-20 03:39:23

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories In an effort to better understand what persuades people to buy photovoltaic (PV) systems for their homes, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are gathering data on consumer motivations that can feed sophisticated computer models and thus lead to greater use of solar energy. A primary goal of the project is to help increase the nation's share of solar energy in the electricity market from its current share of less than .05 percent to at least 14...

2014-05-15 16:23:30

SEOUL, Korea, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) will provide up to $3.9 million to the 21st Century Power Partnership to create and operate a platform for power sector technical support for the Mexican federal government. This program will help Mexico achieve secure, reliable, and clean electricity as part of its energy reform agenda. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140515/MN27712) The 21st Century Power Partnership is...

Tolerance Lessons From A Dead Sea Fungus
2014-05-12 03:53:13

DOE/Joint Genome Institute Despite its name, the Dead Sea does support life, and not just in the sense of helping visitors float in its waters. Algae, bacteria, and fungi make up the limited number of species that can tolerate the extremely salty environment at the lowest point on Earth. Some organisms thrive in salty environments by lying dormant when salt concentrations are very high. Other organisms need salt to grow. To learn which survival strategy the filamentous fungus Eurotium...

2014-05-08 23:01:57

Meeting attendees can learn about Lake Shore's instruments and systems for temperature monitoring and control as well as magnetic measurement. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that it will be attending two user meetings over the coming weeks: the May 12–15 APS/CNM/EMC meeting at Argonne National Laboratory and the May 19 –21...

2014-05-01 23:15:23

Hamilton Scientific is pleased to announce that along with partners, Haldeman-Homme (Laboratory Consultant), SmithGroup JJR (Architect) and J.E. Dunn (General Contractor), they were awarded the coveted 2014 "Laboratory of the Year" Award by R&D Magazine for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of Golden, Colorado. De Pere, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Hamilton Scientific is pleased to announce that along with partners, Haldeman-Homme (Laboratory Consultant),...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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