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Neutrons, Electrons And Theory Expose Secrets Of Natural Gas Reserves
2013-10-28 18:39:56

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Gas and oil deposits in shale have no place to hide from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technique that provides an inside look at pores and reveals structural information potentially vital to the nation’s energy needs. The research by scientists at the Department of Energy laboratory could clear the path to the more efficient extraction of gas and oil from shale, environmentally benign and efficient energy production from coal and perhaps viable carbon...

2013-10-16 23:33:47

Hamilton Scientific's Infinity fume hoods and lab bench systems selected for the New Mexico Consortium's new Biological Laboratory. De Pere, Wisconsin (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Hamilton Scientific of De Pere, Wisconsin was selected to provide their self-manufactured products for the recently completed 14,000 sq. ft. New Mexico Consortium Biological Laboratory located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Products installed included Distinction laboratory adaptable bench systems and unique,...

2013-09-25 23:19:19

Report Charts Course Towards Reaching DOE SunShot Targets by 2020 Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) recently released a report, written with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative, that examines how to substantially reduce solar photovoltaic (PV) “soft” costs over the next eight years. The report, Non-Hardware “Soft” Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential...

2013-09-18 08:58:35

Production scale, not lower labor costs, drives China’s current advantage in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, according to a new report released today by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Although the prevailing belief is that low labor costs and direct government subsidies for PV manufacturing in China account for that country's dominance in PV manufacturing, the NREL/MIT study...

2013-09-11 23:00:42

Designed-built by SmithGroupJJR, JE Dunn Construction, is the nation’s leading renewable energy research laboratory. Golden, Colorado (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Today, the design and construction team of SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction celebrates the dedication of the new $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, Colorado. A model in sustainable design and energy efficient...

Solar Panel Wars: Study Shows How US Could Compete With China
2013-09-05 14:45:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists, publishing a paper in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, say they have found a way for the US to be a cost-competitor to China in the field of solar panel manufacturing. China is currently the world's dominant manufacturer of solar panels because of its low labor costs and strong government support. However, researchers at MIT and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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