Latest US Department of Energy Stories

2012-10-16 04:02:23

Contract will accelerate commercialization of improved Lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles Lansing, Mich. (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 XG Sciences, Inc. announced today it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop high-energy Lithium-ion battery materials for use in extended range electric vehicle applications. XG Sciences´ Silicon-graphene nanocomposite anode materials have demonstrated significant increases in energy storage capacity over traditional...

Physicists Make Closest Measurement Of Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Yet
2012-06-05 03:43:51

Physicists searching for a hypothetical and rare process involving radioactive decay of atomic nuclei have gotten their most sensitive results to date, suggesting that these mysterious particles behave like other elementary particles at the quantum level. If such a discovery can be made, the researchers said the process could have profound implications for how scientists understand the fundamental laws of physics and could help solve some of the biggest mysteries of the universe. The...

2012-01-03 11:34:32

Increases in air pollution and other particulate matter in the atmosphere can strongly affect cloud development in ways that reduce precipitation in cool and relatively dry regions, such as Israel in winter, but also can increase rain and the intensity of severe storms in warm and moist regions or seasons, such as the eastern half of the US during summer, says a new study by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Maryland.  The research provides...

Fission Power System Would Bring Nuclear Power To Space Bases
2011-08-29 03:53:53

  Nuclear power plants that would be used to produce electricity for either manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars, or other planets would look radically different than similar facilities currently utilized here on Earth, a project director said in a presentation on Saturday. Speaking at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), James E. Werner told those on hand that, unlike the massive nuclear power facilities that require cooling...

2011-04-19 09:28:00

CHESTER, Pa., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Retrofitting an existing home to be more energy efficient is an effective way to save energy and reduce cost of homeownership. Retrofitting includes a variety of projects from replacing old light bulbs to upgrading appliances and installing new insulation. Practical home improvement has become popular among savvy homeowners looking to save. According to Pike Research, expenditures for energy efficient home improvements will grow to over 50...

2011-02-20 21:41:09

While a world free of nuclear weapons remains a goal for governments around the world, nuclear security constitutes a major challenge for the 21st century, as recognised at the 2010 nuclear security summit in Washington. Citizens are generally aware of international efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, but they are often unaware of nuclear security research and the important role science in this field. A new European nuclear security training centre and enhanced...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.