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1 hr ago | Reuters

Exclusive: Morgan Stanley plans natural gas export plant in new commodities foray

Morgan Stanley has quietly filed plans to build and run one of the first U.S. compressed natural gas export facilities, the first sign the bank is plunging back into physical commodity markets even as it sells its physical oil business.

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Related Topix: Stanley, Freeport, TX, Cohen Group, Consulting

4 hrs ago | Live Science

Wind Power Has Soared, But is It About to Crash?

Kit Kennedy , director of the Energy & Transportation Program at NRDC, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights .

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Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

8 hrs ago | Gizmag

Old tires may find their way back to cars - in their batteries

There may soon be a new use for discarded tires ... besides turning them into mattresses for cows , that is.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Gadgets

9 hrs ago | HON

Your Family's Germs May Move With You

Your family carries its own unique population of bacteria that accompany you when you move to a new home, a new study finds.

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9 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Feds to conduct environmental study of proposed underwater transmission line

The Department of Energy will prepare an environmental impact statement for a proposed power line that will pass under Lake Champlain to connect power supplies in Canada to the Coolidge substation in Ludlow.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

9 hrs ago | WCHI-AM Chillicothe

US Sen. Portman Visits Piketon A-Plant

U.S. Senator Rob Portman took a couple officials with the Department of Energy to the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon where uncertainly looms on the future of the site's reindustrialization.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Piketon, OH

13 hrs ago | Roll Call

As LNG Export Applications Languish at DOE, Time to Embrace Congressional Action | Commentary

Following the Department of Energy's finalization of its updated procedure for reviewing applications to export liquefied natural gas to countries without free trade agreements, the DOE now will only consider applications that have met the requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act before rendering a final decision.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mark Udall, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Gene Green, Senator John Hoeven

18 hrs ago | R & D

Cool roofs in China can save energy, reduce emissions

Working with Chinese researchers, the U.S. Dept. of Energy 's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has conducted the first comprehensive study of cool roofs in China and concluded that they would be effective in substantially reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in climate zones with hot summers.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia,

19 hrs ago | Space.com

Is the Universe a 2D Hologram? Experiment Aims to Find Out

An ongoing experiment could reveal whether or not our full and fleshed-out 3D universe is an illusion, a 2D projection onto a cosmic screen beyond our perception or understanding.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

21 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

'Fracking needs a clear system'

THE Country Land and Business Association has accused the Government of having too little regard for property rights and long-term liabilities to meet the demands of energy industry investors in its enthusiasm to realise shale gas extraction.

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23 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Stevens showcases renderings of hurricane resilient house

Stevens Institute of Technology yesterday showcased renderings of a high tech, hurricane resilient "SURE HOUSE" designed in response to the devastation to homes on the New Jersey and New York shores by Superstorm Sandy.

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Related Topix: Stevens Institute of Technology, Education, Hoboken, NJ

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Biology News Net

Encyclopedia of how genomes function gets much bigger

A big step in understanding the mysteries of the human genome was unveiled today in the form of three analyses that provide the most detailed comparison yet of how the genomes of the fruit fly, roundworm, and human function.

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Water Online

Financial Aid For Utilities: Do You Qualify?

We have the technology to make treatment plants of the future, but innovation can be expensive.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Wind Power

R & D

Rubber meets the road with ORNL carbon, battery technologies

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the U.S. Dept.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

STN Online

STN Webinar Focuses on Techniques for Obtaining Clean-Air Vehicle, Infrastructure Funds

School districts have a number of options and opportunities for everything from identifying grant fund projects for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure to obtaining help in grant writing, a Clean Cities expert told STN webinar viewers on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Oakland, CA

Laboratory Network .com

100-Gigabit Connectivity To Pacific Wave International Peering Exchange For ESnet

Today, Pacific Wave announced the completion of a 100-Gigabit connection for the Energy Sciences Network , the high-speed computer network serving US Department of Energy laboratories and scientific facilities.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Bell, CA, Science, Computer Science, University of Southern California, University of Washington

Science Blog

Former Sandia Scientist Pleads Guilty to Taking Government Property to China

Jianyu Huang, a scientist formerly employed by Sandia Corporation at Sandia National Laboratories , pleaded guilty this afternoon to making a false statement and unlawfully transporting converted government property in interstate and foreign commerce.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Technical Services, Sandia, Albuquerque, NM, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

KEPR CBS 19

Open house to help Hanford workers file medical claims

The U.S. Department of Labor will host an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Richland, Washington, and two town hall meetings on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Spokane, Washington, to notify current and former nuclear weapons employees who worked at two covered facilities in Richland about the benefits available to them under the Energy Employees ... (more)

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Related Topix: Richland, WA, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Spokane, WA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Freshnews

Qubitekk to Receive Federal Funding to Help Protect Nation's Power Grid from Cyber Attack

San Diego startup Qubitekk will benefit from a $3M Department of Energy grant to speed the development of unhackable quantum encryption technology that will protect the country's power grid from cyber attack.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Computers

Wireless Design & Development

Photon Speedway Puts Big Data in the Fast Lane

Scientists from Berkeley Lab and SLAC are using NERSC and ESnet to achieve breakthroughs in photosynthesis research A series of experiments conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Science, Computer Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Chemistry

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