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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

3 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Oakland, CA

8 hrs ago | 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.


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

12 hrs ago | 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.


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

16 hrs ago | 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)


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

Tue Aug 26, 2014


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.


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.


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

Common Dreams

US Tests 'Hypersonic' Weapon Designed to Reach 5 Times Speed of Sound

Critics warn that the U.S. push to develop hypersonic weapons is creating a new global arms race.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Middlesboro Daily News

Middlesboro joins 'America Saves!'

The Preservation Green Lab and the National Main Street Center, nonprofit subsidiaries of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, celebrated Middlesboro as one of the first pilot communities to participate in "America Saves!" The new program is designed to create and support the economic success of main street communities and other ... (more)


Related Topix: Middlesboro, KY, Non-Profit, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Charitable Organizations

R & D

Do we live in a 2-D hologram?

A unique experiment at the U.S. Dept. of Energy 's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe-including whether we live in a hologram.


R & D

Competition for graphene

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the 2-D semiconductors known as MX2 materials.


Milford Mirror

So our floodplain manager gets fired, a week after she's gone...

File Photo: Milford's ability to get flood insurance was the focus of a state memo this week.


Related Topix: Milford, CT, US News, FEMA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Different Recipes For Cooking Our Planet

I have been a scientist in the field of the earth and environmental sciences for 33 years, specializing in geologic disposal of nuclear waste, energy-related research, subsurface transport and environmental clean-up of heavy metals.


Related Topix: Recipes, Nuclear Energy, Activism, Geology, Science, New Mexico State University

R & D

New project is the ACME of addressing climate change

High performance computing will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Science, Computer Science

DVDCreation Reviews

LG EcoHybrid Heat Pump Dryer Earns 2014 Energy Star?? Emerging Technology Award

The annual award is given to innovative technologies that meet rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features or functionality.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science, LG Electronics, Electronics

Mon Aug 25, 2014

News 4 Jax

Keep cool, save money with window treatments

Window treatments are both decorative and functional, but they can also be energy efficient.


Ag Professional

Genetics used to improve plants for bioenergy

This image shows an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus inside Brachypodium distachyon root cells .


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Once Mighty Hydropower Falls Behind Other Renewables

For decades, hydropower has been the chief source of clean and renewable energy in the United States, but new federal statistics show that it's about to be eclipsed by other renewable sources.


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

Transport Topics

Diesel Slides 1.4 to $3.821 in Eighth Straight Decline

Diesel's national average price fell for the eighth straight week, dipping 1.4 cents to $3.821 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Aug. 25. The decline left trucking's main fuel 9.2 cents less than the corresponding week last year, DOE said after its weekly survey of filling stations.


Washington Times

Oak Ridge biomass steam plant already closed

When Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution.