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Switching to spintronics

In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Cornell University successfully used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature. Show More Summary

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2014--Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. Show More Summary

New Solar Cell Can Handle The Force Of 1,000 Suns

A new solar cell from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is designed for a concentration of 1,000 suns and can reach 45.7 percent efficiency New Solar Cell Can Handle The Force Of 1,000 Suns was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

GE Partners with National Grid on Underground Microgrid Project

GE Global Research and GE Energy Consulting, along with National Grid, the Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University recently announced a partnership on a research project to improve the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in northern New York. Show More Summary

PNNL talks climate, carbon, drinking water and the nexus of health and environment at AGU

Scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present a variety of research at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, which runs Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 19 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Now’s The Time To Buy Into Community Solar Prices, At All-Time Low

If you’re considering buying into a community solar project/facility in the future, then you may want to hurry up and do so, based on a recent report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. Show More Summary

New technique simultaneously determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup, topography

ARGONNE, Ill. ? A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of...Show More Summary

National Lab Teams Up With SolarCity To Maximize Solar Power On Electrical Grids

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with Hawaiian Electric Cos. Show More Summary

For important tumor-suppressing protein, context is key

Scientists from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have learned new details about how an important tumor-suppressing protein, called p53, binds to the human genome. As with many things in life, they found that context makes a big difference. read more

Good vibrations give electrons excitations that rock an insulator to go metallic

A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has made an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide, by quantifying the thermodynamic forces driving the transformation. The results are published in the Nov. 10 advance online issue of Nature.

Sen. Markey to DoE: What About the James Doyle Case?

Senator Edward J. Markey asked the Secretary of Energy this week to expedite the investigation of the firing of James Doyle from Los Alamos National Laboratory, which occurred after Doyle published an analysis critical of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Show More Summary

Sandia Releases API to Manage Energy Usage in HPC Environments

Sandia National Laboratories, a government contractor that works to solve national security issues with science and technology, has released the Power API. The Power API aims to standardize measurement and control of energy in high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

TINKER-TOY SOLAR COULD CUT COSTS

New “Tinker Toy” Test Could Send Solar Energy Costs Into Free-Fall Tina Casey, November 6, 2014 (Clean Technica) “Solar energy costs are already dropping…[and a new development] out of Sandia National Laboratories in partnership with...Show More Summary

Report: Energy contractor and former lawmaker lobbied officials for no-bid contract worth $2.4 billion per year

A top government contractor managing a key Department of Energy laboratory inappropriately sought help from lawmakers and Obama administration officials to obtain a no-bid contract extension worth $2.4 billion per year, according to a federal review. Show More Summary

Study at SLAC explains atomic action in high-temperature superconductors

Menlo Park, Calif. -- A study at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory suggests for the first time how scientists might deliberately engineer superconductors that work at higher temperatures. In their report,...Show More Summary

Your own energy ‘island’? Microgrid could standardize small, self-sustaining electric grids

When Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Yan Xu talks about “islanding,” or isolating, from the grid, she’s discussing a fundamental benefit of microgrids—small systems powered by renewables and energy storage devices. Show More Summary

Are microgrids ready for prime time? Not until they’re standardized, ORNL says

DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a microgrid sitting in its Distributed Energy Control and Communications (DECC) lab. The reason? To simulate situations where a microgrid would be used so researchers can work on how to standardize real-world microgrids so they are compatible with the main grid and other microgrids. via Smart Grid: Are Continue reading ?

New “Tinker Toy” Test Could Send Solar Energy Costs Into Free-Fall

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower solar energy costs with a metal-organic framework material, aka the "Tinker Toy" material New “Tinker Toy” Test Could Send Solar Energy Costs Into Free-Fall was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Researchers hit milestone in accelerating particles with plasma

Scientists from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of California, Los Angeles have shown that a promising technique for accelerating electrons on waves of plasma is efficient enough to power a new generation of shorter, more economical accelerators. Show More Summary

Flash Back to 1991 with Access to the First US Website

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Now you can go back to where the World Wide Web started in the United States with the country's first website. Launched in December of 1991, the website for the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory had little more than text and a few links.

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