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Fermilab experiment will attempt to answer whether we actually live in "the Matrix"

In what may be one of the most mind-bogglingly surreal experiments ever floated, scientists at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) will attempt to discover if the universe is "real" or merely a holographic 3-D illusion that we just think is real. Show More Summary

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

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

There may soon be a new use for discarded tires... besides turning them into mattresses for cows, that is. Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a method of harvesting the carbon black...Show More Summary

What The Falling Price Of Wind Power Means

AWEA Blog. Peter Kelley. Wind energy has never been more affordable, the Department of Energy’s Berkeley National Laboratory announced recently in releasing its new 2013 Wind Energy Technologies Market Report and a companion slide presentation. Show More Summary

DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

U.S. wind power prices have reached an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report, which details trends seen in the U.S. wind industry last year, says the national average levelized price of wind power purchase Continue reading ?

Do we live in a 2-D hologram?

A unique experiment at the U.S. Department 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...Show More Summary

Price of US Wind Energy at 'All-Time Low' of 2.5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

A just-released Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report pegs utility-scale wind power-purchase agreement pricing as averaging $25 per megawatt-hour for projects that negotiated contracts in 2013. That's cheap power. read more

ORNL scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 21, 2014—New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University are challenging conventional...Show More Summary

X-ray laser probes tiny quantum tornadoes in superfluid droplets

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum "tornadoes" inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium – the first time this formation has been seen at such a tiny scale. read more

Researchers map quantum vortices inside superfluid helium nanodroplets

Scientists have, for the first time, characterized so-called quantum vortices that swirl within tiny droplets of liquid helium. The research, led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryShow More Summary

WIND PRICES AT ALL TIME LOWS

Study: Price of wind energy in U.S. at all-time low Allen Chen, August 19, 2014 (R&D Magazine) “Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to [2013 Wind Technologies Market Report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory]…The...Show More Summary

Proposed City of Chicago Ethanol Ordinance Would be a Step in the Right Direction

At Argonne National Laboratory, we work to discover and invent revolutionary green technologies that will build a new energy economy. But while we seek tomorrow's game-changing technologies, we also look for interim solutions that will...Show More Summary

DOE forges ahead with research to power 100M homes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is making available up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) — a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). Show More Summary

Colour-Changing Stained Glass Makes It Easy For Cathedrals To Redecorate

A group of Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo, the Segawa Laboratory at RCAST, and Sony have created a prototype glass panel with intricate designs that’s able to change colour based on the how much energy is supplied from an attached rechargeable battery. Show More Summary

Color-Changing Stained Glass Makes It Easy For Cathedrals To Redecorate

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A group of Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo, the Segawa Laboratory at RCAST, and Sony have created a prototype glass panel with intricate designs that's able to change color based on the how much energy is supplied from an attached rechargeable battery. Show More Summary

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2014

To arrange for an interview with a researcher, please contact the Communications staff member identified at the end of each tip. For more information on ORNL and its research and development activities, please refer to one of our media contacts. Show More Summary

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol

UPTON, NY-Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol-a key commodity used to create a wide range of industrial chemicals and fuels. Show More Summary

Southern Accent Reduction Class Ordered At Government Facility

Southern accents are apparently not highly regarded at the U.S. Energy Department’s largest research facility, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The government workers were ordered to lose their southern accents and the agency hired a speech pathologist at taxpayer expense to initiate the “accent neutralization” process. Show More Summary

ORNL study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 24, 2014 -- A novel combination of microscopy and data processing has given researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory an unprecedented look at the surface of a material known for its unusual physical and electrochemical properties. read more

Ergonomically Correct. Environmentally Safe. Biosafety Cabinets from NuAire(r)

NuAire(r) LabGard(r) ES and CellGard(tm) ES (Energy Saver) brand of Class II Biological Safety Cabinets offer the proper ergonomics, reduce energy, and improve laboratory safety.

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