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Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity. While studying purple bronze, a molybdenum oxide, researchers discovered an unconventional charge density wave on its surface. read more

India Launches 'Solar Power Tree' in Green Energy Push

A solar powered "tree" developed by the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has gained the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.

TODAY’S STUDY: The Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Lots of Solar

On the Path to SunShot: The Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Achieving High Penetrations of Solar Energy in the United States Wiser, et. al., May 2016 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary The U.S. Show More Summary

DNV GL Commissions OVRT Test Unit for Wind Turbines

 DNV GL adds to its service offering  offers in the field of electrical measurement for renewable energy producers with a mobile test laboratory for carrying

Dark Energy Measured with Record-Breaking Map of 1.2 Million Galaxies

by Angela Guess A recent release out of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reports, “A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The...Show More Summary

Red State Thumbs Nose At Koch Bros, Hosts Cutting-Edge Solar Energy Storage Demo

The great state of Tennessee is on the cutting edge of new energy storage tech, thanks partly to its role as the home of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Red State Thumbs Nose At Koch Bros, Hosts Cutting-Edge Solar Energy Storage Demo...Show More Summary

STRANGER THINGS: Watch the First 8 Minutes of the New Netflix Series

It’s November 6, 1983 in Indiana when STRANGER THINGS begins and something very strange is happening at an energy laboratory. A man is running for his life. But just when he thinks he’s reached safety, something — or someone? — grabs him from above. Then, a group of 4 young boys are playing Dungeons & […]

Upgrading the US power grid for the 21st century

The US Department of Energy has announced $220m in funding for projects from a host of national laboratories to help upgrade the country’s power grid over the next three years. What work needs to be done to make the grid ’cleaner, more productive and more secure’, and what are the implications for the integration of […]

Berkeley Lab scientists grow atomically thin transistors and circuits

In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies--and possibly paper-thin gadgets --scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: How Low Can The Wind Price Go?

Forecasting Wind Energy Costs and Cost Drivers: The Views of the World’s Leading Experts Ryan Wiser, Karen Jenni, Joachim Seel, Erin Baker, Maureen Hand, Eric Lantz, Aaron Smith, June 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive...Show More Summary

New discovery could better predict how semiconductors weather abuse

Mimicking nature is not easy, but new insights by researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could help create a viable artificial system of photosynthesis. read more

Discovery could dramatically boost efficiency of perovskite solar cells

Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. read more

Uranium Seawater Extraction Makes Nuclear Power Completely Renewable

New technological breakthroughs from U.S. Department of Energy laboratories have put removing uranium from seawater within economic reach. Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from seawater would make nuclear power as renewable as solar, hydro and wind.

We drive a 3D-printed utility vehicle that can power a home | Translogic 203

Translogic host Jonathon Buckley heads to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to drive the 3D-Printed Utility Vehicle created by the US Department of Energy. It was developed alongside a 3D-printed home, and the two can share battery energy. Show More Summary

IBM to deliver 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018; Cray moves to Intel Xeon Phi

More supercomputer news this week: The US is responding to China’s new Sunway TiahuLight system that was announced Monday, and fast. First, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is expected to take delivery of a new IBM system, named Summit, in early 2018 that will now be capable of 200 peak petaflops, Computerworld…

New electron microscope method detects atomic-scale magnetism

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 20, 2016--Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique developed by a team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Uppsala University, Sweden. Show More Summary

Uranium Particles Found by IAEA in Iran Prove Past Work on Nuclear Weapon

Uranium traces discovered by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Parchin laboratory in Iran in 2015 point to the existence of earlier work on the development of nuclear weapons, a US media outlet reported, citing Washington officials.

TODAY’S STUDY: How To Price Distributed Energy

Distribution System Pricing With Distributed Energy Resources Jim Lazar and Ryan Hledik, Lisa Schwartz, May 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Technological changes in the electric utility industry bring tremendous opportunities and significant challenges. Show More Summary

Scientific Accident Could Give Us New Powers Over Water

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory mistakenly created a material with unusual abilities to take on or expel water that could change the way we stay dry or quench or thirst in the future.

DNA shaping up to be ideal framework for rationally designed nanostructures

UPTON, NY--A cube, an octahedron, a prism--these are among the polyhedral structures, or frames, made of DNA that scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed to connect nanoparticles into a variety of precisely structured three-dimensional (3D) lattices. Show More Summary

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