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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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.
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
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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You’ve read about net zero energy homes and buildings as well as net zero subdivisions and districts. Now the U.S. Army is getting in on the act via a partnership with DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to find out if net zero Army installations are a possibility. The Army and NREL are undertaking the pilot Continue reading ?
The cost of utility-scale US solar energy is currently 59% cheaper than what industry analysts predicted back in 2010 it would be by now, according to a new report from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Show More Summary
When researchers at General Electric Co. sought help in designing a plasma-based power switch, they turned to the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The proposed switch could contribute to a more advanced and reliable electric grid and help to lower utility bills.
When researchers at General Electric Co. sought help in designing a plasma-based power switch, they turned to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The proposed switch, which GE is developing...Show More Summary
Solar prices continue to drop, according to findings of a joint report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
The US Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and EPB announced the beginning of a partnership that will use Chattanooga’s smart grid as a living laboratory for testing new energy technologies. Under the new agreement with EPB and DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory will apply its technical expertise in such areas as data Continue reading ?
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2014 -- Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have obtained the first direct observations of atomic diffusion inside a bulk material. The research, which could be used to give...Show More Summary