A new redox flow battery developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) more than doubles the amount of energy that this type of cell can pack in a given volume, approaching the numbers of lithium-ion batteries. If the...Show More Summary
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a population distribution model that provides unprecedented county-level predictions of where people will live in the U.S. in the coming decades.Initially...Show More Summary
Researchers working in part at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a key protein for cell health, which has recently been linked to diabetes, cancer and other diseases, can multitask by having two identical protein parts divide labor. The TH enzyme, short for transhydrogenase, is a crucial protein for most […]
A new version of an online tool created by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuel developers analyze water consumption of various types of feedstocks, aiding development of sustainable fuels that will reduce impact on limited water resources. The newest version of the Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) for […]
The economic trade-offs of owning rather than leasing solar photovoltaic systems was explored in depth by a pair of new reports from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These reports go over the various...Show More Summary
[Cross-posted from our new Energy and Environment blog.] One of the strange things about being human beings is that we are highly conscious of our surroundings, yet are oblivious to the molecular machinations within our own bodies. Sure, we monitor ourselves – we’re hungry, we’re tired, we’re squirrelly, we’ve got the sewing-machine leg, we shoulda […]
The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book provides insight into dozens of global energy trends. Here are 7 to watch 7 Interesting Global Renewable Energy Trends From NREL (Charts Galore!) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
A free app from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory can help hazmat professionals choose the right biodetection technology. The product guide, a mobile version of PNNL’s online biodetection technology assessment,...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory tackles the issue in two new studies.
NASA generates a lot of money from their patents. Next up? Turning detectors for life on Mars into UAVs for energy utilities. In an office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), researchers are working on a challenging task: adapting technology designed to find signs of life on Mars into sophisticated sensors for energy utilities. Show More Summary
The largest-ever study of its kind, conducted by a multi-institutional research team led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories,Show More Summary
Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced that it is collaborating with Canadian firm Terrestrial Energy to develop the firm's proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor technology to the engineering blueprint stage -- and perhaps to regain some North American technological leadership in advanced nuclear power. read more
Plans for the construction of the world’s largest digital camera at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reached a major milestone. The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope...Show More Summary
Terrestrial Energy has entered into an initial collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to advance the commercialization of the company’s new integral molten salt reactor (IMSR) Gen IV design. Terrestrial Energy says this new collaboration, along with last month’s research and development deal with Canadian Nuclear Labs, moves it to the front of the line […]
Originally published on Cost of Solar. If you’re considering buying into a community or home solar project in the future, then you may want to do it within the next year or so. Both the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Lawrence...Show More Summary
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful. Their findings indicate that while no...Show More Summary
The nation's premier renewable research laboratory offers an annual leadership program, and applications are open now.
GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE:GE), in collaboration with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has announced that its commercial and industrial smart meters have achieved a UL voluntary safety certification, making them the first meters of this type in the industry to receive this significant mark. Show More Summary
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
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