Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a new technique that uses adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP), the so-called "energy molecule," to trigger the release of anti-cancer drugs directly into cancer cells. Early laboratory tests show it increases the effectiveness of drugs targeting breast cancer. Show More Summary
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report that aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics. By organizing the 48 contiguous states into four peer groups based on shared...Show More Summary
Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing a new bionic leaf that can convert energy from sunlight into an energy-dense fuel, imitating the photosynthetic process of plants. We’ve covered the artificial leaf...Show More Summary
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a web-based tool to help consumers better understand the energy performance of building-related products. The Energy Department’s lab created the Technology Performance Exchange (TPEx) to allow manufacturers that measure and test products to share performance data with product consumers. Show More Summary
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The U.S Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has partnered with machine tool manufacturer Cincinnati Incorporated to help speed up 3D printing. The joint project aims not only to make 3D printing 200 to 500 times faster, but also to
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are revealing the mysteries of new materials using ultra-fast laser spectroscopy, similar to high-speed photography where many quick images reveal subtle movements and changes inside the materials. Show More Summary
A new fuel cell technology demonstration project led by Sandia National Laboratories will be deployed to the Port of Honolulu by 2015 to show how the portable unit can lower emissions and reduce energy consumption. The unit will fit inside a 20-foot shipping container and will consist of four 30-kilowatt fuel cells, a hydrogen storage […]
Scientists on the CDF and DZero experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced that they have found the final predicted way of creating a top quark, completing a picture of this particle nearly 20 years in the making. read more
A new housing development in Mission Valley is part neighborhood, part laboratory. The Civita development, built just off Mission Center Road and Friars Road, gives residents and researchers a chance to study energy use and human behavior. Civita homeowners and renters can volunteer to let researchers collect data from “smart” energy meters installed in their Continue reading ?
NREL Report Finds Similar Value in Two CSP Technologies; Findings demonstrate increasing importance for systems with thermal energy storage February 11, 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) “Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers...Show More Summary
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 19, 2014 -- Using a new microscopy method, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can image and measure electrochemical processes in batteries in real time and at nanoscale resolution. Scientists...Show More Summary
Nuclear fusion as an energy source is one step closer to becoming a reality In a recent experiment, a team of researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used 192 lasers to pulverize a fuel target to create a fusion reaction. Show More Summary
Researchers have long sought to generate significant energy from laser-based nuclear fusion, and it appears that they're finally making some headway. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reports that laser blasts in September and November produced...
After years of frustration, scientists have finally made a breakthrough in the quest to harness the same fusion energy that powers the sun. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say that by pointing the world's most powerful laser at a peppercorn-sized target, they unleashed a huge amount of energy...
Nuclear fusion — the process that occurs in the heart of stars to fuel them — is now one step closer to being harnessed as a new source of energy. Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California published a paper Wednesday...Show More Summary
The work out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is promising, but researchers still have a long road ahead of them before the technology comes anywhere near to commercial viability.
Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical step in fusion research: For the first time, their hydrogen fuel has given off more energy than it took in. Though...
Scientists are creeping closer to their goal of creating a controlled fusion-energy reaction by mimicking the interior of the sun inside the hardware of a laboratory. In the latest incremental advance, reported Wednesday online in the...Show More Summary
Researchers from California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they've figured out how to get their laser to squeeze hydrogen atoms together to make helium atoms, releasing energy in the process. It's an important step in the decades-long quest for fusion energy.