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This Tiny Fake Fish Could Spark A Hydropower Revolution In The USA

Despite Trump's happy talk on coal, the US Department of Energy is moving forward with plans to squeeze more zero emission electricity from the nation's vast hydropower potential

Beyond the WIMP: Unique crystals could expand the search for dark matter

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new particle detector design proposed at the US Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab could greatly broaden the search for dark matter -- which makes up 85 percent of the total mass of the universe yet we don't know what it's made of - into an unexplored realm.

Pipe-crawling robot will help decommission DOE nuclear facility

(Carnegie Mellon University) A pair of autonomous robots developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute will soon be driving through miles of pipes at the US Department of Energy's former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio, to identify uranium deposits on pipe walls.

Scientists have a new way to gauge the growth of nanowires

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) In a new study, researchers from the US Department of Energy's Argonne and Brookhaven National Laboratories observed the formation of two kinds of defects in individual nanowires, which are smaller in diameter than a human hair.

US Aims Another Hail Mary At Coal, Hits Natural Gas Instead

The US Energy Department has launched another round of $32 million in R&D funding ostensibly aimed at helping coal, but natural gas is the more likely beneficiary

DOE grants $10.6 million to produce more biodiesel, biojet fuel

(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the most productive crops...Show More Summary

$1.8m from DOE supports innovative waste heat recovery system

(Colorado State University) The US Department of Energy recently identified waste heat recovery from ultra-low temperature sources as an area of focus in their Quadrennial Technology Review. They recently awarded Colorado State University's...Show More Summary

Group Hug: US “Solar Sail” Thin Film Solar Company Heads For Deep Space

The super thin film solar technology of Colorado-based Ascent Solar was nurtured along in part by US taxpayers through the Energy Department during the Obama Administration, and now the company has won a juicy slot for in a high profile, "solar sail" deep space project

Cost-reduction roadmap outlines two pathways to meet DOE residential solar cost target for 2030

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Leveraging cost-reduction opportunities in the roof replacement or new construction markets for residential photovoltaic installations could help the United States meet the US Department ofShow More Summary

Why The World Envies This US Wave Energy Test Site — Even Before It’s Built

It's a fight! The US Department of Energy is taking the case for wave energy to the people, even as President Trump advocates for slashing its renewable energy programs to the bone

Chemists follow molecules down 'nanowells,' track catalytic reactions in nanoconfinement

(Iowa State University) Chemists affiliated with Iowa State University, the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Georgia State University have measured the effects of nanoconfinement on catalytic reactions by developing experimental techniques capable of tracking single molecules. Understanding such reactions could help chemists design high-performance catalysts.

USA To Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind Investors: Do Business Here!

Trump or no Trump, US Energy Department signals strong support for offshore wind development and fights for its authority to accelerate the construction of new onshore wind energy transition lines

NREL research determines integration of plug-in electric vehicles...

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) An influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) charging without coordination could prove challenging to the nation's electric grid, according to research conducted by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

On the rebound

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) New research from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Stanford University has found that palladium nanoparticles can repair atomic dislocations in their crystal structure, potentially leading to other advances in material science.

US consumer prices up tiny 0.1 percent in December

Consumer inflation slowed in December to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled following a big jump in November. The Labor Department said Friday that … Click to Continue »

NREL launches electrification futures study series

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is spearheading the Electrification Futures Study, a research collaboration to explore the impacts of widespread electrification in all US economic sectors -- commercial and residential buildings, transportation, and industry.

Median All-Electric Car Range In US Has Grown From 73 Miles (2011) To 114 Miles (2017)

The median range for an all-electric vehicle in the US has nearly doubled over the last 6 years or so, according to data from the US Department of Energy ( To be more exact, going on that data, the median range rating...Show More Summary

NREL research finds a sweet spot for engineering better cellulose-degrading enzymes

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Researchers from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have gained new insights into how glycosylation--the natural attachment of sugars to proteins--affects a key cellulase enzyme. Show More Summary

UIC gets Department of Energy grant to advance combined heat and power systems

(University of Illinois at Chicago) The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the US Department of Energy to help industrial, commercial, institutional and utility entities evaluate and install highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies.

Dark fiber: Using sensors beneath our feet to tell us about earthquakes, water, and other geophysical activity

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown for the first time that dark fiber -- the vast network of unused fiber-optic cables installed throughout...Show More Summary

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