Energy/Fuel

U.S. regulators said they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to...
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
9:00am
6.27.2017
A new report finds that if commercial buildings fully used controls nationwide, the U.S. could slash its energy consumption by the equivalent of what is...
by PNNL
2:55pm
6.23.2017
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A new study of the overall economic and energy costs confirms some suspicions: corn is better off on your dinner plate than in your gas tank.
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3:00pm
6.21.2017
ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced a potential breakthrough in producing oil from algae. The two companies have collaborated on the promise of...
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9:59am
6.20.2017
Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optimize wind power...
by Chinese Association of Automation
3:05pm
6.9.2017
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A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different...
by Purdue University
9:49am
6.9.2017
Climeworks, a spinoff company created by two engineers from ETH Zurich, is the world’s first facility to take carbon dioxide from ambient air and sell the...
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11:57am
6.1.2017
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Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from transportation...
by University of Washington
2:19pm
5.31.2017
Researchers are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. They demonstrate the viability of using...
by Concordia University
1:58pm
5.31.2017
A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced that it will hold...
by Associated Press
9:16am
5.30.2017
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Switzerland voted for a pivotal new energy plan that includes phasing out nuclear power in favor of renewables. The referendum held Sunday passed by an...
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10:00am
5.22.2017
Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China...
by Matthew Brown, Associated Press
9:06am
5.19.2017
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Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says. That extra...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
9:06am
5.17.2017
The hunt for “needle in a haystack” materials that could help efficiently produce fuel from just water, sunlight and carbon dioxide has, over four decades,...
by Erin O'Neill, Contributing Science Writer
1:00pm
5.11.2017
Distributed microgrid tech can secure the electrical grids at military bases to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, physical attacks from terrorists and natural...
by Michigan Technological University
9:03am
5.9.2017
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Researchers have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device must only be exposed to light in order...
by KU Leuven
10:01am
5.8.2017
A new study is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be affected by the construction of wind farms...
by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
1:52pm
5.5.2017
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Congress should consider authorizing the U.S. DOE to study encasing much of the nuclear waste at the nation's largest waste repository in a cement-like mixture...
by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press
9:02am
5.5.2017
The dead trees of the world’s forests could be a valuable and efficient source of a kind of oil, according to new research published by a team of scientists at...
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3:04pm
5.2.2017
Scientists at the federal government's largest national laboratory are pushing ahead with work related to national security and the proliferation of nuclear...
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
9:21am
5.2.2017
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Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a material that incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy...
by NC State University
2:50pm
4.28.2017
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a...
by Virginia Tech
9:01am
4.24.2017
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Across the U.S., state-level carbon emissions are higher in states where income is more highly concentrated among the wealthiest residents, according to a new...
by Boston College
9:17am
4.7.2017
Researchers have shown how to modify commercially available silicon wafers into a structure that efficiently absorbs solar energy and withstands the high...
by Purdue University
2:40pm
4.5.2017
A multi-institutional team have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production.
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1:50pm
4.4.2017
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The rapidly expanding solar energy industry could meaningfully contribute to curbing climate change only if governments and the private sector approach it more...
by Stanford University
9:35am
3.27.2017
The U.S. has been “modernizing” its 20th century nuclear arsenal for about a decade. But while the stated goal has been to increase safety, and extend the life...
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10:39am
3.24.2017
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Homes of the future could have cleaner air and lower energy bills due to a Purdue team’s BioWall innovation involving the use of a living wall of air-cleaning...
by Purdue University
10:14am
3.23.2017
The owner of a Kansas laboratory that synthesized carbon-14 was federally indicted for illegally storing waste and attempting to obstruct agencies from...
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9:49am
3.20.2017
Chemists report on a new form of hydrogen production that is 30 times faster than the current state-of-the-art method. The process also solves common problems...
by University of Glasgow
9:45am
3.20.2017
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