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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Energy Sciences
DOE research touches virtually every aspect of energy resources, production, conversion, efficiency, and waste mitigation. A central goal is to find ways to minimize the use of fossil fuels and maximize the use and efficiency of renewable energy sources such as water; the sun; wind; ocean waves, tides, and thermal energy; the earth’s heat; and biomass resources for biofuels (www.eere.energy.gov). DOE also seeks to generate, transmit, and use electricity and other energy sources much more efficiently and with higher capacity; explore the use of hydrogen in fuel and energy applications; develop clean coal technologies; optimize nuclear energy plants, and harness fusion as a completely new, economically and environmentally attractive energy source. (http://science.energy.gov/fes/ )

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ORNL researchers develop 'Autotune' software to make it quicker to model energy use of buildings

ORNL researchers develop 'Autotune' software to make it quicker to model energy use of buildings

Building Energy Modeling uses computer simulations to estimate energy use and guide the design of new buildings as well as energy improvements to existing buildings.

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ORNL researcher is working to predict electric power blackouts before they happen

Blackouts are often the result of automated protection measures that ensure power surges or downed power lines don't damage trees, people, appliances or other parts of the grid.

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ORNL researcher is working to predict electric power blackouts before they happen

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Lab News Releases
1-Oct-2014
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2014
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

29-Sep-2014
MaxBin: Automated sorting through metagenomes
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

29-Sep-2014
In-flight sensor tests a step toward Structural Health Monitoring for safer flights
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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