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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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Rigors of the road: ORNL invention will support licensing and transport of spent nuclear fuel

Rigors of the road: ORNL invention will support licensing and transport of spent nuclear fuel

With support from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised the Cyclic Integrated Reversible-bending Fatigue Tester. Combined with ongoing fuel transportation research, data from the CIRFT system will help facilitate cask designs and transportation protocols that ensure safe transportation of spent nuclear fuel.

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Brookhaven Lab summer school helps develop tomorrow's nuclear chemistry experts

For the past six weeks, 12 college students have had the opportunity to learn all that the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has to teach about a vital but often overlooked area of chemistry -- one that spans everything from nuclear reactors and the safe handling of nuclear material to hospital diagnostic tools and cutting-edge medical research.

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Brookhaven Lab summer school helps develop tomorrow's nuclear chemistry experts

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3-Aug-2015
Scientists propose an explanation for puzzling electron heat loss in fusion plasmas
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

3-Aug-2015
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2015
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Aug-2015
New design brings world's first solar battery to performance milestone
Ohio State University

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