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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Engineering and Technology

DOE laboratories operate many of the nation’s most sophisticated research facilities, including the nation’s largest high performance computing centers, the world’s highest energy proton collider, third-generation synchrotron light sources and high-flux neutron sources as well as specialized facilities for microcharacterization, materials synthesis, combustion research, ion beam studies, and fusion energy research. The agency’s research facilities have an enormous impact on science and technology ranging from the most fundamental constituents of matter to superconductor structure and the production of unique isotopes for defense applications.

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Unlocking enzyme synthesis of rare sugars to create drugs with fewer side effects

Unlocking enzyme synthesis of rare sugars to create drugs with fewer side effects

A team led by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has unlocked the enzymatic synthesis process of rare sugars, which are useful in developing drugs with low side effects using a process more friendly to the environment.

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

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

25-Sep-2014
On the road to artificial photosynthesis
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

24-Sep-2014
Nanotechnology leads to better, cheaper LEDs for phones and lighting
Princeton University, Engineering School

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