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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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The making of a geochemist: Q&A with Andrew Stack

The making of a geochemist: Q&A with Andrew Stack

In this Q&A Andrew Stack of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls on expertise in geology, chemistry and computing to advance understanding of the dynamics of minerals underground. He investigates chemical processes that take place on mineral surfaces at scales ranging from individual atoms to entire rocks. These processes can trap contaminants, such as nuclear waste, carbon dioxide and toxic by-products from hydraulic fracturing.

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Innovative, lower cost sensors and controls yield better energy efficiency

Buildings are responsible for about 40 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. Studies indicate that advanced sensors and controls have the potential to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 20-30 percent.

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Innovative, lower cost sensors and controls yield better energy efficiency

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Lab News Releases
4-Mar-2015
Big box stores could ditch the grid, use natural gas fuel cells instead
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4-Mar-2015
New research could lead to more efficient electrical energy storage
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

4-Mar-2015
Metabolic path to improved biofuel production
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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