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7-May-2008
Dark Energy's 10th Anniversary, Part II
The second in a three-part history celebrating the 10th anniversary of the discovery of dark energy, recounting the Supernova Cosmology Project's pioneering efforts to overcome skepticism and prove that indeed it was

Contact: Paul Preuss
paul_preuss@lbl.gov
510-486-6249
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

7-May-2008
Dark Energy's 10th Anniversary, Part I
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the discovery of dark energy, this three-part history recounts the Supernova Cosmology Project's pioneering efforts to overcome skepticism and prove that indeed it was possible to measure the expansion rate of the universe by using Type Ia supernovae as standard candles. The unexpected results stunned astronomers and physicists alike.

Contact: Paul Preuss
paul_preuss@lbl.gov
510-486-6249
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2-May-2008
'Skinny' pions sail through nucleus
A recent Jefferson Lab experiment may have demonstrated the onset of color transparency for pions, a necessary ingredient for interpreting related experimental results in nuclear and particle physics. The experiment was performed in Jefferson Lab's Experimental Hall C.

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

25-Apr-2008
DOE and DOD launch ENERGY STAR Operation Change Out
US Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman on Earth Day launched a joint Department of Energy and Defense campaign to challenge military bases nationwide to change their incandescent light bulbs to energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs in on-base housing. The ENERGY STAR campaign, called Operation Change Out, will help bases across the country increase energy efficiency, save money and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Contact: Jennifer Scoggins
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

28-Mar-2008
US Department of Energy to provide up to $2.4M to advance solar energy in 12 US cities
US Department of Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that DOE will make available up to $2.4 million to 12 cities across the country selected as Solar America Cities, chosen for their commitment and comprehensive approach to the deployment of solar technologies and the development of sustainable solar infrastructures. These projects further President Bush's Solar America Initiative, which aims to make electricity from solar photovoltaics cost-competitive with conventional electricity by 2015.

Contact: Megan Barnett
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

18-Mar-2008
DOE announces strategic Engineering and Technology Roadmap for cleanup of Cold War era nuclear waste
The US Department of Energy released an Engineering and Technology Roadmap, which details initiatives aimed at reducing the technical risks and uncertainties associated with cleaning up Cold War era nuclear waste over the next ten years.

Contact: Joann Wardrip
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

13-Mar-2008
Energy Department -- Electric Power Research Institute cooperation to increase energy efficiency
The US Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute strengthened cooperation for research, development and deployment of energy technologies aimed at promoting increased energy efficiency.

Contact: Julie Ruggiero
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

29-Feb-2008
US Department of Energy welcomes the UK as 21st member of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership
The US Department of Energy today welcomed the United Kingdom as the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership's twenty-first partner. GNEP, a voluntary international partnership, aims to safely and securely expand nuclear power worldwide while responsibly managing nuclear waste and reducing proliferation risks. US Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman met with UK Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Rt. Hon. John Hutton prior to the UK signing the GNEP Statement of Principles in Washington, DC.

Contact: Angela Hill
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

31-Jan-2008
Spin in the neutron
Physicists were in a whirl after measurements in the '80s revealed that the spins of the individual building blocks of the proton don't add up to the proton's actual spin. The so-called "proton spin crisis" spurred efforts to pin down where protons -- and neutrons -- get their spin. Pioneering measurements in Jefferson Lab's Hall A have opened the door for measuring some suspected sources of the neutron's spin.

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

24-Jan-2008
Innovative coal-based product bumps petroleum out of equation
A team headed by West Virginia University has developed and successfully demonstrated a synthetic binder pitch that uses hydrocarbons from coal to supplement or replace petroleum feedstocks.

Contact: Mike Jacobs
202-586-0507
DOE/National Energy Technology Laboratory

22-Jan-2008
Secretary Bodman meets with Qatari officials to promote energy expansion efforts
On his fourth stop of a six-nation swing through the Middle East and Europe, US Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today met with Qatari Amir H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Abdullah Al-Attiyah to discuss energy sources.

Contact: Megan Barnett
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

15-Jun-2007
Surplus electricity could 'fill up' plug-in vehicles
Plug in your car. Unplug foreign oil, greenhouse gases and other emissions that contribute to urban smog.

Contact: Lisa Teke
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

15-Jun-2007
Discovering the details of dissolution
Ions in a liquid are like celebrities at a movie opening -- surrounded by fans who jostle each other to get as close as the velvet ropes around the red carpet will allow. So it is with ions in water or other liquids or solvents.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

15-Jun-2007
Cytochrome studies provide biofuel cell potential
Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and collaborators have purified the protein called outer membrane cytochrome A (OmcA) from Shewanella oneidensis, a bacterium with promise for bioremediation of contaminants and the design of microbial fuel cells. They have measured its ability to bind and transfer electrons to mineral hematite, a solid ferric oxide. The team has shown that purified OmcA can directly reduce solid metals and that purified proteins are a next step in biofuel cell development.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

15-Jun-2007
Dust in the wind
In March 2006, a major dust storm occurred in Niamey, Niger. Although a common occurrence, this was the first time both satellite- and ground-based instruments were used simultaneously to assess the impact of airborne Saharan dust on incoming and outgoing solar radiation.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

15-Jun-2007
PNNL aims to move fast chemical weapon agentsensing technique from lab-top to prototype
In the same amount of time it takes to download software or print a picture, you now can detect a chemical weapon agent. Needless to say, technology is cool.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

15-Jun-2007
On thin icege/gi
Thin clouds high in the upper troposphere, like cirrus clouds, may have a significant influence on Earth's climate and enhance the "greenhouse effect" by absorbing more of the sun's radiation than they take in. Unknown is how ice crystals in these clouds absorb and reflect radiant energy and enhance the amount of radiant energy emitted toward the earth's surface.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

5-Apr-2007
Science and Technology Facility is first LEED Platinum Federal Building
A research facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been designated as one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly places to work in the United States by the U.S. Green Buildings Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building program.

Contact: Kerry Masson
kerry_masson@nrel.gov
303-275-4083
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

22-Mar-2007
Sailing for science
When most people think of an ocean cruise, they think of buffets and relaxing in deck chairs. For Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher Philip Long, an expedition cruise aboard the Joint Oceanography Institutes Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES) Resolution research vessel meant 12-hour workdays examining ocean floor core samples for methane hydrate.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

22-Mar-2007
Carbon capture made easy
Gasification plants may be one of the keys to a hydrogen economy, if capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) becomes technically and economically feasible. These plants would transform fossil fuel feedstock, including coal, biomass and municipal wastes, into clean-burning hydrogen gas where the only byproduct is water.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

19-Jan-2007
SNS completion highlights year of ORNL achievements
Creation of the first neutrons at the Spallation Neutron Source was one of many high points in a year filled with milestone achievements at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Contact: Mike Bradley
bradleymk@ornl.gov
865-576-9553
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1-Dec-2006
Nuclear energy and the 21st century
The world is entering a period of renewed interest and growth in nuclear energy, driven by rising oil prices, growing demand for electricity, new passively safe plant designs, and low emissions of greenhouse gases, which some governments need to meet Kyoto Protocol standards. The Kyoto Protocol assigns mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to signatory nations.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Dec-2006
PNNL's building sciences -- From concept to commercialization
The Department of Energy has a new vision for residential and commercial buildings in the United States -- net-zero energy buildings that will produce as much energy as they consume.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

29-Nov-2006
Moving grid operations from minutes to seconds
In the last century, the electric power grid has grown from a system that served one square mile in New York into a highlycomplex interconnected system that serves all of North America. Initially, individual local systems would connect to each other to share resources and increase reliability.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

29-Nov-2006
Coal: An energy bridge to the future
For years, coal drove the transportation business in this country, and it may be poised for a comeback. A hundred years ago, steam engines burned tons of coal as they pulled trains across the country. Now researchers are looking at converting that coal to liquid fuel to fill our gas tanks and move cars and trucks.

Contact: Lisa Teske
lisa.teske@pnl.gov
509-372-6850
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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