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Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Nature
More than just food for koalas -- eucalyptus -- a global tree for fuel and fiber
Researchers seek to harness and improve upon Eucalyptus' potential for enhancing sustainable biofuels and biomaterials production. It can be harvested from tropical and temperate zones and has over 700 species that are rich in genetic variation. In the June 12, 2014, edition of the journal Nature, the international effort to sequence and analyze the genome of Eucalyptus grandis engaged more than 80 researchers from 30 institutions, representing 18 countries.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-321-1107
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
Report reviews estimates of costs and benefits of compliance with renewable portfolio standards
A new report, prepared by analysts from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, reviews estimates of the costs and benefits of compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards in the United States and explores how costs and benefits may evolve over time.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
NREL finds up to 6-cent per kilowatt-hour extra value with concentrated solar power
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects would add additional value of 5 or 6 cents per kilowatt hour to utility-scale solar energy in California where 33 percent renewables will be mandated in six years, a new report by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jun-2014
Nature Genetics
More than just a hill of beans: Phaseolus genome lends insights into nitrogen fixation
The US Department of Energy Office of Science has targeted research into the common bean because of its importance in enhancing nitrogen use efficiency for bioenergy crops sustainability, and for increasing plant resilience and productivity in the face of the changing climate and environment. To this end, a team of researchers sequenced and analyzed the genome of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. The work was published online June 8, 2014, in the journal Nature Genetics.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-321-1107
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 8-Jun-2014
Nature Biotechnology
Retracing early cultivation steps: Lessons from comparing citrus genomes
Citrus is the world's most widely cultivated fruit crop but it is now under attack from citrus greening, an insidious emerging infectious disease destroying entire orchards. Researchers worldwide are mobilizing to apply genomic tools and approaches to understand how citrus varieties arose and how they respond to disease and other stresses. In the June 2014 issue of Nature Biotechnology, an international consortium of researchers analyzed and compared the genome sequences of ten diverse citrus varieties.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-321-1107
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Science
Scientists reveal details of calcium 'safety-valve' in cells
The New York Consortium on Membrane Protein Structure used X-rays at Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source to decipher the atomic level structure of a protein that regulates the level of calcium in cells, providing clues about a key signaling agent that can trigger programmed cell death and potentially leading to new anticancer drug targets.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2014
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's June 2014 story tips include stories on biofuels, materials, big data, and biometrics.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs
A prototype handheld sensor expected to detect and replenish elecrolytes may aid athletes (runners), soldiers on long missions, and ordinary citizens trying to minimize doctor visits and resultant lab charges.
Sandia Laboratory Directed Research and Development, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Solar Energy
Solar panel manufacturing is greener in Europe than China, study says
Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially more energy during manufacturing than those made in Europe, said a new study from Northwestern University and Argonne.
Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jared Sagoff
media@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Cell
New details on microtubules and how the anti-cancer drug Taxol works
Berkeley Lab researchers have produced images of microtubule assembly and disassembly at the unprecedented resolution of 5 angstroms, providing new insight into the success of the anti-cancer drug Taxol and pointing the way to possible improvements.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Science
A glimpse into nature's looking glass -- to find the genetic code is reassigned
It has long been assumed that there is only one 'canonical' genetic code, so each word means the same thing to every organism. Now, this paradigm has been challenged by the discovery of large numbers of exceptions from the canonical genetic code, published by a team of researchers from the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute in the May 23, 2014, edition of the journal Science.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
mlballon@lbl.gov
925-927-2541
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Department of Energy's SunShot Grand Challenge Summit
Planting the 'SEEDS' of solar technology in the home
In an effort to better understand what persuades people to buy photovoltaic systems for their homes, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have gathered data on consumer motivations that can feed sophisticated computer models and thus lead to greater use of solar energy.

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Power plant emissions verified remotely at Four Corners sites
Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from two coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners area of northwest New Mexico, the largest point source of pollution in America, were measured remotely by a Los Alamos National Laboratory team. Led by Laboratory senior scientist Manvendra Dubey, the study is the first to show that space-based techniques can successfully verify international regulations on fossil energy emissions.
LDRD

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Novel ORNL technique enables air-stable water droplet networks
A simple new technique to form interlocking beads of water in ambient conditions could prove valuable for applications in biological sensing, membrane research and harvesting water from fog.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-May-2014
NREL staff recognized for top innovations
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently recognized the professionals behind the lab's greatest innovations from the past year during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony. The event also celebrated NREL's commercialization and partnering successes, recognizing the researchers and engineers--including three honorees in the new Rising Stars Award category--who made it happen.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 12-May-2014
NREL, Sandia team to improve hydrogen fueling infrastructure
A new project led by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories will support H2USA, a public-private partnership co-launched by industry and the Energy Department, and will work to ensure that hydrogen fuel cell vehicle owners have a positive fueling experience as fuel cell electric vehicles are introduced starting in 2014-2015.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 12-May-2014
NREL's work for the US Navy illuminates energy and cost savings
Field demonstrations of newly proven energy efficient technologies are yielding valuable results for the US Navy, helping it meet energy goals. In partnership with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command recently demonstrated eight technologies at installations in Hawaii and Guam, and the initial results have encouraged the Navy to move forward with broader implementation of several of the energy efficiency technologies.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Cell
All in the rotation
Berkeley Lab researchers have shed new light on a type of molecular motor used to package the DNA of a number of viruses, including herpes and the adenoviruses. Their findings could help in the development of more effective drugs and inspire the design of new and improved synthetic biomotors.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-May-2014
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Plants' oil-desaturating enzymes pair up to channel metabolites
Plant scientists find fatty acid desaturating enzymes link up to pass intermediate products from one enzyme to another. Engineering these enzyme interactions could be a new approach for tailoring plants to produce useful products.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-May-2014
Nature Communications
Salt needed: Tolerance lessons from a dead sea fungus
Some organisms thrive in salty environments by lying dormant when salt concentrations are very high. Other organisms need salt to grow. In the May 9, 2014 issue of Nature Communications, a team including DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers described the genome of a Dead Sea fungus. Understanding how organisms adapt to extremely salty environments could help improve salt tolerance in crops, laying the groundwork of understanding necessary to grow them in desert and saline environments.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-927-2541
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 8-May-2014
35 scientists receive early career research program funding
The Department of Energy's Office of Science has selected 35 scientists from across the nation -- including 17 from DOE's national laboratories and 18 from US universities -- to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE's Early Career Research Program.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Charles Rousseaux
charles.rousseaux@science.doe.gov
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Science
Study in Science finds missing piece of biogeochemical puzzle in aquifers
A study published today in Science by researchers from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory may dramatically shift our understanding of the complex dance of microbes and minerals that takes place in aquifers deep underground. This dance affects groundwater quality, the fate of contaminants in the ground and the emerging science of carbon sequestration.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-May-2014
PLOS ONE
Whales hear us more than we realize
Killer whales and other marine mammals likely hear sonar signals more than we've known. That's because commercially available sonar systems, which are designed to create signals beyond the range of hearing of such animals, also emit signals known to be within their hearing range, scientists have discovered.
US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Tom Rickey
tom.rickey@pnnl.gov
509-375-3732
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Apr-2014
Widespread hydrogen fueling infrastructure goal of H2FIRST project
Established by the Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project will draw on existing and emerging core capabilities at the national labs and aim to reduce the cost and time of new fueling station construction and improve the stations' availability and reliability.
DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
How a plant beckons the bacteria that will do it harm
A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat's molecular mix. The team showed that the humble and oft-studied plant Arabidopsis puts out a molecular signal that invites an attack from a pathogen. The study reveals new targets during the battle between microbe, which often infects tomatoes, and host that researchers can exploit to protect plants.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tom Rickey
tom.rickey@pnnl.gov
509-375-3732
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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