- What does DOE R&D Accomplishments contain? and
what is the date range of the content?
- The DOE R&D Accomplishments contains:
– a database of specially selected Department of Energy
(DOE) accomplishments reports;
– pages that feature either a renown scientist and
his/her research or an accomplishments topic;
– information about Nobel Laureates associated with
DOE and predecessors
– information about Enrico Fermi Laureates who have received this prestigious Presidential Award
– unique, wide-ranging, and Interesting Insights into DOE and DOE researchers
– accomplishments snapshots, which are quick pictures,
introductions or overviews of DOE accomplishments;
– research and development (R&D) nuggets which is an adjunt area containing scientific information and/or links to educational
resources and materials which are complementary to accomplishments;
– navigation options that include the Site Map, the A - Z Index, the Menu Synopsis, and the Featured
Scientists/Topics pick list, which is at the top of the page.
The dates of the content on the Web site span many
– starting with historical content from the Manhattan Project era (beginning
in the 1940's)
– through more recent accomplishments, such as recent Nobel Laureates.
- What is an accomplishment?
- An accomplishment is an outcome of past DOE research
and development that has had significant economic impact, has improved
people’s lives, or has been widely recognized as a remarkable advance
in science and whose benefits are being realized now.
- What are the topics in DOE R&D Accomplishments?
- Topics are wide-ranging and include subjects such as chemistry, physics,
materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics,
climatology, oceanography, and computer science. Featured topics
are Nobel Laureates, their research, and other highlighted research
- How often are reports added to the database? and how frequently
are feature pages added?
- Both are usually added on a monthly to bimonthly basis.
- How do I download a document? how long will it take? and
how much will it cost?
- To download a document, right-click on the icon and choose "Save
Link As" or "Save Target As". The length of time
it will take depends upon the size of the document and the technical
capabilities of your equipment. For instance, a large document
downloaded using a modem would take a long time while downloading the
same document using a T-1 line would be much quicker. Downloading
a document is free of charge.
- If I am interested in just a few pages, can I download only those pages
- To download a specific page, use the "Search within this document" feature
that is on the bibliographic citation page to identify the page(s) of
interest. After you open an individual page in Adobe, you can download
it using the "File --> Save Page As" option.
- How do I get help with DOE R&D Accomplishments?
- In addition to the FAQ page that you are currently looking at, there
is a Help page containing additional information. If
you have questions or wish to make a comment, you
can do so through the Contact Us form.
- What are the predecessors of DOE?
- The predecessor agencies of DOE are the Energy Research & Development
(ERDA, 1975), the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC, 1946), the Manhattan Project (1942), the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD, 1941), the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC, 1940), and the Advisory Committee on Uranium (1939). More information about DOE and predecessors is on the About page.
- How widespread is DOE's research efforts?
- DOE is responsible for the management of an extensive National Laboratory
System, which represents one of the most comprehensive research enterprises
in the world. These laboratories perform research and development that
is multidisciplinary in nature and for which there is a strong public
and national purpose. DOE sponsors research at universities located
in 49 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. These
efforts support tens of thousands of principal investigators, post-doctoral
students, and graduate students who are tackling some of the most challenging
scientific questions of our era.
- What other databases/products are available from DOE's Office
of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)?
- OSTI's DOE Science Accelerator searches multiple science resources, including DOE R&D Accomplishments. These resources, developed by OSTI, reside in the deep Web where popular search engines cannot go. The DOE Science Accelerator provides a "deeper" search that yields results ranked by relevancy. This search may take a little longer, but returns high quality science information.
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