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Nanotechnology

nanoclusterhand
Photo Courtesy of LANL


Nanotechnology has a vitally important role
to play in addressing the nation's energy,
climate change and national security challenges.

Nanotechnology Research results in Information Bridge




Congratulations!
Saul Perlmutter
Photo Courtesy of LBNL

Berkeley Lab's Saul Perlmutter
wins Nobel Prize in Physics


"For the discovery of the accelerating
expansion of the Universe through
observations of distant supernovae."

The Supernova Cosmology Project, LBNL
Dr. Perlmuter's research in Information Bridge


DOE Industrial Technologies Program
Helping U.S. industry lead the world in energy
efficiency and productivity


Energy matters


nanotechnology research
Nanoparticle

Nanotechnology Research



cool roof
"Cool roofs are one of the quickest and lowest cost ways we can reduce our global carbon emissions and begin the hard work of slowing climate change," said Secretary Steven Chu…more

Cool Roof Technology


 – Roof Savings Calculator (RSC)
 – Related Documents


atomic scale

Nanoscale Science


The study of matter at the atomic scale

 – DOE Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Centers
 – The Scale of Things
 – Related Documents

supercomputer modeling

Supercomputer Modeling & Simulation

"Supercomputer modeling and simulation is
changing the face of science and sharpening America's
competitive edge
"
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

  – Advanced Scientific Computing Research
  – Discovery Webzine
  – 2010 INCITE Awards
  – Related Documents


Peptide Research

Photo: NCIS

Peptides Research

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Peptides may hold 'missing link' to life
  – Related Documents


Isotopes for Research

Isotopes for Research
DOE/SC Office of Nuclear Physics

Isotopes have had a profound impact on daily life, scientific discovery and innovation, and the Nation’s economy. [4/13/10]

  – Isotopes in Industry and Medicine
  – Nuclear Medicine
  – Related Documents


DOE’s Genome Research

The Genomic Science Program supports fundamental research on plant and microbial systems biology to advance DOE missions in energy, climate, and environment. [3/3/10]

  – DOE Genomic Science Program Overview
  – Associated Documents


Fermilab

Advancing the understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy [12/14/09]

  –Frontiers of Particle Physics
  –Dark Energy Camera scans ancient skies
  –Associated Dark Energy Documents


Congratulations!

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath

U. S. scientists among winners of 2009 Noble Prize in Chemistry "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome". [10/09/09]

  – Associated ribosome research documents
  – Wikipedia


DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Creating innovations to make fusion power
a practical reality

Fusion science is beautiful – DOE Pulse
Recovery Act funding boosts DOE’s fusion research [8/17/09]

  – Associated Documents


Oak Ridge National Laboratory
DOE’s Largest Science and Energy Laboratory

Pioneers of neutron scattering [7/22/09]

Bertram Brockhouse
Clifford G. Shull
Ernest Wollen

  – Associated Documents
  – Associated Documents
  – IB Neutron Scattering Documents



Dr. Ines R. Triay

Confirmed as DOE's Assistant Secretary of Environmental Management.

DOE responsibilities include the primary cleanup operation of nuclear waste, which involves more than 100 sites located across the United States.[6/30/09]

  – Associated Documents


Dr. Joanna S. Fowler

Cited for exceptional accomplishments in the chemical sciences which have had a major impact on human health worldwide. [5/8/09]

  – National Academy of Sciences Award in Physical Sciences
  – PET Addiction Research on YouTube
  – Associated Documents



DOE's Office of Science Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

The Department's 17 national laboratories offer students and educators an unparalleled opportunity to improve their understanding of science and to develop their ability to reason scientifically through direct experience. [4/14/09]
  – WDTS Future Workforce Strategy
  – Associated Documents



Climate Research

Department of Energy's Office of Science Office of Biological and Environmental Research BER science focuses "over-the-horizon", with broad and novel impacts on DOE's energy and environmental missions. [3/17/09]
  – Climate Change Strategic Plan
  – Associated Documents



Nuclear Physics

DOE's Office of Science Office of Nuclear Physics is the primary funding agency for the quest to understand the origin, evolution, and structure of the matter. [2/3/09]
  – Journey Into the Heart of Matter
  – Associated Documents



Tenth International Conference on Grey Literature

"The needs and demands of Information Society are in constant state of change and flux. Information overload, information loss, information-on-demand are among just a few of the many factors confronting information professionals, practitioners, and net-users on a daily basis." [6/18/09]

Hugh E. Montgomery

Hugh E. Montgomery named new director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. [4/11/08]
– Excerpt from Excerpt from Oak Ridger

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Saed Mirzadeh

Saed Mirzadeh, whose work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has led to development of new treatments for cancer and other diseases, is the recipient of the American Nuclear Society's 2007 Seaborg Medal Award. [10/5/08]
– Excerpt from ORNL's Mirzadeh Wins Seaborg Medal Award

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Luis W. Alvarez

Luis Alvarez 'developed the proton linear accelerator, patented three types of radar, designed an instrument that for 15 years served as the universal standard of length, co-discovered the hydrogen isotope tritium, and won the 1968 Nobel Prize in physics.' [5/07]

Featured Documents


Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)


The energy cycle of all living organisms involves the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which captures the chemical energy released by the metabolism of nutrients and makes it available for cellular functions such as muscle contraction and transmission of nerve messages. A hard-working human adult can convert almost a ton of ATP daily. [3/22/07]
– Excerpt from Adenosine Triphosphate: The Energy Currency of Life

Featured Documents



Sun

Solar Energy


The sun's heat and light provide an abundant source of energy that can be harnessed in many ways.  Solar power can be used in both large-scale applications and in smaller systems for the home.  Businesses and industry can diversify their energy resources, improve efficiency, and save money by choosing solar technologies for heating and cooling industrial processes, electricity, and water heating.  Homeowners can also use solar technologies for heating and cooling and water heating. [1/8/07]
– Edited excerpt from Solar Energy Basics

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George F. Smoot

George Smoot has been awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation". [11/20/06]

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Alvin Weinberg (1915–2006)

Alvin Weinberg has been recognized for "his pioneering contributions to reactor theory, design, and systems; for untiring work to make nuclear energy serve the public good, both safely and economically; for inspiring leadership of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and for wise counsel to the executive and legislative branches of the government." [11/6/06]
– Edited excerpt from Fermi Award, 1980

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