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Introducing SciTech Connect

by Mark Martin 02 Apr, 2013 in Products and Content
SciTech Connect

With the release of SciTech Connect, OSTI is expanding its deployment of semantic search, an innovative technology to improve the quality and relevance of search results across the majority of its DOE content.  Semantic search is a way to enhance search accuracy contextually. Rather than relying on search algorithms that identify a specific query term, semantic search uses more complex contextual relationships among people, places and things. It is an especially effective search approach when a person truly is researching a topic (rather than trying to navigate to a particular destination).

Related Topics: Energy Citations Database (ECD), Information Bridge (IB), SciTech Connect, STI reports

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OSTI by the numbers

by Tim Byrne 02 Nov, 2012 in Products and Content
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

For those of you who like numbers, I thought I would give you a few numbers about some of OSTI’s databases and search products. 

Related Topics: DOepatents, E-Print Network (EPN), Energy Citations Database (ECD), Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC), Information Bridge (IB), Science.gov, ScienceCinema, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Fuel Cells to market?

by Kathy Chambers 28 Jun, 2012 in Science Communications

DOE has outlined a Market Transformation strategy for demonstrating the commercial viability of fuel cell power in applications for which there is a business case, and com­municating the potential environmental and economic benefits of the clean energy technologies.  Current results of an ongoing multiyear study of fuel-cell powered vehicles, supported by the DOE EERE [abstract and full text in OSTI’s Information Bridge] were published in February 2012.

Related Topics: EERE, fuel cells, Information Bridge (IB)

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Fuel cell vehicle…working toward an enviro-friendly car of the future

by Daphne Evans 21 Jun, 2012 in Products and Content
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Hydrogen fuel cells are being widely tested as a potential for meeting future transportation needs.

In the technical report, Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project, available from the Information Bridge, the U.S. Department of Energy, Mercedes-Benz & Research Development, North America (MBRDNA), Chrysler, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), BP, DTE Energy and Next Energy endeavor to substantiate fuel cell technologies for infrastructure and transportation as well as evaluate technology and commercial market suitability. Tests were performed through the operation and fueling of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in practical situations, including variations in climate, topography, and driving conditions.

Related Topics: energy, fuel cells, Information Bridge (IB)

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Public Access – Help Shape It!

by Dr. Walt Warnick 16 Nov, 2011 in Science Communications
outside sign for public access area

As a reader of this blog, you are naturally a stakeholder in the government's public access policies – specifically, public access to scholarly publications containing federally-funded research results.  As the largest government funder of research in the physical sciences as well as a key funder across a broad spectrum of other science and technology fields, the Department of Energy, through our national laboratories and grantees, produces an enormous number of scholarly publications each year.

Related Topics: Information Bridge (IB), public access, RFI

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Catch up on research info while you wait

by Tim Byrne 13 Jun, 2011 in Products and Content

Standing in line at the DMV, sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, commuting to work on the bus or train, waiting for a meeting to start, whenever and wherever you get the urge to do a little energy-related research, you can do so now with your mobile phone via OSTI Mobile at m.osti.gov.

Related Topics: DOE Green Energy, DOepatents, Energy Citations Database (ECD), Information Bridge (IB), mobile, OSTI Mobile, OSTI Youtube Channel, ScienceCinema

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OSTI's Web Metrics - Partially Measuring Success

by Mark Martin 24 Sep, 2009 in Technology

OSTI creates and deploys web-based information products to accomplish its mission.  One way to measure the success of this approach is to use web metrics to gauge and analyze the usage of the information we disseminate via our web- based products.

Related Topics: Information Bridge (IB), Information Bridge MARC Records, marc, mission, Science Accelerator, Science.gov

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ROI of 10,000,000% -- Would You Invest?

by Brian Hitson 22 Jul, 2009 in Products and Content

Even the most outrageous Ponzi scheme couldn't promise a return of 10 million percent, but that's the return to be realized by opening the Department of Energy's historic R&D findings to the web.  Yes, you have to accept certain assumptions, but it's not a major leap

Related Topics: Adopt-A-Doc, digitization, Information Bridge (IB)

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OSTI Link in New York Times Blog

by Nena Moss 23 Mar, 2009 in Products and Content

A document made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) was recently linked in the New York Times City Room? blog article "

Related Topics: bnl, brookhaven national laboratory, Information Bridge (IB), long island, new york times, paper, sea breeze

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OSTI Functions in Brief

by Dr. Walt Warnick 09 Feb, 2009 in Products and Content

OSTI is dedicated to the principle that to advance science, research must be shared.

Related Topics: Field Work Proposals, Information Bridge (IB), searchable fwp, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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