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

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

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...

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

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Fine tuning fuel cells

Researchers are finding ways to fine tune fuel cells to make them affordable, reliable, efficient and commercially competitive. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) researchers have discovered ways to improve the fuel cell terminal surface area of solid oxide fuel cells and found novel methods to synthesize large batches of nanotubes to increase fuel cells’ output.

A NETL supported...

Related Topics: alkaline membrane cells, fuel cells, nanotubes, OSTI collections, oxide

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Perfecting the fuel improves the cell…

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Perfecting the fuel improves the cell…

A large portion of DOE fuel cell research is about improving the fuel.  Many fuels contain contaminants that can damage the cell and impede the processes involved.  Developing methods for removing impurities from fuels may help improve their efficiency and environmental impact, thereby increasing their marketability.

In Fuel Quality Issues in Stationary Fuel Cell Systems, from the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory,   researchers point out contaminants of particular concern...

Related Topics: OSTI collections

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Cool Connections

The coolest people are found on OSTI’s .EDUconnections Spotlights. Penn State’s Dr. Prabhu and Dr. Paulsonresearch different fields but discovered a possible cure for leukemia over a pizza faculty lunch. Howard University’s Binanca Baileyis a White House “Champion of Change for Women and Girls in STEM”....

Related Topics: .EDUconnections, research, science programs, spotlight

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Celebrating DOE Accomplishments the Blogging Way

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Celebrating DOE Accomplishments the Blogging Way

You can get a quick read on exciting historical research accomplishments of DOE and its predecessors via the DOE R&D AccomplishmentsBlog. The Blog provides comments about and calls attention to the multiple diverse aspects of the outcomes of past DOE R&D that have had significant economic impact, have improved people's lives, or have been widely recognized as a remarkable advance in science. After viewing the short entries on the blog, you can then select the link to the DOE R...

Related Topics: accomplishments, blog, DOE Research & Development (R&D) Accomplishments, research results

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WorldWideScience.org Goes Mobile

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WorldWideScience.org Goes Mobile

WorldWideScience.org recently released a new mobile version (http://m.worldwidescience.org).  Scientists and researchers throughout DOE and the entire U.S. now have access to over 80 scientific and technical databases from preeminent libraries and information centers around the world, all via their “smart phones” or tablets. 

Operating in the same fashion as the computer-based version of WorldWideScience.org, the user simply enters a single query into the search box on the phone.  Using federated search technology, the query is distributed...

Related Topics: mobile, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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ScienceCinema Goes International

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ScienceCinema Goes International

In February, I wrote to you about the launch of ScienceCinema, a multimedia search engine developed by OSTI, in partnership with Microsoft.

It continues to grow, and I am pleased to let you knowthat it is adding audio and video materials from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear...

Related Topics: cern, DOE blog, ScienceCinema

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World Wide Information: The Other Side of the Coin

Much has been written in this blog about WorldWideScience.org.  As regular readers well know, it is a global gateway to scientific and technical databases conceived, developed, and operated by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and technological progress by providing one-stop searching of enormous quantities of information published on behalf of governments from around the world.

Of course, the world’s information covers numerous topics...

Related Topics: Enrico Fermi, history of science, multilingual, translations, World digial Library, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Mutual Benefits at Work!

DOE OSTI recently hosted a graduate student from the University of Michigan (UM) School of Information (SI) for a week in our Germantown offices.  The student, Ryan Tabor, was participating in the UM SI Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, which matches graduate students with professional-experience projects identified by host organizations.  Ryan's graduate school specialty area is human-computer interaction. That, coupled with his undergraduate degree in psychology and his work experience on IT Help Desks, created a great match for OSTI's project -- a usability study of...

Related Topics: accomplishments, collaboration, doe, DOE Research & Development (R&D) Accomplishments, osti

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ScienceEducation.gov Recognized by the White House

The President’s Open Government Initiative asks three things of the federal government: transparency, participation, and collaboration. OSTI, in partnership with the DOE Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) and through a voluntary interagency coordinating group, has achieved all three in one project: ScienceEducation.gov.

The White House recognized this achievement by posting ScienceEducation.gov on the Open Government Innovations Gallery...

Related Topics: innovations gallery, ISEPCG, Open government, ScienceEducation.gov

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