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Faster than the speed of light? Or an anomaly?

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Faster than the speed of light? Or an anomaly?

According to Einstein's theory of relativity, it is not possible for matter to travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.  The speed of light (186,282 miles per second) has long been considered a cosmic speed limit, and much of modern physics is based on Einstein's work. Now there is a possibility that Einstein was wrong -- and physics may have to rethink the concept of matter and energy.


The science world was surprised when workers at CERN, the world's...

Related Topics: biological sciences, neutrinos, physics, Science Accelerator, ScienceCinema, speed of light, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Department of Energy Releases 2011 Strategic Plan

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Department of Energy Releases 2011 Strategic Plan

Plan lays out the Department’s leadership role in transforming the energy economy through investments in research, development of new technologies and deployment of innovative approaches

 

DOE recently released its 2011 Department of Energy Strategic Plan, which outlines the broad, cross-cutting and collaborative goals, and will serve as a blueprint for DOE to help address the nation’s energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

 

The...

Related Topics: clean energy, nuclear security, Science Accelerator, Strategic Plan

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Strengthening America’s Energy Security

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Strengthening America’s Energy Security

Energy continues to be much in the news these days; rising gas prices affect all Americans – families feel the pinch at the pump, and businesses and farmers see the increased costs impact their bottom line.

The Obama Administration recently released a Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future (pdf) that outlines a comprehensive national energy policy that aims to:

Celebrate National Engineers’ Week 2011 – February 20-26, 2011

The celebration of National Engineers’ Week started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers.  The week occurs in February, in conjunction with President George Washington's Birthday; our first President is considered by many engineers to be the nation's first engineer because of his survey work.

 

Engineering has made countless...

Related Topics: Engineers, Science Accelerator

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Join OSTI at the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 17-21

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Join OSTI at the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 17-21

 The Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) will be at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2011 Annual Meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Science without Borders.”

OSTI will have a booth (#201 floor plan) at the meeting. Our central theme is “Ensuring Global Science Access.” ...

Related Topics: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Accelerator, Science.gov, ScienceEducation.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2010 – October 17-23

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Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2010 – October 17-23

Chemistry has made countless contributions to enhancing modern life by making it more comfortable, safe and prosperous.

Chemistry is a physical science that studies atoms, molecules, crystals and other aggregates of matter.  Understanding the basic properties of matter and learning how to predict and explain changes are what chemistry and chemists are all about.  Chemistry can be very...

Related Topics: Chemical Sciences Geosciences and Energy Biosciences Division, Chemistry, CSGB, Science Accelerator

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Value of a Semantic Science Accelerator and Means of Constructing It

by Dr. William Watson 28 Jul, 2010 in Technology

OSTI's current services accelerate science through what is largely a kind of card file.  We point people to particular pieces of literature or data that meet certain search criteria.  From there, people can build on what those pieces of information tell them and achieve new discoveries and inventions. 

Some of what the users achieve involves combining the information they get with other knowledge of their own that isn't represented in databases.  This of course requires some thought from the users.  But other achievements could result entirely from information that the users...

Related Topics: Science Accelerator, semantic

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Enormous STI Content Made Easily Searchable by OSTI

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Enormous STI Content Made Easily Searchable by OSTI

We have integrated about ten OSTI products dealing with technical reports, e-prints, patents, conference proceedings, project summaries, etc., so that they are all searchable via s single query.  The integrated product allows users to search without first having to decide which OSTI product is likely to have the content he/she seeks.  This product is ScienceAccelerator.gov.

We have integrated comparable offerings from about 14 other agencies so that all the virtually combined offerings can be searched via a single query.  Science.gov...

Related Topics: federated search, Science Accelerator, Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Science Accelerator Brings You More Access and More to Access

You can now have multiple access points to Science Accelerator at your fingertips. Just download the new tabbed widget and you will have access to search Science Accelerator, to the RSS feed, and to the Science Accelerator Alerts.  Download via the 'Get Widget Options' link or by placing the inclusion code in the online location of your choice....

Related Topics: accelerator, access, accomplishments, citation clustering, conferences, customizing e-prints information, DOE Data Explorer (DDE), DOE Green Energy, management, patents, projects, reports, science, Science Accelerator, search, software, winners

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Be on the Alert!

Do you want to receive notification of the latest additions to key DOE/OSTI resources that contain research and development results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more?  It's as simple as registering for Science Accelerator Alerts and then choosing a topic or author of...

Related Topics: alerts, research-and-development, science, Science Accelerator

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