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DOE Connects with Higher Education Community

When you think of the U.S. Department of Energy  (DOE), what do you think of?  The national laboratories?  DOE’s leadership role in reliable, clean and affordable energy?  Scientific discovery and innovation?  Nuclear security?  DOE has a role in all of these things, and more.  Now, do you think about DOE’s connection with higher education?  Probably not, but we want to change that. 

EDUconnections is a year old project, and through it we celebrate our...

Related Topics: .EDUconnections, education, MSU

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OSTI's Contributions Highlighted in DOE Open Government Plan

 

By Walt Warnick and Peter Lincoln

The Department of Energy Open Government Plan (http://energy.gov/open/documents/DOE_OGI_Plan_07Apr2010.pdf) published in April 2010 prominently featured the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and several of its initiatives, products and services.

On January 21, 2009, his first full day in office, President Barack Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.  The memo was addressed to the heads of all Cabinet...

Related Topics: Open government, osti mission, r&d findings

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The Benefits of Investments in Basic Research

Long-term investments in basic research produce the major conceptual breakthroughs necessary for creating radically new technologies. To be sure, scientists cannot make specific promises about future advances, and there often are long delays in the applications that arise from basic research. Furthermore, sometimes applied research leads to important basic knowledge, and technologies developed for basic research can lead to broader applications. Throughout history, advances in scientific knowledge have resulted in revolutions in technology that have improved the standard of living and...

Related Topics: basic research, doe r&d, scientific knowledge

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The Knowledge Investment Curve

Every scientist knows that science advances only if knowledge is shared. Mathematically, this statement implies that the advance of science is a function of both the sharing of research results, as well as doing the original research. In principle, therefore, decision makers face the problem of deciding how much to spend on original research and how much to spend on sharing the knowledge that comes out of research.

Consider the...

Related Topics: knowledge, Web, world wide web, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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Surfing the Internet Gets Deep

WorldWideScience provides a one-stop search engine to mine global scientific databases in the deep web

The internet has revolutionized society by changing the way people communicate, find information, and enjoy entertainment. But a standard internet search misses at least 90 percent of the information available. 

The internet is separated into two unequal pools of information. The surface web contains pages of information that are utilized by popular search engines. The second pool of information is locked away in...

Related Topics: china, doe, osti, WorldWideScience.org (WWS)

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