by Mary Schorn on Tue, January 19, 2010
To enhance the user's experience, multiple additions have been made to DOE R&D Accomplishments. These include
* *additional ways to navigate -- via the faceted menu and the Menu Synopsis page, which contains menu items and links, each accompanied by a very brief description,
* *the ability to Share (at the top of each page), which provides the opportunity to share a DOE R&D Accomplishments web page,
* *and a blog, which provides comments about and calls attention to the multiple diverse aspects of the DOE R&D Accomplishments unique and specialized collection.
The new feature page is about Nobel Laureate Melvin Calvin, whose landmark research and body of scientific work into how plants capture energy from the sun resulted in a key series of reports about the path of carbon in photosynthesis, eventually sparking the U.S. Department of Energy's solar energy research. This feature page contains links to twenty-one electronic documents in this key series, "The Path of Carbon in Photosynthesis", in addition to two summary-level electronic documents written in 1952 and 1960. Also available is Calvin's Nobel Prize lecture from 1961.
DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about 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. An R&D accomplishment is the outcome of past research whose benefits are being realized now.