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Neutron, x-ray research into rare sugars aids drug development

October 21st, 2014
A team led by DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has unlocked the enzymatic synthesis process of rare sugars, which are useful in developing drugs with low side effects using a process more friendly to the environment.

Metallic alloy is tough and ductile at cryogenic temps

October 21st, 2014
A new concept in metallic alloy design ' called "high'entropy alloys" ' has yielded a multiple-element material that not only tests out as one of the toughest on record, but, unlike most materials, the toughness as well as the strength and ductility of this alloy actually improves at cryogenic temperatures.

INL model evaluates more battery electrolyte possibilities in less time

October 21st, 2014
For a battery to work, it needs an electrolyte to act as a bridge and carry ions from the anode to cathode and back again.

Who says an ant can’t make biofuels from that plant?

October 21st, 2014
Do leaf-cutter ants know the secret of producing biofuels without needing precious metals, high temperatures, or extreme pressures?

NIH taps Lab to develop sophisticated electrode array system to monitor brain activity

October 21st, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant recently to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented resolution and scale.

Kiplinger’s work supports threat reduction, clean energy and safer, inexpensive materials

October 21st, 2014
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Jaqueline L. Kiplinger has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, honored for her work in establishing synthetic routes to novel uranium and thorium compounds that have opened new frontiers in understanding the nature of bonding and reactivity in actinides.

FERC Approves Third Settlement in 2011 Southwest Blackout Case

October 21st, 2014
FERC today approved a stipulation and consent agreement between FERC’s Office of Enforcement and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Southern California Edison Company (SCE) that includes a $650,000 civil penalty and several compliance requirements. The agreement resolves the investigation by FERC Enforcement staff and NERC into SCE’s involvement in the Sept. 8, 2011, Southwest blackout.

Energy Vampires are Attacking Your Home – Here’s How to Stop Them

October 20th, 2014
Energy Vampires are Attacking Your Home – Here’s How to Stop Them

Stop energy vampires from sucking your wallet dry by switching off power strips and unplugging appliances when not in use.

Using Passive Solar Design to Save Money and Energy

October 17th, 2014
Using Passive Solar Design to Save Money and Energy

You can harness solar energy to heat and cool your home through passive solar design.

FERC Issues SPP Order No. 1000 Order on Rehearing

October 16th, 2014