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How to eat a wooden ship, shipworm-style

November 27th, 2014
Shipworms have been called "termites of the sea" because they've been vexing seafarers for centuries.

Synthetic biology for space exploration

November 27th, 2014
Does synthetic biology hold the key to manned exploration of Mars and the Moon?

Nanoparticle research aimed at catalytic materials designs

November 27th, 2014
Scientists at DOE's Ames Laboratory have developed deeper understanding of the ideal design for mesoporous nanoparticles used in catalytic reactions, such as hydrocarbon conversion to biofuels.

Adaptive zoom riflescope prototype has push-button magnification

November 27th, 2014
When an Army Special Forces officer-turned engineer puts his mind to designing a military riflescope, he doesn't forget the importance of creating something for the soldiers who will carry it that is easy to use, extremely accurate, light-weight and has long-lasting battery power.

Materials researchers get first look at atom-thin boundaries

November 27th, 2014
Scientists at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made the first direct observations of a one-dimensional boundary separating two different, atom-thin materials, enabling studies of long-theorized phenomena at these interfaces.

Jaime Farrington helps commercialize tools for synchrotron science

November 27th, 2014
As a technology development scientist with Sydor Instruments, Jaime Farrington truly enjoys his work on innovative research applications.

Five Energy-Savings Things I am Thankful for this Year

November 26th, 2014

In this season of mindfulness and gratitude, we spend a lot of time being thankful for everything we have including ways to save energy and money.

Survey Says: Workplace Charging is Growing in Popularity and Impact

November 26th, 2014
Plug-in electric vehicle charging access at work has nearly doubled in the last two years, according to a survey conducted by the Energy Department.

IEA Report: Global Outlook Positive for Renewable Energy Sources through 2040

November 26th, 2014
The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its "World Energy Outlook 2014" which projects renewable energy sources could account for nearly half of the global increase in power generation by 2040.

DOI to Auction 742,000 Acres Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy

November 26th, 2014
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a January 29, 2015, competitive lease sale.