Department of energy

07.07.15
Wave generator supplies US electrical grid for the first time
07.07.15

Wave generator supplies US electrical grid for the first time

A prototype wave generator called Azura is supplying grid power to Hawaii, the first time such a f...

By S. Dent,   07.07.15
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11.14.14
IBM's new computers may change how we process big data
11.14.14

IBM's new computers may change how we process big data

IBM HQ. INT. DAY. An oppressive curtain of rain beats down against the window of this small meeti...

By D. Cooper,   11.14.14
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10.04.12
Researchers create algorithms that could help lithium-ion batteries charge two times faster
10.04.12

Researchers create algorithms that could help lithium-ion batteries charge two times faster

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have devised new algorithms that could cut l...

By A. Santos,   10.04.12
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10.02.12
Microbial music: Using sound to represent data from the deep blue sea
10.02.12

Microbial music: Using sound to represent data from the deep blue sea

Science and music, many would say opposite sides of the same coin. Unless you're DOE biologist Pet...

By J. Trew,   10.02.12
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07.25.12
US launches first commercial tidal power project this summer, Maine to reap moon's gravitational benefits
07.25.12

US launches first commercial tidal power project this summer, Maine to reap moon's gravitational benefits

Solar may be the green energy source that's been hogging the headlines lately, but there are other...

By M. Gorman,   07.25.12
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07.16.12
NVIDIA scores $12.4 million contract from the DOE to help FastForward exascale computing
07.16.12

NVIDIA scores $12.4 million contract from the DOE to help FastForward exascale computing

Sick and tired of waiting around for some exascale computing? So's the Department of Energy. The a...

By B. Heater,   07.16.12
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02.07.12
With federal loans blocked, Fisker halts work on Project Nina, lays off 66 workers
02.07.12

With federal loans blocked, Fisker halts work on Project Nina, lays off 66 workers

Fisker Automotive's bumpy 2011 appears to have given way to an even rockier 2012. A little more tha...

By A. Toor,   02.07.12
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01.26.12
X-ray laser bakes solid plasma from aluminum foil, brings us closer to nuclear fusion
01.26.12

X-ray laser bakes solid plasma from aluminum foil, brings us closer to nuclear fusion

Nuclear fusion, like flying cars, is one of those transparent, dangling carrots that've been stymyi...

By J. Volpe,   01.26.12
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12.15.11
Cheap electronic skin edges us closer to cyberpunk future
12.15.11

Cheap electronic skin edges us closer to cyberpunk future

Researchers working for the Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab have figured out how to create re...

By P. Cohen,   12.15.11
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