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Restarting Your Car Does Not Use More Fuel Than Idling. Here’s Why

You’re actually wasting money by leaving that car idle!<p>It was previously believed that keeping your car idle, instead of restarting your car, is …

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Nobel Prize-Winning Stanford Physicist Burton Richter Dies

Richter is best known for helping to discover a new particle that proved the existence of a fourth quark, known as the charm quark, for which he was …

Physics

Are Oil and Gas Really More Vulnerable to Cyberattacks?

The Trump administration has used national security as justification for its plans to make electric grid operators purchase power from up to 80 …

Cybersecurity

Researchers report two-faced Janus membrane applications

Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes—double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances—have emerged as a …

Nanotech

There's A New Lawsuit Challenging Ted Cruz's Eligibility To Be President

A new lawsuit challenging Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president was filed last week in a federal district court in …

Ted Cruz

Nebraska utility to study carbon storage for region

Nebraska's largest electric utility will participate in a federal study to develop safe methods to collect and store carbon produced by coal-fired …

Business

Army Corps to test Porter field where nuclear waste was burned in the open air

The U.S. government in the 1950s ordered the burning of nuclear waste in the open air on a field in Porter.<p>So how safe is that field today?<p>The answer …

Nuclear Energy

The 2019 Mazda Miata's Big Horsepower Bump Won't Hurt Fuel Economy

The 2019 Mazda Miata is Mazda’s answer to the prayers of the people—the prayers that start with “more power” and end with “amen, also please don’t …

Autos

Relax, just break it

The properties of a solid depend on the arrangement of its atoms, which form a periodic crystal structure. At the nanoscale, arrangements that break …

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Abrupt cloud clearing events over southeast Atlantic Ocean are new piece in climate puzzle

If you could hover far above the southeast Atlantic Ocean, particularly during the months of April through June, on many days you will likely witness …

Climate Change

Texas A&M and the Nation’s Nuclear Arsenal

Texas A&M University is now in charge of ensuring that the nation’s nuclear arsenal is functional. Still, system chancellor John Sharp told Texas …

Texas A&M

UPDATE 1-Oil prices drop amid surprise jump in U.S. stockpiles

* Brent drops 0.4 pct, WTI down 0.5 pct<p>* U.S. crude inventories rise<p>* Trade friction clouds demand-growth outlook (Adds comment, graphic; updates …

Oil

Rep. Castro demands answers after dangerous nuclear material stolen from SA

Rep. Joaquin Castro is demanding answers from U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry after an investigative report revealed dangerous nuclear …

San Antonio

Fluor contracts for Naval Nuclear Laboratory

The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration have jointly awarded contracts …

Business

Bechtel to Perform Innovation Research for Small Modular Nuclear Plant Project

RESTON, Va., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management, today announced it will join researchers from reactor designer GE Hitachi, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Exelon Power Generation Company as …

Nuclear Energy

New York Starts Offshore Wind Procurement

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has commenced the state's first round of procurement to support New York's goal of 2,400 megawatts of new offshore …

Renewable Energy

Slippery when dry

Anyone who has ever taken their car in for an oil change recognizes the importance of reducing the friction that arises when steel touches …

Engineering

Adding an inert polymer to plastic solar cells enables high efficiency and easy production

Polymer plastic solar cells remain an industry priority because of their light weight, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Now scientists from Stony …

Solar Panels

U.S. Department of Energy Provides Nearly $20 Million for Domestic Advanced Nuclear Technology Projects

Conceptual Engineering for a Small Modular Reactor Power Plant Based on Lead-Bismuth Fast Reactor (LBFR) Technology – This work proposed by Columbia …

Energy

Case Western Reserve to receive more than $10 million for energy research center

Case Western Reserve University will receive $10.75 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish an energy-focused research center.<p>The …

Cleveland

Irrigation Desalination: Lakewood Solar Co. Wins Award For Tech.

The U.S. DOE is investing in research for Skyfuel's parabolic solar mirrors, which help power water desalination projects.<p>LAKEWOOD, CO – A Lakewood …

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University of California

<b>For three-quarters of a century, Los Alamos National Laboratory has been a singular force in advancing scientific knowledge across new frontiers — from its origins in World War II to its role in the Human Genome Project and the exploration of Mars.</b><p>Since Los Alamos’ earliest years, the University of …

University of California

NABCEP Launches New Specialty Certifications Applications in Photovoltaic Design, Installer, & Commissioning & Maintenance

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), the most widely respected certification organization in the renewable energy industry, announced the launch of its new PV Design, PV Installer, and PV Commissioning & Maintenance …

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BETO Issues Workshop Summary Report On Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals

Article ByLynn L. BergesonBergeson & Campbell, P.C.Brag Biobased Products BlogOn June 27, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy …

Law

Illinois is one of the strictest states on speeding, study finds

http://dig.abclocal.go.com/wls/video/main/070518-wls-IL-speeding-so-vid_500.mp4Heads up, drivers! A new study has found that Illinois is one of the …

Traffic Safety

Ames Laboratory to lead new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals

AMES, Iowa - The Department of Energy (DOE) will award Ames Laboratory $10.75 million in funding over four years for a new Center for Advancement of …

Nanotech

FuelCell Chairman Makes Biggest Insider Stock Buy Since 2015

Last month, FuelCell Energy announced that it had been awarded about $10 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for three new projects.<p>…

Fuel Cell

Review finds Hanford nuclear waste tanks at risk of leaking

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - An evaluation of nuclear waste storage tanks at the Hanford site in eastern Washington state indicates more of the newest …

Portland, OR

Department of Energy taps Argonne to lead effort focused on energy-water systems

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected its Argonne National Laboratory to lead an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) focused on …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

KHNL : Desalination has largely been abandoned in Hawaii. But that's about to change

Top Stories<p>Desalination has largely been abandoned in Hawaii. But that's about to change<p>Posted: 06/27/2018 10:11 AM<p>HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One …

Hawaii