December 11th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy has awarded Iowa State University researchers with a $1-million grant for their high-strength concrete technology that has the potential to revolutionize the production of wind energy.
December 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy is handing out $9 million for R&D related to the advancement of photovoltaic technologies that slash the price tag of solar energy systems.
November 13th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have developed tools that provide city planners with something greater than the sixth sense—analytics.
November 12th, 2014 | by April Gocha
Successful negotiations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are setting the stage for the World Trade Organization to slash tariffs on an expanded selection of high-tech products, including semiconductors.
November 9th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy is accelerating clean-energy technologies, flagging $13 million to advance nuclear energy R&D and launching a pilot program to speed up the lab-to-market process.
September 21st, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Basic research at the nation’s colleges and universities received a decrease in federal funding by 0.3 percent between FY 2011 and FY 2012, according to data from the National Science Foundation.
September 4th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
What are lawmakers in Washington doing to ensure that manufacturing remains a focus of economic recovery and revitalization? For one, they’re backing a bipartisan bill that helps strengthen engineering programs at learning institutions across the nation to meet the growing demands—and challenges—of manufacturing in the 21st century.
August 25th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Last week, the Energy Department announced a $67-million funding infusion for research on nuclear energy and clean energy innovation, which, according to a DOE news release, builds on the Obama administration’s efforts to expand such innovation.
August 11th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Germany is the most energy-efficient of the world’s major economies, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The United States finished 13th of 16 countries—far behind Italy, the European Union, China, and France.
August 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Energy Department is taking steps toward a more open stream of information from the lab, introducing a new web directory that increases access to any publications or data derived from research funded by the DOE.