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Billion-dollar global development lab seeks scientific solutions to end extreme poverty by 2030

By Jessica McMathis / April 16, 2014

The newly formed US Global Development Lab is set to offer up scientific solutions to the world’s poverty problems—and end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Google veep: Advances in science, engineering vital in meeting global energy challenges

By Jessica McMathis / March 30, 2014

Google’s vice president of energy believes the work of scientists and engineers will be key in finding solutions to global energy challenges.

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ARPA-E awards $31.6 million to rare-earth substitute projects

By Eileen De Guire / October 5, 2011

ARPA-E announced $31.6 million in awards to develop new, rare-earth-free permanent magnet materials. Credit: ARPA-E Rare earth permanent magnets are key components in electric vehicle motors and in wind turbine electricity generators, and international concern over the economics of rare-earth raw materials has been well documented here and elsewhere. DOE is addressing the issue from…

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ARPA-E announces 2012 Energy Innovation Summit for February

By Eileen De Guire / September 23, 2011

Energy secretary, Steven Chu, and ARPA-E director, Arun Majumdar. Majumdar recently announced the next Energy Innovation Summit will be Feb. 27-29, 2012. Credit: ARPA-E The lead story in today’s ARPA-E e-Newsletter is an announcement for the 2012 rendering of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. Among the keynote speakers is Bill Gates. Really? What does Gates…

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ARPA-E director hosting live chat this afternoon

By Eileen De Guire / June 29, 2011

Received from the DOE: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Innovation and Clean Energy On Wednesday, June 29, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar will host the Department of Energy’s second “Energy Matters” live chat. Majumdar will discuss the investments being made in innovative research and technology today that will move us off of…

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ARPA-E announce summit program, keynote speakers

By / January 18, 2011

Speaking of energy innovators, ARPA-E today released more details about its Energy Innovation Summit scheduled for Feb. 28-March 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Besides those names that were a given (DOE Director Steven Chu and ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar), the marquee names include Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, EPRI CEO Michael Howard, Center of American Progress…

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Last chance to register for EMA 2010, save

By / December 21, 2009

Early registration deadline ends Wednesday for the new Electronic Materials and Applications 2010 meeting. EMA 2010 will focus on electronic ceramics for energy storage and conversion applications and the complementary fundamental science issues. Sign up today to save $100. Check out the Plenary Speaker line-up: John Blottman, “Smart Materials Enable Bioinspiration;” Dr. Arun Majumdar, “Role of…

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Obama nominates new “green czar” from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

By / September 25, 2009

Arun Majumdar, who currently heads a Lawrence Berkeley National Lab project that aims to help India reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, has been nominated by President Obama to head the newly-created Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy at the DOE. The White House announced Majumdar’s nomination — which requires Senate confirmation — on Sept. 18. The IIT-Bombay…

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Berkeley National Lab receives $1.8M to spread energy efficiency

By / September 19, 2009

Lawrence Berkley National Lab has been commissioned to beef up the energy efficiency of several federal agencies. A press release from LBNL states that $1.8 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to implement advanced technologies in lighting, HVAC and control systems. “This funding will help implement energy efficiency…

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