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DOE to Help Fund 9 Power Electronics Innovation Projects

The Energy Department has earmarked $20 million for nine projects that seek to advance power electronics intended for solar power systems. DOE said Wednesday the selected projects aim to help the department address photovoltaic reliability challenges and reduce the cost of solar energy in half by 2030. The funding recipients are: Flex Power …

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DOE Eyes Big Data, Computing Tools for Transportation Energy Efficiency Initiatives

The Energy Department‘s Vehicle Technologies Office has earmarked $2.5 million in fiscal 2018 funds for two new programs that seek to address transportation energy management challenges with big data and high-performance computing platforms. DOE said Tuesday the Big Data Solutions for Mobility initiative looks to create big data tools and algorithms to model urban …

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DHS to Introduce 8 New Cyber Tech at Demo Day in Washington; Robert Griffin Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate will demonstrate eight new cybersecurity technologies built under S&T’s Transition to Practice program at a ‘Demonstration Day’ event in Washington, D.C. DHS said Thursday that researchers at federally funded laboratories and academic research centers developed the technologies which will be offered to clients …

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DOE, Oak Ridge City Enter Land Transfer Agreement; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has signed an agreement to transfer the ownership and management of DOE’s American Museum of Science and Energy building and surrounding 17.12-acre land to the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, city government. DOE said Friday it will occupy 18,000-square-foot space in exchange for the museum site to help the department continue public education and …

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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events. DHS said Friday the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit aids bomb squads on the assessment of impacts …

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Oak Ridge Lab Develops Solar Cell Formula; Jonathan Poplawsky Comments

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a formula to differentiate the crystalline structures in different mixtures of cadmium, tellurium and selenium in support of efforts to boost solar cell efficiency. The Energy Department-run laboratory said Wednesday Jonathan Poplawsky lead a research team that utilized microscopy techniques to find the most efficient alloy composition for solar …

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Oak Ridge Lab-Built Algorithms Aim to Identify Power Grid Areas That Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created algorithms designed to help utilities and city planners identify electrical service locations across the southern U.S. that would be susceptible to climate change and population growth. ORNL researchers merged climate simulations that run on the Titan supercomputer with population datasets to develop …

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