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DOE Researchers Recognized for Tech Devt Efforts

R&D Magazine has recognized researchers from the Energy Department for their efforts to develop new technology products or processes.

DOE said Monday its national laboratories received 33 of the 100 awards given out during the R&D 100 Awards on Friday in Orlando, Florida.

The winners were selected from technology projects that were developed and introduced to the market in 2016 by industry, government and academia.

An independent panel of judges picked the awardees based on the technical significance, uniqueness and usefulness of the technologies.

DOE’s laboratories have obtained more than 800 R&D 100 awards since the competition began in 1962.

The winning DOE projects include a new family of aluminum alloys; a sponge that provides a new method to clean up oil spills in water; an urban planning software; an algorithm that helps estimate electricity output from solar panels; and an indoor active-shooter detection system, among others.

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