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US Govt Seeks $13B in Clean Energy R&D Investments by FY 2021

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes plans to double federal investments in clean energy research and development initiatives from $6.4 billion in FY 2016 to $12.8 billion in FY 2021. The White House said Thursday it wants to provide $7.7 billion in discretionary funds for clean energy efforts across 12 agencies as part of …

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NSF to Add New Natural Hazards Research Network Components

The National Science Foundation plans to invest $19 million to add three components into a network of research facilities dedicated to wind, water and earthquake hazards. NSF said Wednesday the five-year investment will cover the establishment of a network coordination office; a computational modeling and simulation center; and a post-disaster, rapid response research facility for the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure. Grace …

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NGA, NSF Offer 3-D Digital Elevation Models of Alaska Under ArcticDEM Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation have unveiled a new batch of 3-D digital elevation models of Alaska from the ArcticDEM project that seeks to foster coordination of national efforts in the Arctic region. The release of the topographic maps serves to support decision-making on activities in the Arctic as part of a White …

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GAO: Office of Government Ethics Should Identify Other Agencies With Special Govt Employee Data Reporting Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Government Ethics to determine whether other federal agencies have experienced difficulties in reporting data on special government employees who do not serve on federal boards. GAO made the recommendation after it found that the Department of Health and Human Services, Nuclear …

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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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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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