12 Dec 2013
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Impact of spatial, spectral, and radiometric properties of multispectral imagers on glacier surface classification
Using multispectral remote sensing, glacier surfaces can be classified into a range of zones. The properties of these classes are used for a range of glaciological applications including mass balance measurements, glacial hydrology, and melt modelling. However, it is not immediately evident that multispectral data should be optimal for imaging glaciers and ice caps.
Remote Sensing of Environment15 Nov 2013
An atmospheric residue (312 degrees C+) was hydrotreated in a bench-scale reactor. After shutdown, spent catalysts of the first bed of the hydrotreating reactor were sampled. A portion of the samples was regenerated. Both spent and regenerated catalysts were characterized by nitrogen physisorption and SEM-EDX.
Catalysis Today09 Nov 2013
Geologists from Brigham Young University, Berkeley Geochronology Center and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found evidence of twenty ancient supervolcanoes near the Utah-Nevada border.
Sci-News.com11 Dec 2013
Recent policy changes to transfer surplus Department of Energy land could create more cost and risks for local communities like the Tri-Cities, said Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash, in a letter sent Wednesday to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The letter was written before Hastings received additional bad news about efforts to transfer 1,641 acres of surplus Hanford land to allow industrial development and help replace jobs lost as Hanford environmental cleanup progresses.
Tri-City Herald (may require paid subscription)12 Dec 2013R
An investigation has concluded that a security officer at the Y-12 National Security Complex probably inadvertently pulled the trigger when a weapon fired inside a “hardened” vehicle in July, discharging one round that hit an interior wall and produced fragments, and slightly injuring two guards.
Oak Ridge Today12 Dec 2013
The Department of Energy failed to address suspected cyber-security weaknesses before a July hacking incident that compromised the private information of employees, their dependents and contractors, according to federal auditors.
The Washington Post11 Dec 2013R
Four nuclear power plants, sources of low-emissions electricity, have announced closings this year. If plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity starting in 2030, according to a new report, Renewing Licenses for the Nation’s Nuclear Power Plant by the American Physical Society.
Laboratory Equipment12 Dec 2013
Energy Department Announces 150 Million [Dollars] in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing
WASHINGTON - Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue America's leadership in clean energy innovation, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced 150 million [dollars] in clean energy tax credits to build U.S. capabilities in clean energy manufacturing.
ENERGY.GOV12 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON - As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to a cleaner, more secure energy future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today released the Energy Department's Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
ENERGY.GOV12 Dec 2013
Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. Announces a Partnership With Aartha USA Inc. for the Commercialization of a Patented Hybrid Vanadium Redox Flow Battery for Power Storage
VANCOUVER, BC - Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce it has signed a Partnership Agreement for the commercialization of a Patented Hybrid Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (HVRFB) or "BIONBATTERY." The technology is a game-changer in the mass energy storage industry. (press release)
MARKET WIRED12 Dec 2013
Light and sound fire scientists' imaginations: Researchers lead review of photonic, phononic metamaterials
Strategies to manipulate light and sound go back to the first spherical glass bead and the pounding of the first hollow log. But their full potential is only just becoming apparent, according to a review by materials scientists at Rice University and their colleagues. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201303456)
PHYSORG12 Dec 2013
Two teams of researchers, one working in Saudi Arabia, the other in Spain, have discovered independently that adding vibrations to a graphene surface allows for more efficient conversion of photons to plasmons. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.237405)
PHYSORG12 Dec 2013
Significant changes in high-performance computing software and hardware have been on the horizon for nearly a decade. What’s worrisome, says Pete Beckman [director of the Exascale Technology and Computing Institute at Argonne National Laboratory], is that in that time the HPC community in the US hasn't been able to start to definitively mobilize a collective movement toward exascale, the next frontier of supercomputer capability.
Scoence World Report11 Dec 2013
Though OSHA does not have a specific standard that addresses infectious disease, preventing the spread of illness in the workplace is important for employers and employees alike.
Safety.BLR.com12 Dec 2013
Looking for innovative approach to workplace wellness? A year-long NIOSH study evaluating sit-stand workstations brings wellness to the proverbial seat of our sedentary lives; namely, our workstations, where most of us spend long hours each day sitting in front of a computer. (press release)
PRWeb12 Dec 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which includes OSHA, has issued its Fall 2013 Regulatory Agenda. The document includes 28 OSHA-related items. Keep reading to learn about OSHA's rulemaking plans and what they mean for you and your employees.
Safety.BLR.com11 Dec 2013
Hillsboro may take part in a two-year, federally funded program identifying and ultimately aiming to reduce the soft costs of solar power - connecting and permitting, for instance.
OregonLive.com (The Oregonian)11 Dec 2013R
Hanford's historic B Reactor will not become part of the National Park Service this year. Supporters' hopes for that died early Tuesday morning when a new version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014 was released and it failed to include an amendment creating a new Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
Walla Walla U-B Union-Bulletin.com12 Dec 2013
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