22 Jul 2014
CO2 emission reduction from natural gas power stations using a precipitating solvent absorption process
This paper describes how exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) along with CO2CRC's low cost "UNO MK 3" precipitating potassium carbonate (K2CO3) process can overcome the challenges of CO2 capture from gas turbine power stations.
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control19 Jul 2014R
Herein we demonstrate the synthesis, characterization and catalyst testing of model PtxY nanoparticles prepared through the gas-aggregation technique.
Nature Chemistry13 Jul 2014R
Three scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to join the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Don Baer, Alain Bonneville and Jud Virden will join other scientists and engineers from across the state recognized for scientific achievement and leadership.
Tri-City Herald (may require paid subscription)21 Jul 2014
Majority of nonunion workers at Waste Sampling and Characterization lab have found work within Hanford
The majority of the nonunion workers at Hanford's Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility at Hanford have found jobs within Mission Support Alliance or elsewhere at Hanford, said Deanna Hawkins, spokeswoman for Mission Support Alliance.
Tri-City Herald (may require paid subscription)22 Jul 2014
While the EPA considers changes to the way it regulates radiation at nuclear power facilities, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has also announced a review of rules surrounding radioactive material for medical use.
Nuclear Street22 Jul 2014
(EnergyWire) - A new 185 million [dollar] building here can withstand an earthquake, floods and tornadoes... This is the new "FLEX Storage Equipment Building" at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear power plant. TVA officials simply call it the "Fukushima Building." ... The FLEX buildings are the nuclear industry's answer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's safety directives that followed the 2012 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
E&E Publishing22 Jul 2014
Using the second fastest supercomputer in the world, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is attempting to develop a more efficient process for purifying rare-earth materials.
Phys.org22 Jul 2014
If there is any hope of staving off the worst effects of climate change, many scientists say, this must be part of it - capturing the carbon that spews from power plants and locking it away, permanently. (w/video)
The New York Times (may require paid subscription)21 Jul 2014
Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency, according to the 2014 scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today. Sixteen nations were studied. Six of the top 10 were from Europe. Canada was the only North American nation to make the cut, placing 9th.
CleanTechnica21 Jul 2014
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - The recent push to modernize the electric grid has increased communication between utilities and consumers, enhanced reliability and created more opportunities for green energy producers. But it also has raised the risk of cyber attacks.
Powersource22 Jul 2014
(PRNewswire) - The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety. Even when employees are taking opioid painkillers at the correct dosage with a valid prescription, subtle impairment may compromise workplace safety.
InsuranceNewsNet.com22 Jul 2014
As more businesses offer work site wellness programs, many employers are asking whether these programs can deliver real results to their bottom line. The answer is a resounding "yes." But the quality and effectiveness of the program significantly influence the results.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette21 Jul 2014
On Thursday, July 17, four science experts served as witnesses at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D." The hearing considered the federal government's role in research and development (R&D), and the nation's STEM education and outreach initiatives... Below is the full text of the written testimony by Vinton G. Cerf.
Scientific American22 Jul 2014
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