31 Jul 2015
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The transition-metal-catalyzed direct C-H bond fluorination is an attractive synthetic tool toward the preparation of organofluorines.
Organic LETTERS24 Jul 2015
The feasibility of in situ geological sequestration of supercritical carbon dioxide coupled to underground coal gasification
Based on the thermophysical properties of supercritical carbon dioxide and available power plant engineering information, it is shown that the maximum achievable efficiency of carbon dioxide sequestration in underground cavities left after in situ coal gasification is approximately only 14%.
Energy & Environmental Science18 Jun 2015
Now, an international group of researchers has shown how nature uses a variety of pathways to grow crystals that go beyond the classical, one-atom-at-a-time route. ... "Because crystallization is a ubiquitous phenomenon across a wide range of scientific disciplines, a shift in the picture of how this process occurs has far-reaching consequences," said materials scientist and physicist James De Yoreo at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
PHYS ORG30 Jul 2015
Two researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been elected to the rank of Fellow in the American Geophysical Union. Alex Guenther and Phil Rasch join the class of 60 scientists being honored by AGU for "exceptional scientific contributions and attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of earth and space science." (press release)
EIN NEWSDESK30 Jul 2015
WASHINGTON - Furthering efforts to encourage clean energy innovation, the Energy Department today released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the research, development, and demonstration of advanced reactor concepts. (press release)
ENERGY.GOV31 Jul 2015
Make no mistake about it, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia is still one of the places to be in the world of particle physics.
Chicago Tribune30 Jul 2015
Workers who don't comply with safety protocols and a lack of qualified safety analysts have left the plutonium processing facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory vulnerable to a nuclear accident, according to an audit by the Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General.
Santa Fe New Mexican (may require paid subscription)30 Jul 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - After two years of negotiations, residential green building standards are taking the next step forward. Specifically, the leading building code organizations have partnered to develop a singular green building code.
RealEstateRama31 Jul 2015
The new bill repackages Section 106 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806), which would require NSF to tell the public why every award is "in the national interest." It lists seven criteria, including bolstering the nation's economy, improving its scientific workforce, and fostering partnerships with industry.
SCIENCEINSIDER31 Jul 2015
SEATTLE - The water temperatures in Puget Sound are four degrees higher than normal, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. The reason say scientists, is that the warmer than normal waters expanding in the Pacific Ocean are now reaching inland, with devastating results to marine life and threatening human health. (w/video)
K5 (KING 5.com)30 Jul 2015
Engineers find, in a simulation, that two wind turbines mounted under a bridge in the Canary Islands could power hundreds of homes
Smithsonian.com31 Jul 2015
Unregulated by public commissions and unfettered by shareholders, electricity co-ops answer to their customers, who elect the companies' boards. This structure, and their smaller size, allows co-ops to be more flexible, coming up with new and innovative ways to embrace the future of energy, advocates say.
CLIMATEPROGRESS31 Jul 2015
With the right mix of grid data and emissions data, it should be possible to turn price-responsive assets into emissions-responsive assets, and give green-minded consumers and corporations another reason to buy into smart energy controls. That's the proposition behind WattTime. ... It's since grown to delivering its data to university energy management systems, smart EV chargers, and scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
greentechgrid31 Jul 2015
The laboratory, in collaboration with industrial partner Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), and with support from the marine industry, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and American Boat and Yacht Council, has demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of a blend of fuel that includes 16 percent butanol for use in watercraft.
EurekAlert!30 Jul 2015
President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to build the world's fastest computer, a machine capable of speeds far beyond technology's current reach, in a bid to enlarge the frontiers of fields including medicine, biology and astronomy.
The New York Times (may require paid subscription)30 Jul 2015
A barrage of cyberattacks on government agencies, blue-chip companies and critical infrastructure has prompted Pentagon officials to take a hard look at adapting the military concept that helped keep the world safe from nuclear bombings during the Cold War to the digital battlefield of the 21st century.
Los Angeles Times31 Jul 2015
Sandia National Laboratories is preserving the history of nuclear weapons in hardware developed since the start of the nuclear era as a way to connect new generations of weapons engineers to the engineering work of past generations.
PHYS ORG31 Jul 2015
While identifying parties, policies and practices responsible for cybersecurity breaches is an understandable part of the post-mortem process, it is more important to learn from recent events and encourage dialog that may result in sound choices in the future for information assurance in major computer systems.
GCN30 Jul 2015
Earlier this week, the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a hearing to examine the potential benefits of expanding the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act to include cybersecurity.
Homeland Security Today30 Jul 2015
There's a gap in mental health and substance use that is ignored and simply seems too complex. Not anymore. That's where Mental Health First Aid comes in.
HUFF POST (Huffington Post blog)30 Jul 2015
The search giant has made tweaks to its smart eyewear as it pitches the device to the enterprise. One change: Workers will be able to attach the device to an existing pair of glasses.
c|net30 Jul 2015
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