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A New Look at AC-DC

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Feeding the world’s energy appetite may take innovative approaches in the future. A book by Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Dakota State University, Fargo, is the first text of its kind to examine methods to bring offshore wind energy on shore to power industry, homes and businesses. “Multi-terminal Direct Current Grids: Modeling, Analysis, and Control,” is published by the Wiley-IEEE Press.

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“Reverse Engineering” Materials for More Efficient Heating and Cooling

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If you’ve gone for a spin in a luxury car and felt your back being warmed or cooled by a seat-based climate control system, then you’ve likely experienced the benefits of a class of materials called thermoelectrics. Thermoelectric materials convert heat into electricity, and vice versa, and have many advantages over traditional heating and cooling systems. Recently, researchers have observed that the performance of some thermoelectric materials can be improved by combining different solid phases.

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Tracking Heat-Driven Decay in Leading Electric Vehicle Batteries

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Brookhaven Lab scientists reveal the atomic-scale structural and electronic degradations that plague some rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and make them vulnerable during high-temperature operations

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National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light'

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The National Synchrotron Light Source II detects its first photons, beginning a new phase of the facility’s operations. Scientific experiments at NSLS-II are expected to begin before the end of the year.

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UT Austin to Lead $58 Million Effort to Study Potential New Energy Source

A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world’s energy supply.

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Brookhaven Lab Launches Computational Science Initiative

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Building on its capabilities in computational science and data management, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory is embarking upon a major new Computational Science Initiative (CSI). This program will leverage computational science expertise and investments across multiple programs at the Laboratory-including the flagship facilities that attract thousands of scientific users each year-further establishing Brookhaven as a leader in tackling the "big data" challenges at the frontiers of scientific discovery.

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Super Stable Garnet Ceramics May Be Ideal for High-Energy Lithium Batteries

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Scientists have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.

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A Global Natural Gas Boom Alone Won't Slow Climate Change

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A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, according to a study appearing today in Nature.

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New ORNL Electric Vehicle Technology Packs More Punch in Smaller Package

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Using 3-D printing and novel semiconductors, researchers have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter, more powerful and more efficient.

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Beyond LEDs: Brighter, New Energy -Saving Flat Panel Lights Based on Carbon Nanotubes

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Scientists from Tohoku University in Japan have developed a new type of energy-efficient flat light source based on carbon nanotubes with very low power consumption of around 0.1 Watt for every hour’s operation--about a hundred times lower than that of an LED.

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