Tag: Department of Energy

3D printing creates rapid construction potential

A residential and commercial tower under development in Brooklyn, N.Y., on the site of the former Domino Sugar Factory has its roots in research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The tower’s white precast concrete façade evokes the form of a sugar crystal — a pattern created from 3D-printed molds.

DOE launches Water Security Grand Challenge

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House-initiated, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.

Berkeley Lab researchers devise system to monitor contaminant plumes

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Savannah River National Laboratory have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors.

Secretary of Energy leads White House discussion on federal prizes to address water issues

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry led a roundtable discussion on the use of federal prizes and challenges to drive innovation, particularly when it comes to critical water issues. The group discussed ways to tackle some of the nation’s most important water issues through innovation opportunities.

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale

With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as...
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