Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:50:04 -0400
Citations to more than 2,400 journal articles by researchers at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science's suite of Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) are now available on the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) SciTech Connect database (go directly to the EFRC citations that have been added to SciTech Connect). Included are citations to 43 EFRC videos (read more).
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:05:24 -0400
March 2013 is the 65th anniversary of the first in a series of over 20 publications that reflect the exploration of the path of carbon in photosynthesis, the process by which plants capture energy from the sun. Spanning decades, this exploration eventually led to Department of Energy (DOE) research into solar energy. The trailblazer who led this exploration was Melvin Calvin, a chemist at the University of California Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, now Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (read more at the DOE R&D Accomplishments Blog).
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:12:31 -0400
For a sample of what you can find in SciTech Connect, try these smart grid results. Then test drive the SciTech Connect search on your other science terms of interest. A basic search is available which includes a semantic search; an advanced search will help you limit your search to a particular field. In SciTech Connect, there are over 2.5 million citations, including citations to 1.4 million journal articles, 364,000 of which have digital object identifiers (DOIs) linking to full-text articles on publishers' websites. SciTech Connect also has over 313,000 full-text DOE sponsored STI reports; most of these are post-1991, but close to 85,000 of the reports were published prior to 1990. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database, incorporating all the R&D info from these two products into one search interface.
Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:01:18 -0500
OSTI honors Nobel Laureate, Donald Glaser, who "died in his sleep Thursday morning, Feb. 28, at his home in Berkeley. Glaser, a professor emeritus of physics and of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing the bubble chamber, a device that allowed scientists to track the paths of electrons, protons and other elementary particles after collisions, which led the discovery of whole families of new particles." http://t.osti.gov/iKV
Tue, 5 Mar 2013 08:42:33 -0500
Imagine observing the universe in its early stages, about 380,000 years after birth. Using NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite, launched in 1989, John C. Mather and George F. Smoot did just that, and eventually helped cement the Big Bang theory of the universe and launched a broader understanding of the origin of giant clusters of galaxies. For their work they shared the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics. Find related documents and resources with additional information on both Mather and Smooth at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:33:09 -0500
OSTI recently launched SciTech Connect, a new portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development (R&D) results. SciTech Connect incorporates the contents of two of the most popular core DOE collections and employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers and the scientifically attentive public to retrieve more relevant information. OSTI will gradually phase out its current DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations products and replace them with the improved search interface of SciTech Connect. Consolidated in SciTech Connect, DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations accounted for approximately half of the 298 million transactions OSTI handled in 2012. OSTI will work to ensure a smooth transition for patrons as it consolidates these two web-based services into SciTech Connect (read more about the transition details and scope of the new product).
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:45:09 -0500
Science Accelerator, the online gateway to sources of research and development provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, is sporting new navigation tools along with a new skin. Now at Science Accelerator, you can tab for text, multimedia, and data to easily access the information you are seeking according to format. Author clusters are now available, in addition to the Topic and Date clusters. Try out the new topic visualization tool to visually scan and access R&D results. And enjoy the new slide show of our DOE databases.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:33:53 -0500
Transparency of federally funded scientific research will expand the frontiers of knowledge. (read more).
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:20:10 -0500
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched the National Library of Energy (NLE), a virtual library and open government resource to advance energy literacy, innovation and security. The NLE search feature provides one-stop, easy access to information about DOE and its work in four broad mission areas - science and R&D results; energy and technology for industry and homeowners; energy market information and analysis; and nuclear security and environmental management. Accessible on the OSTI home page, the NLE also is a "featured search and developer tool" on the recently published new DOE resource hub for open energy data. A DOE Blog, "Welcome to Energy.gov/Data," mentions the NLE (read more).
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:13:03 -0500
Tsung-Dao Lee and his colleague Chen Ning Yang, who had worked at the Department of Energy Brookhaven National Lab’s Cosmotron, disproved a tenet of physics known as the conservation of parity and subsequently won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read their technical reports from that era and find resources with additional information at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:34:10 -0500
Ten years ago this month Science.gov was launched! Today, Science.gov searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information (read more).
Tue, 4 Dec 2012 07:49:35 -0500
The Department of Energy (DOE) Technology Transfer website has a new search feature that for the first time allows searching of technology transfer information across the DOE national laboratories.
The new tool enables users to search all of DOE's technology transfer information, including inventions, patents and other applied research, available from DOE's national laboratories in real time. Using web-crawling technology, the search capability allows users to enter a single query for a technology transfer term; the search feature returns a consolidated, relevance-ranked list of information from across the DOE complex. Users do not need to know the national laboratory or researcher associated with a search term to find the information they need (read more).
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:15:32 -0400
Research performed at Argonne National Laboratory supported the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Brian K. Kobilka. Intense X-rays produced by Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source helped enable the first discovery of an important class of chemical receptors that allow cells to receive signals from their environment (see Office of Science feature.) Research at Department of Energy Laboratories has been recognized with 4 Chemistry and 3 Physics Nobel Prizes in the past decade (see DOE news release). Kobilka, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, shared the prize with Robert J. Lefkowitz, Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University Medical Center. Read more about Kobilka at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website and find a roster of Nobel Laureates associated with DOE. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Tue, 9 Oct 2012 15:24:09 -0400
Spanish Version Debuted Science.gov now includes multimedia content, an updated interface with enhanced navigation, and a Spanish version of the site, Ciencia.Science.gov. For the first time, R&D video from the DOE ScienceCinema is available as well as from MedlinePLUS, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Images from the Library of Congress have been added to the image search which is now integrated under a new multimedia tab on the results page. Search enhancements include visual representations of topical information in an easy-to-use touch and dial format (for more information, see the OSTI Announcement)." Since we first launched Science.gov in 2002, we have continually improved it to make it even more useful to citizens interested in finding research and development results from across the U.S. government," said OSTI Director Walter Warnick. "Now Science.gov contains multimedia content and is accessible to the Spanish-speaking public. We are pleased with these developments and we fully intend to continue enhancing the value and utility of Science.gov." OSTI, within the DOE Office of Science, was instrumental in developing Science.gov and hosts the web portal. The Science.gov Alliance will highlight these and other achievements in its 10th Anniversary celebration in December (more information).
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:44:39 -0400
A blog from the American Printing House for the Blind gives an assessment of WorldWideScience.org: "In terms that the rest of us can understand, this website is a way for researchers, scientists, students, and science enthusiasts to search worldwide science databases all at once. Instead of traipsing the World Wide Web, going through multiple search engines, and spending way too much time looking for one thing, this website allows you to search only once to find what you are looking for. Instead of getting a search result for what John Doe thinks of astronomy, this website will only give you the most accurate, legitimate results. In addition, a traditional search engine could not find many of these results." Read more at the Fred's Head blog.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:45:52 -0400
In its "Trailblazers of North American Research" edition, International Innovation explores a spectrum of groundbreaking research and development activities, including those at the nation's largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences – the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. In an exclusive interview, Office of Science Director William F. Brinkman offers insights on achieving greater energy security, maintaining the balance between applied and discovery-based research, and the importance of communication among scientific communities. Dr. Brinkman provides a glimpse into the Department's initiatives in particle physics, bioenergy, and more. When asked about the "societal benefits" of the Office of Science work, he quotes Vannevar Bush, in effect the nation's first science advisor, on the importance of science to U.S. prosperity, and states, "As a mainstay of federal science funding, we have been a major contributor to underwriting the prosperity and security of the nation over the past 60 years. Examples include superconducting magnet technology, radioisotopes, battery materials, semiconductor processing, and many others."
Thu, 9 Aug 2012 10:41:17 -0400
Whether by finding ways to ensure research data are readily accessible online or by partnering with companies such as Microsoft to audio index scientific videos, OSTI's Brian Hitson is keen for his organization to collaborate on innovations across the international science information arena. Hitson, OSTI Associate Director and Chair of the International Council on Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC), was recently interviewed for International Innovation: North America, June 2012 (Research Media, UK, pp106-107). Hitson noted in the interview that public-private and multilateral collaborations allow entities such as OSTI to realize "very tangible outcomes that would either not have been feasible, or would have been much more expensive for individual members to pursue independently." The TACC is currently exploring projects in information trust and authority, data equivalence, and alternatives to traditional usage and value metrics, all of which provide benefit to individual members such as OSTI. OSTI is charged with providing broad access to the research and development activities of the U.S. Department of Energy and its Office of Science, the largest funder of research in the physical sciences in the U.S. Government. Through partnerships facilitated by the ICSTI network, OSTI brings the world's R&D to DOE researchers and makes sure DOE R&D results are shared globally. ICSTI is the platform under which WorldWideScience.org - the global science search engine - was developed. OSTI is the operating agent for WorldWideScience.org.
Thu, 9 Aug 2012 10:41:12 -0400
Arthur H. Compton discovered that light cannot be explained simply as a wave phenomenon, but also must be considered as a stream of particles. His confirmation of the dual nature of electromagnetic radiation earned Compton a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927. Read more about Compton and get resources with additional information at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:12:18 -0400
DOE's RTG is doing it again. The Department's Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) is providing continuous power to the Mars rover Curiosity. The Multi-Mission RTG was constructed, assembled and tested by the Department and the Idaho, Oak Ridge, Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. The RTG has supported many space missions, including the Apollo missions to the Moon, the Viking missions to Mars, and the Pioneer, Voyager, Ulysses, Galileo and Cassini missions to the outer solar system. For more information, see OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments website, central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:59:04 -0400
Subscribe to the OSTI.gov Newsletter and stay-up-to-date on the latest in OSTI news. Learn about the role that scientific and technical information plays in the DOE scientific integrity arena, find a great mobile science information app, discover the latest nanotechnology research in the DOE collections, and more. Comments and Questions are welcome.
Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:24:35 -0400
OSTI is currently a highlight at the Office of Science website. Here’s a blurb: "You're going to learn a few things if you sit down and listen to scientists. That's especially true if you listen to them for sixty-five years! In a real sense, that's what OSTI ... has been doing for the past six-and-a-half decades." Read more.
Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:24:33 -0400
Clemson University is addressing the challenges in advanced vehicle design and development, including life cycle impact of vehicles, energy use and emissions, reliability, manufacturing, cost of ownership, customer preference and public policy. Read about the CU-International Center for Automotive Research Gate Center of Excellence in Sustainable Vehicle Systems, funded by a DOE grant at the OSTI .EDUconnections website. .EDUconnections features U.S. community colleges and universities committed to supporting and advancing DOE scientific research programs. For more institutions in the .EDUconnections spotlight, visit the archive page.
Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:24:29 -0400
The Science.gov Mobile application has made another Top Ten list. In mid-June the application was named to InformationWeek's Ten Handy Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam and then one week later to the Top Ten in Best Federal Apps by Government Computer News (GCN). The Science.gov Mobile application is the only interagency app to make both lists. The Administration recently issued Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People, the strategy which calls on all federal agencies to begin making mobile applications to better serve the American public. The Science.gov mobile application was developed by and is hosted at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) on behalf of the multi-agency Science.gov Alliance.
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:32:45 -0400
An inadvertent addition of more than the recommended catalyst during an experiment in Japan led a U.S. researcher to the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. At the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website you can find out how Alan MacDiarmid made this happen, and you can get resources with additional information and related patents. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:02:50 -0400
Coolness? Check. Usefulness? Check. Ease of Use? Check. The Science.gov Mobile application has been named among the Top Ten in Best Federal Apps by Government Computer News (GCN). The recognition is timely, too. The Administration recently issued Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People, the strategy which calls on all federal agencies to begin making mobile applications to better serve the American public. GCN called its Top Ten "ahead of the curve" with apps already in place. The Science.gov mobile application was developed by and is hosted at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) on behalf of the multi-agency Science.gov Alliance. Now anywhere, anytime, you can go to m.science.gov to get science information quickly. Read more about Science.gov, the online gateway to over 50 databases and more than 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies. In 2009, the Science.gov portal was named among 10 government websites already "meeting and exceeding" the Obama Administration's transparency goals in a special GCN report, Great dot-Gov Web Sites.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:15:58 -0400
Twenty years after creating synthetic host molecules that mimic some of the actions that enzymes perform in cells, Donald Cram was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In his host-guest research, Cram and his colleagues designed and prepared more than 1,000 hosts -- each with unique chemical and physical properties -- designed to attract and bind (to serve as hosts) to specific guest molecules, which can be either organic molecules or inorganic ions. Get resources with additional information including full-text documents, and see the research highlights at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:04:46 -0400
From Snowflake Science to the NanoSHIELD, DOE researchers have won 36 of the highly coveted 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine. The awards are given annually for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. "Congratulations to this year's R&D 100 award winners," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu (see press release). "The research and development at the Department of Energy’s laboratories continue to help the nation meet our energy challenges, strengthen our national security and improve our economic competitiveness." You can find more about the research behind the awards via Science Accelerator, a gateway to science information including full-text R&D results, accomplishments, and more.
Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:04:46 -0400
Keep up with DOE, U.S. and worldwide government science information by following @ostigov , @sciencegov , and @worldwidescienc on Twitter. Get the latest research and development info in a wide range of scientific disciplines from authoritative national and international databases. Great science info is just a tweet away.
Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:04:43 -0400
In 2011, over 800 patents were issued as a result of research funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). That's an average of 2 or 3 patents a day for 2011, an impressive total for the year. Read about a variety of patents through the DOepatents news. DOE patent activity demonstrates a considerable contribution to scientific progress in the physical sciences and other disciplines.
Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:04:40 -0400
You can now refresh your science discovery experience at Science Accelerator through its new design and the regular updates to its resources. See the new look and explore the new content by using search terms in your topic of interest. You can limit your results to the most recent by using the Advanced Search and entering a date range of your choice. For instance, searching on the Full Record for the term 'nanotubes' with date range of 2011 through 2012 will return over 500 results.
Tue, 5 Jun 2012 07:30:32 -0400
Considerable research is focused on how to improve fuel cells, their efficiency, environmental impact and marketability. Read about fuel cell research and find the Department's fuel cell research in key DOE databases:
Tue, 5 Jun 2012 07:28:09 -0400
F. Sherwood Rowland earned a share in the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work leading to the discovery that a chemical used in aerosols was slowly destroying Earth's ozone layer. Get resources with additional information and enjoy the Rowland videos at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Tue, 5 Jun 2012 07:26:54 -0400
The OSTI Facebook page has converted to the new page format and has added an extensive timeline with milestones from OSTI's history dating from 1946. Check out the historical photos and check back often to find out which OSTI products best meet your science information needs.
Wed, 23 May 2012 13:31:20 -0400
The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, has joined the Science.gov Alliance. This brings the voluntary, interagency Alliance membership to 17 organizations from 13 federal agencies. The Alliance is responsible for creating Science.gov a decade ago, and continues to govern the free gateway that searches over 50 scientific databases, 200 million pages of science information, and more than 2100 scientific websites. Follow Science.gov agency news at the website or on Twitter @Sciencegov, and take it with you on mobile http://m.science.gov.
Wed, 16 May 2012 10:12:09 -0400
Penn State has many DOE connections: three Penn State-led projects have received more than $1.6 million in combined research and development grants from the DOE Nuclear Energy University Programs; Penn State was recently awarded $1.2 million by DOE for a project on offshore wind power; a Penn State research team will lead a lithium-sulfur cell technology project funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; and Energy Secretary Steven Chu was the commencement speaker at Penn State's Eberly College of Science 2012 spring graduation ceremony. Read about these and more research opportunities at Penn State and find more colleges and universities highlighted at the OSTI .EDUconnections website, which spotlights educational institutions with connections to DOE scientific research programs.
Tue, 15 May 2012 10:48:55 -0400
In response to the White House memorandum asking all federal agencies to establish a scientific integrity policy, Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently issued the Secretarial Policy Statement on Scientific Integrity. In it, Secretary Chu emphasizes the importance of the "free flow of scientific and technical information, consistent with standards for treatment of classified, sensitive, private, and proprietary information." The policy statement says, "Transparency and accessibility of scientific and technical information support the continued advancement of a sound science and technology base to help guide and inform the nation" critical public policy decisions; advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S.; facilitate the accomplishment of mission objectives; and maximize the public value of such efforts. To foster access, the Secretary's statement notes that "consistent with the Administration's Open Government Initiative, the Department will use its website and the resources of its Office of Scientific and Technical Information to help make research findings more widely available to the public."
Tue, 15 May 2012 10:48:47 -0400
Owen Chamberlain, winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in physics, shared in the discovery of the antiproton in 1955. But his scientific interests were broad, and by 1960, he had embarked on developing polarized proton targets for use in high-energy physics scattering experiments; and in the 1970s he turned to the emerging subject of high-energy heavy-ion collisions. Get resources with additional information, view the patents and find out more about Chamberlain at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website.DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:29:28 -0400
The U.S. Department of Energy Open Government Plan 2.0, released April 9, features OSTI's ScienceCinema as one of six new DOE initiatives for making the federal government more transparent, participatory and collaborative. ScienceCinema allows users to quickly find videos produced by the DOE National Laboratories and other DOE research facilities, as well as CERN. In addition to highlighting the ScienceCinema initiative, the OpenGov Plan provides a progress report which covers OSTI products and services including Green Energy Portal, ScienceEducation.gov, Science Accelerator, the OSTI data sets initiatives, the National Library of Energy, Multilingual WorldwideScience.org, and Science.gov.
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:22:51 -0400
Currently playing at ScienceCinema: the U.S. ITER Project Moving Forward. See the latest featured video, rotated every few weeks, viewed directly from the ScienceCinema homepage. Then search the database for related videos. ScienceCinema was developed by OSTI and provides precise and time-saving search of the spoken words of video recordings from DOE and CERN. It uses the Microsoft Research Audio Video Indexing System (MAVIS), a speech recognition technology developed by partner Microsoft Research. And it makes some of the DOE's - and now CERN's - most exciting research more visible to researchers and the public.
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:09:09 -0400
Thanks to librarians across the nation for their commitment to ensuring access to information. OSTI, with its own cadre of Masters-level librarians, connects with university research departments and libraries to increase awareness of the U.S. Department of Energy's valuable scientific and technical information (see the OSTIblog). OSTI has a number of Library Tools that are provided as a free service to librarians and the library community to expand access to and use of DOE scientific research results:
-- DOE MARC Records System provides Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records for full-text research reports for downloading directly into library catalogs.
-- Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Server allows harvesting of XML format metadata for DOE's full-text research reports.
-- XML Data Services are available to search several of OSTI's collections.
Mon, 2 Apr 2012 09:21:44 -0400
In the age of Big Data, OSTI is playing a key role to ensure the impact of DOE research is tracked and that a scholarly structure is in place to reward data producers. On Thursday, the White House released its Big Data Research and Development Initiative, and OSTI, the U.S. federal agency member of DataCite (a global consortium of leading scientific and technical information organizations), was recognized as playing a "key role" in shaping the policies and technical implementation of the practice of data citation. Data citation enables efficient reuse and verification of data, and OSTI recently implemented its Data Identification Service across the DOE complex. Through the OSTI Data ID Service, Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are assigned to research datasets, and then registered with DataCite to establish persistence. This initiative makes DOE datasets findable in commercial search engines (e.g. Google) and through federated search portals for science such as the DOE portal ScienceAccelerator.gov, the U.S. gateway Science.gov and the global search engine WorldWideScience.org. The importance of this undertaking is conveyed in the Administration's initiative, which states "By improving our ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data, the initiative promises to help solve some the Nation's most pressing challenges."
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:01:10 -0400
Sharon Jordan, former Assistant Director for Program Integration at the Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), recently received the 2011 CENDI Meritorious Service Award. Jordan was recognized for her long-standing history of service and support of CENDI and, in particular, for her leadership in supporting the development of and promoting CENDI's premier flagship project, Science.gov. CENDI is an interagency consortium of senior scientific and technical information (STI) managers from 12 U.S. federal agencies which represents over 97% of the federal research and development budget. Science.gov is a search engine for science, covering over 50 databases and more than 2,100 selected websites from 12 federal agencies. The CENDI Meritorious Service Award recognizes an individual or team for making "a noteworthy contribution to CENDI and to federal interagency cooperation through its events, publications, administration, or outreach." Until her retirement in December 2011, Jordan had served for 18 months as the Deputy Chair of CENDI, providing a depth of knowledge of CENDI and STI (scientific and technical information) operations as well as her expertise in information policy. The Committee unanimously decided that Sharon's tireless and exemplary support of CENDI and Science.gov interests met the spirit of the award and chose her as the nominee most deserving of this special recognition of her peers.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:10:26 -0400
Charles Townes foresaw the microwave spectroscope as a power tool for studying the structure of atoms and molecules and for the control of electromagnetic waves. His insights let to the Nobel Prize in 1964 "for fundamental work in quantum electronics which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle." Find resources with additional information including many of his awards and honors at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:07:12 -0400
Why did they call it the Manhattan Project? Find out about this pivotal time in our nation's history when the U.S. government conducted a secret and massive nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory into combat with a new, world-changing weapon. Read about the establishment of the Manhattan Project, 1942, at the DOE R&D Accomplishments website. Get information on the early Manhattan Project days, including a map of project sites, key events, renowned scientists of the day and the many contributions from various sites around the country as the nation moved toward peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:41:50 -0500
The University of Florida is a key player in the DOEBuilding America program. This multi-disciplinary research focuses on systems-engineered solutions for new and existing home energy savings and is funded by DOE. Read more at .EDUconnections, the website that spotlights educational institutions with connections to DOE scientific research programs.
Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:41:47 -0500
Students at Washington, D.C.'s Howard University are helping to solve one of the biggest challenges facing renewable energy: how to introduce renewable resource-integrated networks to the nation's electricity grid. Read more about the .EDUconnections to Howard University at the Energy Blog.
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:24:42 -0500
Now you can find individual datasets via the DOE Data Explorer. When you first enter your search term, the DOE Data Explorer retrieves collection records from the database. Then, from your results page, you can choose to have all the related individual dataset records that have been submitted to OSTI’s Energy Citations Database displayed. You can toggle back and forth between the two sets of search results, looking at the bibliographic information or linking out to the non-text collection or to the individual datasets.
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:24:37 -0500
ScienceLab is still the "go-to" source for homework help, project ideas, competitions, internships, activities, and more. But now students can also search and get access to the rich science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education resources from DOE programs and national laboratories. The site provides an interactive platform, allowing students to comment and rate resources and share their views and opinions with their peers. Students can Ask a Scientist, find out how to visit a DOE lab, get answers to real-life science questions, and explore science topics by grade level and resource type.
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:24:35 -0500
Use the Science Accelerator QR Code to access web collections made available by the U.S. Department of Energy. Collections include research reports, accomplishments, patents, project summaries, software, videos and much more. You can capture the QR Code by using designated barcode readers and/or camera phones to remotely access Science Accelerator to search for items in the collections.
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:24:33 -0500
The America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge, a part of the President's Startup America initiative, made it easier for start-ups to use inventions and technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's 17 National Laboratories and the Y-12 National Security Complex. Read about all 14 companies that entered the challenge and the winners.
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:24:30 -0500
OSTI launched the Information Bridge in 1998 as a free public access database containing full-text DOE research reports. OSTI envisioned there would be a dramatic increase in access to DOE research reports in the coming years. Sure enough ... (read more).
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:49:47 -0500
As scientific data grows in scale across all scientific disciplines, the need for professionals trained in the management and curation of scientific data is also growing. To meet this need, the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences has developed SciData, a new master's initiative focusing on science data management. Partners include the Institute of Museum and Library Services along with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Information International Associates (IIa), the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). For more information, see the press release.
Wed, 1 Feb 2012 11:15:36 -0500
A portable brain-imaging device invented by scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a Department of Energy laboratory, is moving closer to commercial market. This new way to "see" inside the body offers promise of a deeper understanding of the brain and the diseases that affect it. The miniaturization of a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner allows for a dynamic range of new applications, including integration with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and compact scanners that can be "worn" by fully conscious, active rats (see Press Release). Read more at the DOepatents database, and view related patents to this invention. DOepatents is the central collection of DOE patent information, where research and development intersect with innovation and invention. This collection demonstrates the Department's considerable contribution to scientific progress from the 1940s to today.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:26:08 -0500
Mildred Dresselhaus and Burton Richter are 2012 recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, a Presidential award that is one of the oldest and most prestigious science and technology honors bestowed by the U.S. Government. Dresselhaus was honored "for her scientific leadership, her major contributions to science and energy policy, her selfless work in science education and the advancement of diversity in the scientific workplace, and her highly original and impactful research." Richter was honored "for the breadth of his influence in the multiple disciplines of accelerator physics and particle physics, his profound scientific discoveries, his visionary leadership as SLAC Director, his leadership of science, and his notable contributions in energy and public policy." Read more about these and other DOE scientific achievements at the DOE R&D Accomplishment website.
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:54:55 -0500
The wealth of current and timely scientific and technical information from countries around the world found at WorldWideScience.org is now available as a SciVerse Hub application. By entering search terms in the free WWS application query box, users can search WWS in parallel with Elsevier's SciVerse Hub content, thereby exposing researchers to high-value content from around the world that they might not otherwise discover (see Deep Web Technologies' press release ). "WorldWideScience.org is very excited to be part of Elsevier's Applications & Developer Network," said Lorrie Apple Johnson, Operating Agent representative for the WorldWideScience Alliance and Product Manager for WWS.org. "SciVerse users will benefit from having access to this type of information."
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:23:09 -0500
The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) has been added to the deep web search on Science.gov. to provide a wealth of information on aquatic species, plants, animals, and microbes. This reference gateway to invasive species information, organizations, and services from the National Agricultural Library is automatically searched on the Science.gov basic search. NISIC may also be searched individually or in conjunction with other select databases on the advanced search.
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:15:18 -0500
Saul Perlmutter's live stream "Supernovae, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe: How the Energy Department Helped to Win (yet another) Nobel Prize," available now at OSTI's Energy Citations Database. Perlmutter was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his breakthrough research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read more about Saul Perlmutter.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:29:12 -0500
Added recently to WorldWideScience.org: the Synapse database, provided by the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE), including information from over 100 medical journals; PLEIADI, the open access platform for scientific literature in Italy, sponsored by inter-university consortia CASPUR and CILEA; AGRIS, the international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology – an initiative run by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Get scientific and technical information from over 70 countries at WorldWideScience.org.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:29:10 -0500
Emilio Segrè won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1959 for the discovery of the antiproton, an antiparticle having the same mass as a proton but opposite in electrical charge. Read about this researcher at DOE R&D Accomplishments, a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Wed, 4 Jan 2012 06:53:36 -0500
Six agencies, in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service, have launched a pilot website to promote Science & Technology careers in the federal government.
Tue, 3 Jan 2012 11:22:14 -0500
See the EDUconnections website and read about Howard University's role in the DOE-funded Historically Black College and University/Minority Institution Environmental Technology Consortium consisting of 17 universities throughout the nation. Find Howard University's research documents in the DOE OSTI databases:
EDUconnections features U.S. community colleges and universities committed to supporting and advancing DOE scientific research programs. For more institutions in the EDUconnections spotlight, visit the archive page.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 08:07:36 -0500
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) brightens the holidays for a number of area school children. Since the early 1990s, staff at OSTI have sponsored an Angel Tree Program for students from Norwood Elementary School. This year, each child in the program had three Angels on the OSTI tree. The wrapped gifts were collected and delivered to the Oliver Springs Angel Tree Ministry which distributes the gifts to the children before the winter break. Earlier in December, OSTI collected food items to be distributed to children for their weekend meals. This long-standing tradition is one way OSTI participates in the local community. OSTI, within the DOE Office of Science and located at 1 Science.gov Way in Oak Ridge, advances science and sustains technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useable to DOE researchers and to the public.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 08:06:30 -0500
Saul Perlmutter, 2011 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, has been a leader in the exploration of dark energy. Read about this DOE researcher at DOE R&D Accomplishments and explore the universe using Science Accelerator; check out the search results for big bang and supernovae.
Thu, 1 Dec 2011 14:13:19 -0500
Stanford's list of Nobel Laureates is long and distinguished, as is its research relationship with the U.S. Department of Energy. Read about Stanford's research and resource connections to DOE at the OSTI .EDUconnections website. .EDUconnections features U.S. community colleges and universities committed to supporting and advancing DOE scientific research programs. For more institutions in the .EDUconnections spotlight, visit the archive page.
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:37:30 -0400
Community Colleges across the country are revving up to educate tomorrow's scientific and technical workforce, and Pellissippi State Community College is no exception. Not only is the college in East Tennessee expanding the teaching of technology, the use of technology in instruction, and the transfer of technology to local business and industry, it?s also charging engines in a more literal sense. Through support from the U.S. Department of Energy, Pellissippi State is demonstrating its continued efforts toward sustainability and environmental stewardship with the recent addition of new electric vehicle charging stations at two of its campuses. Anyone with a vehicle compatible with the station may use it and for now there is no cost to the users. Read more Pellissippi State's diverse technology programs at http://www.osti.gov/EDUconnections/ccc/pstcc. The .EDUconnections website spotlights educational institutions with connections to DOE scientific research programs.
Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:37:27 -0400
Have you ever wanted to save all the items on a search results page but found that checking each item a cumbersome process? With Science Accelerator, you now have a quick and easy option – to 'Select all displayed'. This selects all the results on the page that you are viewing. In addition, the search and retrieval capability for one of the Science Accelerator resources, DOE R&D Accomplishments, has been enhanced to provide an improved results list. Also, sharing your search results via e-mail now offers the capability to send a comment to the recipient. Explore these new capabilities via the basic search or the advanced search.
Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:05:28 -0400
Daniel Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery of quasicrystals." Shechtman is an associate scientist at the Department of Energy Ames Laboratory (see DOE news release), an Iowa State University professor of materials science and engineering, and the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He is currently at the Technion in Haifa, Israel. Read more about Shechtman at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Wed, 5 Oct 2011 10:04:35 -0400
Saul Perlmutter, a physicist at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley, won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae" (see DOE press release). Perlmutter shares the prize with Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University and Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute. Read more about Perlmutter at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Mon, 3 Oct 2011 15:15:59 -0400
The University of Puerto Rico provides numerous research opportunities for students, including the Mauyaquez High Energy Physics Group funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. Currently this group is working in the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. Learn more about the University at the OSTI .EDUconnections website, and find related research documents.
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:19:53 -0400
Children ask the most probing questions about the world around them -- and they want immediate answers. Health issues pop up at inopportune times. Now you can always have an authoritative response at hand using mobile Science.gov. Anywhere, anytime, you can go to m.science.gov to get science information quickly. Read more about Science.gov, the online gateway to over 45 databases and more than 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies.
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:15:03 -0400
Researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) can now make their scientific research data easier to cite and easier to find from worldwide sources. The DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is now registering publicly available scientific research datasets created by DOE-funded researchers through DataCite. OSTI, within the Office of Science, became a member of DataCite in January 2011 to facilitate access to DOE datasets. Through this membership, OSTI assigns permanent identifiers, known as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), to the individual datasets to aid in citation, discovery, and retrieval. Creating stable pathways to these datasets makes the scientific process more accessible and the research more replicable for future discoveries.
OSTI Director Walter Warnick said, “This service yields easier access and identification of scientific research datasets produced by DOE-funded researchers so that they can be readily found and cited with confidence.”
Wed, 7 Sep 2011 08:46:08 -0400
When you search for green energy research information at the DOE Green Energy portal, you will now receive results that allow you to explore more narrow concepts, related concepts, or even broader concepts than your original scientific query (see press release). With its new semantic search technology, DOE Green Energy affords you the use of the familiar and simple search box -- yet still provides the benefits of an advanced search technology to help get to the information you need. In addition, the DOE Green Energy site recently deployed an auto-complete feature. This means that as you type your query, such as "ethanol," into the search box, you will immediately see a list of associated concepts, i.e., ethanol fuel, cellulosic ethanol, direct methanol fuel cell, etc. from which to choose. DOE Green Energy results come from valuable sources of DOE research and development (R&D) information. These sources include DOE databases of technical reports and patents, filtered for green energy related subjects such as solar, hydro, geothermal, and wind energy, energy storage, tidal and wave power, direct energy conversion, nuclear fuel cycle, biomass and synthetic fuels, and much more.
Fri, 2 Sep 2011 07:46:49 -0400
The DOE Rocky Mountain Solar Training Program partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Salt Lake Community College , and others, works to accelerate the use of solar electric technologies and training programs within a 15 state western US region. Salt Lake Community College is the largest higher education institution with the most diverse student body in Utah. Read more at community college connections about this institution's diverse science and technology programs. Community college connections is a part of the .EDUconnections website, hosted by OSTI.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:55:37 -0400
He developed a host of particle detectors and won the 1992 Nobel Prize for his ground breaking multiwire proportional chamber which revolutionized particle physics. Find resources with additional information about Georges Charpak at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:14:13 -0400
Science images from the NSF Image Collection have been added to the Science.gov image search. The Science.gov image search makes it easy to find science images from a variety of federal agencies/organizations, including NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS and USGS-NBII. Get photos and drawings of plants, weather and space images, photos of thousands of marine species, and more.
Tue, 2 Aug 2011 09:34:46 -0400
Read about the unique partnership between DOE National Labs, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society bringing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research and education funding to the Nation's Tribal Colleges and Universities. Find quick links such as:
-- Energy Resource Development Tribal Internship Program
-- Tribal schools create their own biodiesel to win energy challenge
-- Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse
-- DOE Tribal College Student Summer Internships
OSTI's .EDUconnections features U.S. institutions committed to supporting and advancing DOE scientific research programs. For more institutions in the .EDUconnections spotlight, visit the archive page.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:01:32 -0400
A software package developed at Los Alamos National Lab was recently touted by President Obama in his remarks at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center. President Obama said that a team of researchers at LANL teamed with Procter and Gamble "to adapt software developed for war … to dramatically boost the performance of diapers." "Yes, diapers," said the President. "Folks chuckle, but those who've been parents -- (laughter) -- are always on the lookout for indestructible, military-grade diapers." President Obama noted that "federal agencies are working with private companies to make powerful, often unaffordable modeling and simulation software easier to access." The software package, Computational Fluid Dynamics Library, is available at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Science and Technology Software Center, hosted at OSTI. Software packages in the OSTI collection can be used for a variety of applications, and in many cases are available in multiple platforms, such as PC, workstation, or supercomputer.
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:38:35 -0400
To get exquisitely detailed imaging of the inside of the human body, today's medical practitioners turn to the MRI. To get to the roots of the MRI, researchers turn to I.I. Rabi and his ground-breaking exploration of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in the 1940s. Rabi's work led to the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physics and supported not only the development of the MRI, but the atomic clock and the laser as well. To top off his legacy, Rabi was known for his love for and ability to teach younger generations of physicists. Find resources with additional information at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:42:52 -0400
Learn about U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) fellowships, internships, competitions and more at the Workforce Development for Teachers & Scientists (WDTS), a program within the DOE Office of Science. WDTS provides a continuum of opportunities to the Nation's students and teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more about these opportunities.
Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:41:17 -0400
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has a multitude of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies that are available for licensing. Opportunities are available to both small and large businesses -- from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Get more DOepatents news and read about the Department's considerable contribution to scientific progress from the 1940s to today at the DOepatents website.
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:03:31 -0400
EnergyFiles has been revamped and now searches over 50 databases of science information in fields relevant to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Topics include biology and medicine, fission and nuclear technologies, geophysics, materials science, mathematics, renewable energy, and more. You can search EnergyFiles with a single query at the homepage, or utilize the advanced search for more customized results. You can also browse useful links related to each subject, including links to relevant organizations, conference information, and reference materials. Over 25% of the resources point to DOE-funded research information. EnergyFiles was the first known federal government federated search engine and was listed in 2005 as a top search portal by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Improvements include:
-- A one-stop search of all EnergyFiles resources
-- Ranking of results based on relevance
-- Clustering of results by subtopics, authors, and dates
-- Sorting options by rank, date, title, author, and limiting by source
-- Daily, weekly, or monthly alerts of new information in your areas of interest
-- Eureka News results related to your search terms
-- Mark & send option for emailing results to friends and colleagues
-- Download capabilities
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:30:28 -0400
Arabic has been added to the suite of translated languages at WorldWideScience.org, bringing the total number of translated languages to 10. At WorldWideScience.org, your query can be translated into the languages of the search engine's 80-plus databases and the results can be translated into your preferred language. In addition, WorldWideScience.org has added a new multimedia search capability, including search of speech-indexed scientific videos from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and CERN. Speech-indexing is provided by the Microsoft Research Audio Video Indexing System (MAVIS). Also, a mobile version of WorldWideScience.org (http://m.worldwidescience.org) has been launched, which will mark another first in the field of federated search. These enhancements build on WorldWideScience.org's history of innovation in combining information and search technologies with a commitment to accelerate scientific discovery. This commitment is shared by the multilateral WorldWideScience Alliance, comprised of globally-dispersed national and international scientific and technical information organizations.
Wed, 8 Jun 2011 06:44:13 -0400
OSTI now offers a "mashup" of a unique speech-recognition search capability within federated search tools to help citizens and researchers alike find scientific multimedia worldwide. This application appears in ScienceAccelerator.gov and WorldWideScience.org, thereby extending the reach of federated searching that historically had been limited to textual information. Now enhanced multimedia files within these products will be searchable by every spoken word (see press release).
Fri, 3 Jun 2011 14:31:02 -0400
Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where Energy Secretary Steven Chu offered remarks for the 2011 graduating class, is in the Spotlight at the OSTI .EDUconnections website. .EDUconnections features U.S. community colleges and universities committed to supporting and advancing DOE scientific research programs. For more institutions in the .EDUconnections spotlight, visit the archive page.
Wed, 1 Jun 2011 09:22:43 -0400
Ivar Giaever worked in the fields of thin films, tunneling, and superconductivity, which eventually yielded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973. He collaborated to develop Electric Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing, a technology which studies in real time the activities of cells grown in tissue culture and has many applications today in the biophysical technology market. Find resources with additional information at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Thu, 26 May 2011 09:22:52 -0400
DOE, CERN and Microsoft Research have teamed up to make CERN multimedia accessible through the ScienceCinema multimedia search engine (see the press release). CERN is one of the world's leading particle physics laboratories and has its headquarters in Geneva. Now, in addition to DOE R&D multimedia, CERN videos are every word searchable, delivering exceptionally precise and time-saving results. ScienceCinema was developed by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to make multimedia of some of DOE’s most exciting research more visible to researchers and the public.
Mon, 2 May 2011 13:39:12 -0400
OSTI mobile http://m.osti.gov/ , the mobile application that previously searched Information Bridge, has been upgraded. Now your Android, Blackberry or iPhone will give you results from a number of OSTI Databases, including Energy Citations Database, Information Bridge, ScienceCinema, DOepatents and DOE Green Energy. Narrow your search by document type including multimedia and standard options, download and email results. Get the OSTIblog, twitter, Facebook, videos, and news.
Mon, 2 May 2011 13:39:09 -0400
Energy Technology programs are offered now at Arapahoe Community College:
-- Solar Photovoltaic Systems Technician Certificate
-- Solar Thermal System Technician Certificate
-- Energy Analyst (Auditor) Certificate
-- Construction Supervision AAS Degree
-- LEED Exam Preparation
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:13:38 -0400
While conducting research in the early 1970s at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Samuel C.C. Ting concluded he had evidence of a new elementary particle three times heavier than a proton and much longer-lived than anything physics currently knew of (where "long life" is often measured in minute fractions of a second). Ting announced his discovery of the "J particle" at about the same time Burton Richter at Stanford University demonstrated the existence of the "psi particle." Richter went on to serve as Director of the DOE Stanford Linear Accelerator Center from 1984-1999. Their dual discoveries provided the first experimental evidence for a fourth quark, "charm," and earned them the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics. Find resources with additional information at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:30:20 -0400
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Department of Energy have teamed up to ensure sustainability of the entire life cycle. Core research programs at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center span the biofuels pipeline, from creating improved biofuel feedstocks to developing improved processing techniques and catalysts. Get more information at the OSTI .EDUconnections website. .EDUconnections features U.S. institutions committed to supporting and advancing DOE scientific research programs. For more institutions in the .EDUconnections spotlight, visit the archive page.
Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:38:27 -0500
Do you need info for Women’s History Month? Think Women in DOE Science History. Ada Yonath, 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Barbara McClintock, 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; and Maria Goeppert-Mayer, 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics, are featured at the DOE R&D Accomplishments website. Yonath counts as a double bonus if you also need info for the International Year of Chemistry. All three researchers accomplished their award-winning discoveries through work at DOE labs. A few facts (more can be found at the DOE R&D Accomplishments site):
-- Yonath established the Weizmann Institute in 1970, which was for almost a decade the only protein crystallography laboratory in Israel.
-- Among McClintock's many honors for her discovery of mobile genetic elements is a U.S. Postal Service Stamp dedication.
-- Goeppert-Mayer, for development of the nuclear shell model, was the second woman to receive the Nobel Prize in physics (following Marie Curie) and the fourth American woman to win a Nobel Prize.
DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:53:29 -0500
At the Anderson County Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 2010 Awards Luncheon today, OSTI was honored with two awards: a 1st Place Gold Award "for setting the mark in employee participation to the 2010-2011 Combined Federal Campaign in Anderson County" and a 2nd Place Silver Award "for setting the mark in per capita giving to the 2010-2011 Combined Federal Campaign in Anderson County". Several members of the OSTI staff were also recognized for their help and generous contributions. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
Tue, 1 Mar 2011 10:36:13 -0500
From biological sciences to automotive engineering, Macomb Community College has a wide range of programs now featured at the Community College Connections website. Read about Macomb Community College and other colleges and universities benefiting from Department of Energy research and development at .EDUconnections and Community College Connections.
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:10:49 -0500
Use this tag cloud to quickly find research results related to your scientific key words of interest in the DOE R&D Accomplishments database. There is a direct correlation between font size and quantity: the more times a term appears in the bibliographic citations, the larger the font size. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:10:48 -0500
The J/psi is the subatomic particle that helped verify the existence of the charmed quark and bolstered the theoretical picture explaining nature's fundamental particles and how they interact. Burton Richter shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1976 for his co-discovery of J/psi. Find out more at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website.DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science. For a quick look at the Accomplishments database, see the new Accomplishments tagcloud.
Tue, 8 Feb 2011 08:12:29 -0500
ScienceCinema uses innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research to allow users to quickly find video files produced by the DOE National Laboratories and other DOE research facilities. When users search for specific scientific words and phrases of interest to them, precise snippets of the video where the specific search term was spoken will appear along with a timeline. Users can then select a snippet or a segment along the timeline to begin playing the video at the exact point in the video where the words were spoken. While the launch of the video database will include an initial 1,000 hours of content, it will continue to grow as new DOE R&D-related videos are produced. See the press release.
Tue, 8 Feb 2011 08:11:35 -0500
Data.gov recently incorporated into its Tools Catalogue several additional search engines developed by OSTI. These include:
Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:38:52 -0500
Iowa State University's vision is to lead the world in advancing the land-grant ideas of putting science, technology, and human creativity to work. A unique partnership with Ames Lab is proving productive. Read more at the OSTI .EDUconnections website. .EDUconnections features U.S. institutions committed to supporting and advancing DOE scientific research programs. For more institutions in the .EDUconnections spotlight, visit the archive page.