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EPRI, Newton Labs work to profile used nuclear fuel assemblies.

September 7, 2012

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) and Newton Research Labs, Inc. have teamed together to develop underwater laser scanning tool to measure individual alignment profile of used nuclear fuel assemblies. First successful demonstration of said technology was recently completed, and second phase of development/deployment will be announced in near future. After system is validated, it will be extended to also enable measurement of PWR fuel assemblies. Read More

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NREL Summer Interns acquire lab experience.

September 7, 2012

For 10 weeks every summer, college students from across the country migrate to Golden, Colorado, to work side-by-side with top researchers at NREL, the only national laboratory solely focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. This summer, there were 4 different programs and 59 interns, including, for the first time, community college students. The largest program was the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship. Read More

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EPA opens registration for Campus RainWorks Challenge.

September 7, 2012

U.S. EPA has opened registration for student teams from colleges and universities across the country to participate in Campus RainWorks Challenge, through which teams will compete to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management. First annual competition will help raise awareness of green design and planning approaches at colleges and universities, and train next generation of landscape architects, planners, and engineers in green infrastructure principles and design. Read More

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NREL Selects HP, Intel as Partners for HPC data center project.

September 7, 2012

NREL selected HP and Intel to provide HPC system dedicated to energy systems integration, renewable energy research, and energy efficiency technologies. Set to reside at Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) under construction on Golden, CO campus, $10 million HPC system will expand modeling and simulation capabilities for advancing materials research and developing deeper understanding of biological and chemical processes as well as research into integrated energy systems. Read More

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SAE 2012 COMVEC will focus on innovation development.

September 7, 2012

To be held in Rosemont, IL from October 2-3, SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC) provides source for information and resources to aid in development of innovations regarding safety, fuel efficiency, and engine emissions. Forums, presentations, and discussions will focus on issues relative to technology, business, processes, and challenges. Along with networking opportunities, there will be technical sessions for trends, technologies, and potential solutions. Read More

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Temporary Fuel Waiver supports 8 states impacted by hurricane.

September 7, 2012

As requested by Governors, EPA exercised its authority under Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for gasoline sold and distributed in LA, MI, AL, GA, FL, TN, SC, and NC due to disruption in supply of fuel from Gulf-area refineries following Hurricane Isaac. Waiver granted by EPA in coordination with Department of Energy (DOE) will help ensure adequate supply of gasoline in impacted states until normal supply can be restored. Read More

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Open Session of ISO GA to focus on innovation, sustainability.

September 7, 2012

ANSI invites interested parties to attend Open Session on innovation, sustainable development, and standards that will take place in San Diego, CA on September 20. Part of 2012 ISO General Assembly (GA), event will feature keynote speakers Denise Naguib as well as Phil McKinney and enable stakeholders to discuss current issues. Specific technologies that will be discussed are to include wireless technology in healthcare, smart cities, and smart buildings. Read More

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NASA picks space technology proposals for development.

September 7, 2012

NASA's Space Technology Program has selected 5 technologies that could revolutionize America's space capabilities. The following proposals were selected for funding: Representing and Exploiting Cumulative Experience with Objects for Autonomous Manipulation; Lightweight High Performance Acoustic Suppression Technology Development; Fast Light Optical Gyroscopes for Precision Inertial Navigation; EHD-Based Variable Conductance Thermal Interface Material; and Membrane Enabled Reverse Lung. Read More