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A marine sponge that produces silicon dioxide fibers.
Ever wonder about Daniel Morse's work? He and his colleagues develop biologically-inspired, nanostructured semiconductors modeled after sea sponges. Learn the basics!
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Department of Energy's ARPA-E will distribute $100 million for research on energy efficient building technologies and smart grid concepts.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Blog
The DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy awards UC Santa Barbara $1.6 million to develop an energy storage device for hybrid electric vehicles that combines the properties of capacitors and batteries into one technology.
Date: 11/28/2012
The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy announced that their TRANSNET project teams will design new software systems that provide travelers information about energy-efficient transportation options to reach their destinations.
Date: 07/30/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The Department of Energy announced $106M today in funding for 37 experimental projects that could radically change the ways that we think of alternative energy.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
Global investment in nuclear power is at a much smaller magnitude than that of renewable energy. Many world powers generate more energy from non-hydro renewables than from nuclear.
Date: 07/20/2015
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
The union between France-based Areva and concentrating solar power start up Ausra may accelerate large scale renewable technology deployment.
Date: 02/08/2010
Type: Blog
Revolutionary material allows electrons to travel on its surface with no loss of energy, drastically improving computer chip efficiency and possibly replacing common silicon semiconductors.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News
Philips LED bulb
Energy-efficient LED bulbs have been improving in terms of brightness, color and price, but do the efficiency savings pay for themselves? This blog post provides an analysis of the costs and benefits.
Date: 11/19/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A new paper from the World Resources Institute finds that 1199 coal plants are currently proposed in 59 countries. What would our world with 1200 new coal-fired power plants look like?
Date: 11/27/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change

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