New ultra-efficient HPC data center debuts

Scientists and researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are constantly innovating, integrating novel technologies, and "walking the talk." Since 1982, NREL has won 52 R&D ...

Energy nominee favors all-of the-above approach

(AP)—President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Energy Department advocates an all-of-the-above approach to energy and favors natural gas as a "bridge fuel" to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming.

Breakthrough could lead to drugs that better combat 'superbugs'

(Phys.org)—In the never-ending battle between antibiotic developers and the bacteria they fight, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have made a key breakthrough that could allow ...

Tesla CEO vows to pay off US loan early

The chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Motors says his company plans to pay back an Energy Department loan in half the time required by the U.S. government.

Genes allow bacteria to mess with mercury, study finds

By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury, which is far more toxic, scientists today have taken a significant step toward protecting human health.

US Fed acknowledges computer system hacked

The Federal Reserve acknowledged Wednesday its computer systems were accessed by hackers but said the incident did not affect the central bank's "critical operations."

US Energy Department was hacking victim

The US Department of Energy on Monday confirmed it was the target of a cyber attack in January, which stole employee and contractor data, but said no classified data was compromised.

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