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DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers

In a major effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the delivery of $377 million in funding for 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) located at universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and private firms across the nation.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2009

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Bringing solar power to the masses

Researchers at the University of Arizona are chipping away at problems like how to employ solar at the utility-generating plant level, how to harness it to charge the newly indispensable products of the day - cell phones, MP3 players, laptops - what to do at night and when clouds halt the energy giveaway from the sky.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2009

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Call for papers: Nanotechnology Exposure Assessment

The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health is seeking submissions for a special issue provisionally titled, 'Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment for Nanomaterials', guest edited by Vladimir Murashov, PhD, Special Assistant to the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2009

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