energy

November 19, 2018

Over 100 people gathered off the tip of Long Island this month to roleplay a cyberattack that takes out the U.S. electric grid for weeks on end.

November 09, 2018

Sales are surging, but the costs of building the associated infrastructure suggest this will be a lengthy transition. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all drive without dirtying the air we breathe? Alas, not everyone can afford an electric car.

November 08, 2018

Most of the reactors operating around the world--including the ones at Fukushima and almost all of the 100 or so plants operating in the U.S.--were built from designs drafted during the slide-rule era and adapted from reactors used on aircraft carriers and submarines.

November 07, 2018

Phone makers promise "all-day battery life." Sure, and you haven't stolen any of the kids' Halloween candy. If you recently bought a new flagship phone, chances are its battery life is actually worse than an older model.

November 02, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center has signed a contract with Cray for NERSC’s next-generation supercomputer, a pre-exascale machine slated to be delivered in 2020. Named “Perlmutter,” in honor of Berkeley Lab’s Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, it is the first NERSC system specifically designed to meet the needs of large-scale simulations as well as data analysis from experimental and observational facilities.

October 28, 2018

According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, STEM Education a must for the next generation of energy workers and a coordinated response is needed to address the education deficit.

October 28, 2018

The National Zero Emissions Vehicle Program endorsed by GM on Friday would gradually increase the percentage of electric vehicles manufacturers would have to make for their fleet each year starting at 7 percent in 2021 and rising to 25 percent by 2030.

October 24, 2018

It is a cliché to say the United States has no energy policy, and in the formal sense, it's true. The federal government has never passed sweeping legislation aimed at advancing U.S. energy security that addresses both supply and demand. But even without top-down direction, America currently has a better, most sensible approach to energy development than any other country in the world, both for the short- and long-term.

October 15, 2018

Batteries are like mousetraps: If you can build a better one, the world will beat a path to your door. In 2013, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) created the RANGE Program, short for "Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems." The Department of Energy (DoE) had recognized that electrochemical energy storage (batteries) were going to play a vital role in future renewable power grids and electric vehicles.

October 01, 2018

The United States government has unveiled a slew of different Quantum Information Science (QIS) projects, with several different initiatives set to help the nation prepare for a future with quantum computers and quantum communications systems.

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