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August 21, 2013
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are using predictive tools to understand ecological changes driven by frequent fires due to invasive plant species in California’s Mojave Desert. In collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists are integrating recent advances in fire science and remote sensing tools to characterize the relationship between non-native invasive plant species and wildfire in the desert under current and changing climate conditions. The satellite image shown here is of the Mojave Desert transformed to principal components highlighting geologic formations, land use and vegetation cover. | Image courtesy of PNNL scientist Jerry Tagestad and the U.S. Global Land Cover Facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Photo of the Week: Mapping the Link between Invasive Plants and Wildfire in the Mojave Desert

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August 21, 2013
California: Next-Generation Geothermal Demonstration Launched

First-of-its-kind achievement successfully demonstrates that EGS technologies are commercially viable.

August 19, 2013
California: Conducting Polymer Binder Boosts Storage Capacity, Wins R&D 100 Award

Working with Nextval, Inc., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a Conducting Polymer Binder for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.

August 16, 2013
10 Questions for a Scientist: Dr. Ryan Wiser

Learn about Dr. Ryan Wiser's work to develops new areas of research on topics of enormous social consequence.

August 16, 2013
California: TetraCell Silicon Solar Cell Improves Efficiency, Wins R&D 100 Award

TetraSun, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, developed a novel crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) cell architecture and manufacturing process that achieves efficiencies exceeding 21% with costs comparable to conventional crystalline PV cells.

August 16, 2013
California: Heliotrope Technologies Wins R&D 100 Award for Universal Smart Window Coating that Saves Energy and Increases Comfort

EERE-funded Heliotrope Technologies, with support from EERE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), received a 2013 R&D 100 Award for their Universal Smart Window (USW) Coating.

August 8, 2013
Audit Report: OAS-M-13-06

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Use of Time and Materials Subcontracts

July 22, 2013
EIS-0431: DOE Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Hydrogen Energy California's Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Kern County, CA

July 19, 2013
This 1981 photo shows the Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF), an experimental magnetic confinement fusion device built using a magnetic mirror at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The MFTF functioned as the primary research center for mirror fusion devices.
 
The design consisted of a 64-meter-long vacuum vessel fitted with 26 coil magnets bonding the center of the vessel and two 400-ton yin-yang magnet mirrors at either end. The first magnet produced a magnetic field force equal to the weight of 30 jumbo jets hanging from the magnet coil. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: The Mirror Fusion Test Facility

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July 19, 2013
EIS-0431: EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Hydrogen Energy California's Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Kern County, CA