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August 9, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $39 Million to Strengthen University-Led Nuclear Energy Research and Development

51 Projects Aim to Cut Carbon Pollution, Create Clean Energy Jobs and Strengthen America’s Nuclear Energy Industry

August 8, 2011
Tiny Terminators: New Micro-Robots Assemble, Repair Themselves and Are Surprisingly Strong

Tiny robots that can assemble and repair themselves? Watch a video of Argonne National Laboratory's micro-robots that easily perform tasks that can challenge other robots, including moving objects that are larger than themselves.

July 21, 2011
Senior Scientist Michael Wang uses his favorite tool at Argonne -- the GREET tool he helped develop. | Courtesy of Argonne
10 Questions for a Senior Scientist: Michael Wang

Dr. Wang's work spans a wide range -- from transportation fuels to advanced vehicles technologies. His team also developed GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation), a computer model for analyzing energy and the environmental effects of these technologies and fuels.

July 8, 2011
Chains of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae | Photo Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
Geek-Up[7.8.2011]: Cyanobacteria, Biofuels and Next-Generation Batteries

This edition of the Geek-Up highlights the potential boost that cyanobacteria could deliver to biofuels and examines how computer design tools are advancing the next generation of electric drive vehicle batteries.

June 30, 2011
Biochemist Dan Schabacker uses microbial forensics technology -- using proteins in microbes to get clues about how they were created -- to detect where organisms, such as anthrax spores, came from. | Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
10 Questions for a Biochemist: Dan Schabacker

This Argonne biochemist works on developing biochips, which can identify proteins and used to trace the origins of biological agents such as anthrax in addition to their ability to diagnose infections and even cancer.

June 24, 2011
CX-006220: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Phase and Frequency Locked Magnetrons for Superconducting Radio Frequency Sources, Phase II
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 06/24/2011
Location(s): Batavia, Illinois
Office(s): Science, Fermi Site Office

June 20, 2011
Cyber Security Summer School: Lessons for the Modern Grid

The Energy Department has partnered with a university-based project performing cutting-edge research to improve the way electric infrastructure is built, increasing the security and reliability of the grid.

June 17, 2011
Argonne mechanical engineer Thomas Wallner adjusts Argonne's "omnivorous engine," an automobile
engine that Wallner and his colleagues have tailored to efficiently run on blends of gasoline, ethanol and
butanol. | Courtesy of: Argonne National Laboratory.
10 Questions for an Automotive Engineer: Thomas Wallner

Meet Thomas Wallner – automotive engineer extraordinaire, who hails from Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Transportation Research. He took some time to answer our 10 Questions and share his insight on advanced engine technologies from dual-fuel to biofuels.

June 4, 2011
CX-005943: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 06/04/2011
Location(s): Chicago, Illinois
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory