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  • 04/14/2017

    CaloriCoolTM, an early stage research consortium led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, expects to test new materials for use in improved refrigeration technologies sometime this year. Because current residential and commercial cooling consumes one out of every five (or more) kilowatt-hours of electricity generated in the U.S., the consortium recently assembled a team of academic and industry scientists and engineers to continue research and development work on the challenge of radically improving the energy efficiency of refrigeration technologies.

  • 04/05/2017

    The Science Center of Iowa will come alive on Saturday, April 8, with the sights and sounds of middle school and high school students excited about science.

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, the DOE’s Ames Laboratory, and the Science Center of Iowa are partnering to offer a STEM Mentoring Café from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines.

  • 03/21/2017

    Despite a surge in solar cell R&D in recent years involving emerging materials such as organics and perovskites, the solar cell industry continues to favor inorganic crystalline silicon photovoltaics.

  • 03/09/2017

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical models of superconductivity.

  • 03/03/2017

    WASHINGTON – Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was sworn in on March 2, 2017, as the 14th Secretary of the United States Department of Energy.