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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition

Leer en Español The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the winners of the 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition, an annual challenge that offers college students experience in the renewable energy industry and the chance to win cash prizes for developing real-world geothermal solutions. Team GeoTribe from the University of Oklahoma won … [continued]

U.S. National Science Foundation Expands National AI Research Institute Partnerships to 40 States

Originally published on The U.S. National Science Foundation. WASHINGTON — Last week, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of 7 institutes funded in 2020. The combined investment of $220 million expands the reach of these … [continued]

The researchers have created for the first time compounds made from mixtures of calcium hexaboride, strontium and barium hexaboride. From left: Scanning electron microscope image of hexaboride structure at the 5 micron scale; image at the 500 nanometers scale. Image Credit: Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego

Safer, More-Efficient Storage Of Hydrogen With New Ceramic Materials

Hydrogen may soon become far easier (and safer) to store, thanks to the development of a new class of ceramic materials by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. The new materials are composed of a mixture of calcium hexaboride, strontium, and barium hexaboride — this is the first … [continued]