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DOE Commits $777 Million to Apply Basic Science to Urgent Problems

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Science  08 May 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5928, pp. 708
DOI: 10.1126/science.324_708

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The Department of Energy (DOE) hopes its new Energy Frontier Research Centers will bridge the gap between basic and applied work in energy research. Eight years in the making, the $777 million program will support 1100 scientists working in interdisciplinary groups examining everything from making lighting more efficient to using photosynthesis to create new fuels derived from solar energy.