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October 1, 2007 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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U.S. Department of Energy Launches New Patent Web Site

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of a Web site, DOepatents, which allows search and retrieval of information from a collection of more than 20,000 patent records (www.osti.gov/doepatents). The database represents a growing collection of patents resulting from R&D supported by DOE. DOepatents consists of bibliographic records, with full text where available via either a PDF file or an HTML link to the record at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The DOepatents database is updated quarterly with new patent records. The site is updated regularly with news and information about significant and recent inventions. Resource links for inventors are included at the site, as well as Recent Inventions and Patent News pages. DOepatents was developed by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). OSTI, a part of the DOE Office of Science, accelerates discovery by making research results rapidly available to scientists and to the public. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the nation.

Highlighted at DOepatents is a compilation of noteworthy DOE innovations from the past few decades. These technologies have improved quality of life and provided national economic, health, and environmental benefits. One such invention is the Artificial Retina, a collaborative research project between DOE national laboratories, universities, and the private sector aimed at restoring vision to millions of people blinded by retinal disease. Another invention is the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s pioneering multijunction solar cell. A cell based on this design set a world efficiency record in converting sunlight to electricity. The DOepatents database also includes inventions of Nobel Laureates associated with DOE or its predecessors such as Enrico Fermi, Glenn Seaborg, and Luis Alvarez, along with other distinguished scientists.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy



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