Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have experimentally produced a new class of materials blending hydrogen with sodium that could alter the superconductivity landscape and could be used for hydrogen-fuel cell storage.
Collaboration turns a novel tabletop laser – one that produces extreme ultraviolet light at unprecedented energies and pulse rates for studies of complex materials – into a commercial product.
With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists at The University of Texas at Austin has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device.
07.29.16 The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will add its computational know-how to the battle against cancer through several new projects recently announced at the White House Cancer Moonshot Summit.
07.29.16 In one of the most in-depth looks to-date at a soil metagenome — all the genetic material recovered from a sample of soil — a PNNL team has reconstructed portions of the genomes of 129 species of microbes, the first steps in identifying the genomes of the estimated 100,000 species in the sample.
07.29.16 An international team working at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has devised a method for achieving static pressures vastly higher than any previously reached.
The Enrico Fermi Award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements that are particularly distinguished and demonstrate scientific, technical, management or policy leadership. Nominations are being accepted through September 30, 2016. Read More »
The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award is bestowed by the Secretary of DOE to mid-career scientists and engineers in recognition of exceptional scientific, technical, and/or engineering contributions. Nominations are being accepted through September 30, 2016. Read More »
A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. Read More
An international research group studied carbon storage in a natural laboratory in southeastern Utah, examining the long-term interactions between CO2, water and rocks, to determine the characteristics of geological formations able to effectively contain carbon dioxide emissions.
The optics advancement led by engineers at the University at Buffalo may solve an approaching data bottleneck by helping to boost computing power and information transfer rates tenfold.
Using Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source, a University of Michigan-led team has revealed the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus. This protein may be involved in the virus’s reproduction and its interaction with the host’s immune system.
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