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10-m South Pole Telescope at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott Research Station.08.01.13Science Highlight

Patterns in the Cosmos Trace Evolution of the Universe

Detection of subtle polarization patterns in the Cosmic Microwave Background opens a new window on fundamental physics and cosmology. Read More »

Scanning electron micrograph of a new solid electrolyte material (lithium thiophosphate) showing its surface morphology and the nanoscale porosity which are responsible for its high ionic conductivity; Inset shows its crystal structure.07.01.13Science Highlight

New Materials for High-Energy, Long-Life Rechargeable Batteries

Using sulfur-rich, highly ionic compounds as cathodes and electrolytes enables solid-state lithium-sulfur rechargeable batteries. Read More »

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) experiments have been used to visualize the formation of composite particles called “heavy electrons” with the lowering of temperature.07.01.13Science Highlight

Visualizing the Onset of “Heavy Electron” Superconductivity

Electrons can behave as if they are a hundred times heavier than free electrons and superconducting. Read More »

Jefferson Lab's K20 supercomputer.06.01.13Science Highlight

Supercomputing on a Budget

The optimization of commercial hardware and specialized software enables cost-effective supercomputing. Read More »

Daya Bay06.01.13Science Highlight

The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron Neutrinos Turn into Muon Neutrinos

Surprisingly large effect greatly increases the probability that new neutrino experiments will be able to see the differences between matter and antimatter. Read More »

Protons and x-rays permit direct, nondestructive imaging of melting and solidification of metal alloys.06.01.13Science Highlight

Using Protons to Peer into Metal Solidification

Proton radiography is a new tool for imaging melting and solidification of metals. Read More »

DOE JGI researchers have helped develop a technique that uses the Pacific Biosciences sequencing machine to fully automate the workflow for DNA sample preparation, sequencing, and assembly.06.01.13Science Highlight

New Technique Improves Microbial Genome Assembly

Tool simplifies workflow for DNA sample preparation to finished sequence. Read More »

Krill feed on algae living within sea ice brine in the Arctic.05.01.13Science Highlight

Simulating Complex Sea Ice–Salt Water Interactions

New two-step desalinization process improves climate model. Read More »

An interactive visualization enabled by the Ultra-scale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT) project showing a volume rendering with overlaid slice plots.05.01.13Science Highlight

Getting the Most from Ultra-Large Climate Datasets

Project provides tools for advanced data analysis and visualization. Read More »

Researchers have identified two genes required for bacterial conversion of mercury into methylmercury, a more toxic form.04.01.13Science Highlight

Scientists Discover how Bacteria Convert Mercury to Toxic Form

Two genes responsible for mercury methylation identified. Read More »

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