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11.27.13FROM THE LABS

How Scavenging Fungi Became a Plant’s Best Friend

Glomeromycota is an ancient lineage of fungi that has a symbiotic relationship with roots that goes back nearly 420 million years to the earliest plants. More than two thirds of the world’s plants depend on this soil-dwelling symbiotic fungus to survive, including critical agricultural crops such as wheat, cassava, and rice. Read More »

11.26.13FROM THE LABS

Lingering Clouds, Lasting AnswersExternal link

PNNL study shows why pollution results in larger, deeper and longer lasting storm clouds, leading to colder days and warmer nights. Read More »

11.25.13FROM THE LABS

What happens at Oak Ridge National Lab and why does it matter?External link

Hear from the scientists themselves in this new video. Read More »

Brookhaven Lab physicist Antonio Checco.11.25.13ARTICLE

Singin’ in the Rain

Ultra water-repellent material developed at Brookhaven Lab may lead to many warming applications. Read More »

11.22.13FROM THE LABS

Will 2-D Tin be the Next Super Material?External link

Theorists predict new single-layer material could go beyond graphene, conducting electricity with 100 percent efficiency at room temperature. Read More »

This prototype lithium ion battery, made in a Stanford lab, contains a silicon electrode protected with a coating of self-healing polymer. 11.21.13FROM THE LABS

Scientists Invent Self-Healing Battery ElectrodeExternal link

Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries. Read More »

11.20.13FROM THE LABS

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Seeks to Enhance Tiny Engine Performance for MilitaryExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineers are trying to improve efficiency and performance in tiny engines in remote-controlled airplanes that have applications for aerial military surveillance. Read More »

11.19.13FROM THE LABS

A Superconductor-Surrogate Earns Its StripesExternal link

Berkeley Lab study reveals origins of an exotic phase of matter. Read More »

DOE Go Amazon 2014 Logo11.19.13PRESS RELEASE

DOE Projects Announced to Better Understand Amazon Regional Climate

Green Ocean Amazon 2014, sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, is an interagency, international campaign with the overarching goal of advancing the understanding of how land-atmosphere processes affect tropical hydrology and climate within the Amazon Basin. Read More »

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is home to Titan, the world’s most powerful supercomputer for open science with a theoretical peak performance exceeding 20 petaflops (quadrillion calculations per second). 11.18.13PRESS RELEASE

Accelerating Scientific Discovery and InnovationExternal link

Two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science will share nearly 6 billion core hours on 59 research projects through the 2014 INCITE awards. Read More »

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