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10.23.15From the Labs

California 2100: More Frequent and More Severe Droughts and Floods LikelyExternal link

A study published in Nature Communications suggests that the weather patterns known as El Nino and La Nina could lead to at least a doubling of extreme droughts and floods in California later this century. Read MoreExternal linkage

Carnegie Mellon University 10.22.15University Research

New Technique Removes Defects While Keeping Materials StrongExternal link

An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University, has developed a new technique called cyclic healing that uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in metal crystals. Read MoreExternal linkage

Princeton University 10.22.15University Research

Scientists Predict Cool New Phase of Superionic IceExternal link

Scientists have predicted a new phase of superionic ice, a special form of ice that could exist on Uranus and Neptune, in a theoretical study performed by a team of researchers at Princeton University. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.22.15From the Labs

Studies Reveal a Unified Approach to Combating Several Bacterial DiseasesExternal link

Researchers at the University of Texas, the University of Connecticut, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered structural similarities among bacteria of various types that create the possibility of using similar approaches to fight the infections they cause. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.22.15User Facility

‘Molecular Accordion’ Drives Thermoelectric Behavior in Promising MaterialExternal link

A team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory explored the fundamental physics of the world’s best thermoelectric material—tin selenide—using neutron scattering and computer simulations. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Wisconsin-Madison 10.22.15University Research

Mother-of-Pearl’s Genesis Identified in Mineral’s TransformationExternal link

A team of Wisconsin scientists reports the first direct experimental observations of nacre formation at its earliest stages in a mollusk. Read MoreExternal linkage

President Barack Obama greets 2014 Enrico Fermi Award recipients Charles Shank, left, and Claudio Pellegrini in the Oval Office, Oct. 20, 2015. 10.21.15Article

President Obama Honors Extraordinary Scientists Who Advanced Our Understanding of the Natural WorldExternal link

Claudio Pellegrini and Chuck Shank receive the 2014 Enrico Fermi Presidential Award. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.15User Facility

Solvents Save Steps in Solar Cell ManufacturingExternal link

In a collaboration between ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)—both DOE Office of Science User Facilities—a team of neutron and materials scientists studied the structure of BHJ films to find a way to manufacture them more easily. Read MoreExternal linkage

Colorado State University 10.20.15University Research

DOE Grant to Improve a Sustainable Biofuel SourceExternal link

Colorado State University is one of 10 institutions in a $13.8 million research grant to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Hawaii 10.20.15University Research

New Study Explains Near-Annual Monsoon Oscillations Generated by El NinoExternal link

A new research study by a team of climate researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa explains for the first time the source of near-annual pressure and wind changes discovered previously in the Southeast Asian Monsoon system. Read MoreExternal linkage

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