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An image of silicon atoms on graphene sheet 04.03.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL Microscopy Uncovers "Dancing" Silicon Atoms in GrapheneExternal link

Jumping silicon atoms are the stars of an atomic scale ballet featured in a new study from the Office of Science's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

A group of students and a teacher holding a banner.04.01.13Article

The Final Tickets Have Been Punched . . . For a Competition Like No Other

Regional competitions for the National Science Bowl have concluded. See the finalists, and return for future updates here. Read More »

Small-angle scattering (SAS) with X-rays (pictured) or neutrons provides structural data for many biomolecules not suited for other analytical methods because of their flexible structures.04.01.13Science Highlights

Small-Angle Scattering of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

New method enables structure determination of flexible biomolecules. Read More »

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

Scientists Discover how Bacteria Convert Mercury to Toxic Form

Two genes responsible for mercury methylation identified. Read More »

Small-angle scattering (SAS) with X-rays (pictured) or neutrons provides structural data for many biomolecules not suited for other analytical methods because of their flexible structures.04.01.13Science Highlights

Small-Angle Scattering of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

New method enables structure determination of flexible biomolecules. Read More »

Data from the ARM Climate Research Facility’s Oklahoma site are advancing the understanding of continental cumulus clouds, which will improve their representation in global climate models.04.01.13Science Highlights

Fair-Weather Clouds, Cooling, and Humidity

ARM data offer insights into shallow cumulus clouds over land. Read More »

A free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) site at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers are using data from this and other FACE sites to improve climate model predictions of plant responses to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide.04.01.13Science Highlights

Improving Predictions of Forest Water Use

Data on plant responses to elevated CO2 used to assess models. Read More »

Calculations predict the zeolite structure schematically shown in the figure will effectively capture methane from a low-quality natural gas mixture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).04.01.13Science Highlights

Discovery of New Materials to Capture Methane

Predicted materials could economically produce high-purity methane from natural gas systems and separate methane from coal mine ventilation systems. Read More »

Professor Yi Cui holds a lab demonstration of the new lithium-polysulfide semi-liquid flow battery.04.01.13Science Highlights

Battery Researchers Go With the Flow

New Battery Design Could One Day Help Solar and Wind Power the Electrical Grid Read More »

Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration04.01.13Science Highlights

How Accelerator Physicists Save Time

A boosted frame of reference boosts the speed of calculations. Read More »

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