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A team of students 04.15.11Article

National Science Bowl Regional Results Are In! Watch Video Footage from the Competitions

Video clips from the regional science bowls show students' enthusiasm and passion for science.
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Mechanically flexible, high efficiency solar module 04.15.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Beyond Silicon: Cutting the Costs of Solar Power

New method of fabricating semiconductors from gallium arsenide promises more affordable solar power, improved semiconductor devices.
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04.13.11Announcement

Competition Opens for Time on DOE Supercomputers

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that proposals are now being accepted for the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program.
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Image of the galaxy04.12.11Article

DOE's Office of Science Labs Make Progress in Understanding Dark Energy

Is there a mysterious source of energy driving the expansion of the universe, or is our understanding of gravity incorrect? DOE lab scientists use data from observations and images of the night sky to find out.
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A soldering iron touching the end of a wire producing a droplet04.08.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Getting the Lead Out

Discarded electronics no longer pose an environmental hazard from lead solder thanks to a lead-free alternative developed at the Ames Laboratory.
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The Ames plasma torch04.05.11Article

The Ames Laboratory

Big things in a small package.
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Dr. Brinkman presenting a certificate and shaking hands with Gerald Boyd04.04.11Article

Saluting the Exceptional Service of Oak Ridge’s Gerald Boyd

The Office of Science salutes Gerald Boyd.
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ultrananocrystalline diamond-coated pump seals04.01.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Thin Sheet of Diamond Has Worlds of Uses

A new technique from Argonne National Laboratory creates thin diamond films that are helping industry save energy and could even be used in heart and eye implants.
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Molten droplet of Ames Lab lead free solder, an alloy of tin, silver, and copper04.01.11Science Highlights

A Revolutionary Advance in Solders – the “Glue” for Electronic Components

Ames Laboratory invented a non-toxic, “lead-free” solder that is now used to manufacture electronic components worldwide. Read More »

Anti-nuetrons and anti-protons formed in very high energy collisions at RHIC are observed to combine to form anti-alpha particles.04.01.11Science Highlights

Anti-Alpha Particles Observed for the First Time

Observation of these particles in cosmic rays with space based detectors would imply large amounts of anti-matter somewhere in the universe. Read More »

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