News Archives

High magnification microscopy images of silica bubbles.06.01.12Science Highlights

Directed Evolution: Semiconductors Emulating Biology

Enzymes originating from marine sponges were intentionally altered to create a new enzyme that can make semiconductors in artificial cells. Read More »

Amanita muscaria of the class Agaricomycetes06.01.12Science Highlights

A Fungal End to Coal in the Carboniferous Period?

Insights into the origin of ligninases can help develop processes to convert biomass into bioenergy. Read More »

PhytoPET plant imaging system.06.01.12Science Highlights

Radiation Imaging Detectors for Plant Photosynthesis Research

Imaging tools aid research in global climate change, plant genetics, biofuels, agriculture, and carbon sequestration. Read More »

The Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) Unit nearing completion at the Savannah River Site.06.01.12Science Highlights

Improved Method to Clean-Up Legacy Radioactive Waste

Chemistry provides a route to selective binding and extraction of radioactive cesium. Read More »

Lintner, B. R., M. Biasutti, N. S. Diffenbaugh, J.-E. Lee, M. J. Niznik, and K. L. Findell (2012)06.01.12Science Highlights

Increase in Very Wet and Very Dry Months in the Tropics Linked to Global Warming

Impacts of anthropogenic warming on tropical land region rainfall. Read More »

Scanning electron micrograph of the first sequenced archea Methanococcus jannaschii.06.01.12Science Highlights

Microbes Working Together to Produce Methane

Understanding how two microbes work together to produce the greenhouse gas methane. Read More »

Gloved hands of a scientist pouring a glass of clear liquid into a beaker. 05.31.12Lab Breakthroughs Series

No Longer a Place for Petroleum in Propylene Glycol

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have discovered a way to make propylene glycol – a common compound in countless household products – from renewable sources instead of petroleum. Read More »

A computer simulation of fusion in a confined reactor. 05.24.12Lab Breakthroughs Series

Here Comes the Sun

See how an accelerator at Oak Ridge National Lab contributes to fusion energy research. Read More »

Associate Director of Science for Nuclear Physics, Tim Hallman, speaks to an open-house guest at the Office of Science booth 05.22.12From the Labs

An Open House For Accelerator ScienceExternal link

This past weekend, more than 8,000 visitors came to an open house at the Office of Science's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

Crystal structure of the mu-opioid receptor bound to a morphinan antagon05.17.12Article

Bright Lights, Big Molecules and Hopefully a Better Understanding of Addictions

Researchers supported by Argonne Lab's Advanced Photon Source determine the structure of two opioid receptors. Read More »

Last modified: 11/20/2013 6:03:07 AM