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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


President Obama to Nominate Franklin Orr and Marc Kastner for DOE Leadership Posts

Franklin Orr tapped to serve as Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Science and Marc Kastner as Director of the Office of Science. Read More »

Zooming in on the Geobacter-Gonorrhea composite shows how the aromatic residues (teal balloon-like structures) bulge from the surface of pilin proteins (variously colored helical structures) within the fiber. 11.14.13FROM THE LABS

Structure of Bacterial Nanowire Protein Hints at Secrets of ConductionExternal link

Electrically conducting bacteria important for energy, environment and technology. Read More »

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