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12.15.15From the Labs

A Collaboration Bears Fruit as W7-X Celebrates First Research PlasmaExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and other U.S. institutions joined colleagues from around the world at the celebration for the first plasma of the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.15.15From the Labs

Now Available: Seeds from the Tree of LifeExternal link

PNNL’s public release of more than 35,000 files with detailed information about important microbes can help scientists study the entire "tree of life." Read MoreExternal linkage

Herds of anvil-shaped clouds form in the tropics as part of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, a pattern of shifting winds and rain that starts over the Indian Ocean and travels eastward every 30 to 90 days. This image, taken from the International Space Station over western Africa, shows the complex nature of these systems. 12.15.15Article

Clouds, Computers, and the Coming Storms

Scientists uncover secrets behind hurricanes, monsoons, and polar vortexes. Read More »

University of Virginia 12.14.15University Research

Seeing StarsExternal link

University of Virginia astronomers are designing and building a $6 million observatory instrument that will reveal stars 25,000 light years and more away. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.14.15From the Labs

The Artificial Materials That Came in From the ColdExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a freeze-casting technique that enables them to design and create strong, tough and lightweight materials comparable to bones, teeth, shells and wood. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.14.15User Facility

Weyl Fermions Discovered After 85 YearsExternal link

An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered an elusive massless particle first theorized 85 years ago: the Weyl fermion. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Iowa 12.14.15University Research

Universe's Birth Just a Detection AwayExternal link

A high-energy physics group at the University of Iowa is trying to learn about the hot plasma created immediately after the universe's creation, using a heavy-ion particle detector designed and built at the UI. Read MoreExternal linkage

Washington State University 12.14.15University Research

New Catalyst Paves Way for Bio-Based Plastics and ChemicalsExternal link

Washington State University researchers have developed a catalyst that easily converts bio-based ethanol to a widely used industrial chemical, paving the way for more environmentally friendly, bio-based plastics and products. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.14.15User Facility

Data to Solve Mysteries in the CloudsExternal link

Four years after field research at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility’s Southern Great Plains site in central Oklahoma ended, data is yielding the secrets of storms. Read MoreExternal linkage

Dr. Cherry Murray Confirmed as Director of the Office of Science. 12.11.15Press Release

Dr. Cherry Murray Confirmed as Director of the Office of ScienceExternal link

As Director of the Office of Science, Dr. Murray will oversee research in the areas of advanced scientific computing, basic energy sciences, biological and environmental sciences, fusion energy sciences, high energy physics, and nuclear physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

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