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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 »

Metallic glass03.28.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Glass Stronger than Steel

A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of steel or any other known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Caltech.
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03.28.11Article

Simulation and High-Performance Computing

Dr. Steven E. Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, writes about Simulation and High Performance Computing.
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RHIC user Christine Aidala checks connections inside the PHENIX detector.03.28.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Cooking Up Hot Quark Soup

Near-light-speed collisions of gold ions provide a recipe for in-depth explorations of matter and fundamental forces.
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