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University of Southern California 02.09.15University Research

Nanoscale Solution to the Big Problem of Overheating in Microelectronic DevicesExternal link

A research team led by Matthew Mecklenburg of University of Southern California (USC) and Chris Regan of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), presented findings that are a major step forward in understanding temperatures in microelectronic devices. Read More »


Direct Measurement of Key Molecule Will Increase Accuracy of Combustion ModelsExternal link

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are the first to directly measure hydroperoxyalkyl radicals — a class of reactive molecules denoted as “QOOH” — that are key in the chain of reactions that controls the early stages of combustion. Read More »

Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II 02.06.15FROM THE LABS

Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates the World’s Brightest Synchrotron Light SourceExternal link

NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Lab will accelerate unprecedented advances in energy, environmental science, and medicine. Read More »

Penn State University 02.06.15University Research

High Efficiency Concentrating Solar Cells Move to the RooftopExternal link

Ultra-high efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new microscale solar concentration technology developed by an international team of researchers. Read More »


Record Keeping Helps Bacteria’s Immune System Fight InvadersExternal link

Two experiments undertaken at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory provide new insight at the heart of bacterial adaptive defenses in a system called CRISPR, short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat. Read More »


Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Biological and Environmental Research (BER).pdf file (24KB)

The Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program advances world-class biological and environmental research programs and scientific user facilities to support DOE’s energy, environment, and basic research missions.

Northwestern University 02.05.15University Research

New Catalyst Uses Light to Convert Nitrogen to AmmoniaExternal link

Method developed by Northwestern University scientists could lead to more environmentally friendly fertilizer production. Read More »

Virginia Commonwealth University 02.05.15University Research

Penta-graphene, A New Structural Variant of Carbon, DiscoveredExternal link

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and universities in China and Japan have discovered a new structural variant of carbon called "penta-graphene" – a very thin sheet of pure carbon that has a unique structure inspired by a pentagonal pattern of tiles found paving the streets of Cairo. Read More »

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 02.04.15University Research

Department of Energy Approves $1.1 Million to Fund Underground Physics Research at SD MinesExternal link

The DOE’s Office of High Energy Physics announced the award recommendation as part of its Cosmic Frontier and Intensity Frontier research programs. Read More »


Rediscovering Spontaneous Light EmissionExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nano-sized optical antenna that can greatly enhance the spontaneous emission of light from atoms, molecules and semiconductor quantum dots. Read More »

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