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2014 National Science Bowl04.28.14Press Release

Students from California and Massachusetts win DOE’s 24th National Science Bowl

Competition highlights importance of investing in next generation of leaders in science. Read More »

04.28.14From the Labs

Discovering Diversity, One Cell at a Time

The game where one has to guess how many jelly beans or marbles can fill a jar should never be played with the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. By some estimates, in a single liter of water as many as 100 million cells of this tiny bacterium can be found. These important organisms serve as the base of the ocean food chain and are thought to be responsible for providing about 20% of the oxygen produced by the planet each year. Read More »

04.28.14From the Labs

‘Double-duty’ Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-lived BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.25.14From the Labs

Scientists Watch High-temperature Superconductivity Emerge out of MagnetismExternal link

Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time how high-temperature superconductivity emerges out of magnetism in an iron pnictide, a class of materials with great potential for making devices that conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

2013 NSB 04.25.14Article

It’s Time for the Final Answers and Winning Rewards

The Finals of the 2014 National Science Bowl are happening this weekend. Keep checking back for updates and results of your favorite teams. Read More »

04.24.14From the Labs

Atomic Switcheroo Explains Origins of Thin-Film Solar Cell MysteryExternal link

A research team from ORNL, the University of Toledo and DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory used electron microscopy and computational simulations to explore the physical origins of treating cadmium-tellluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride to improve their efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.23.14From the Labs

Halving HydrogenExternal link

First view of nature-inspired catalyst after ripping hydrogen apart provides insights for better, cheaper fuel cells. Read MoreExternal linkage

Ice core driller Tanner Kuhl works with the blue ice drill on Taylor Glacier in Antarctica. 04.22.14From the Labs

Oregon State and Argonne Lab Scientists Successfully Use Krypton To Accurately Date Ancient Antarctic IceExternal link

New technique shows sample to be 120,000 years old, and may allow scientists to identify ice more than 1 million years old. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.22.14From the Labs

Tracking Particles Faster at the LHCExternal link

A new trigger system will expand what ATLAS scientists can look for during high-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.18.14University Research

Surprising Material Could Play Role in Saving EnergyExternal link

Researchers at Northwestern University discover tin selenide is best at converting waste heat to electricity. Read MoreExternal linkage

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