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Disruption of Mediator rescues growth and fertility in Arabidopsis low lignin mutants.05.01.14Science Highlights

Mediating Biofuel Complexity through “Mediator” Modification

Research points to more efficient and lower cost routes to high-yield biomass-derived renewable fuels. Read More »

04.30.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Multilayer, Microscale Solar Cells Enable Ultrahigh Efficiency Power GenerationExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use a printing process to assemble tiny cells into multilayer stacks for extraordinary levels of photovoltaic conversion efficiency. Read More »

04.30.14FROM THE LABS

Harnessing Magnetic Vortices for Making Nanoscale AntennasExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics. Read More »

Photo shows wild type Arabidopsis, a plant with just the two Mediator mutations, a dwarf mutant with reduced lignin production, and a mutant with all three mutations, restored to wild-type size.04.30.14Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Squaring the Circle in Biofuels?

Researchers produce a new type of plant fiber that supports normal growth while easing the difficulties of conversion to fuel. Read More »

04.29.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

How to Create Nanowires Only Three Atoms Wide with an Electron BeamExternal link

Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest wires ever made. Read More »

Simulations by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute reveal the potential of graphene oxide frameworks, pictured in black, to remove contaminants such as salt ions, seen in blue and green, from water. 04.29.14FROM THE LABS

‘Sweet Spot’ For Salty WaterExternal link

Oak Ridge National Lab and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute simulations point to new material’s potential in water purification. Read More »

04.29.14ARTICLE

Secretary Moniz's Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's statement to the Senate Committee on Appropriations on driving innovation through federal investments. Read More »

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 More »

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