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Energy Secretary Moniz to Bestow Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards on July 23rd.pdf file (19KB)

To attend the ceremony, please RSVP by Friday, July 17th.


Unlocking Lignin for Sustainable BiofuelExternal link

Using high-performance computing, a group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have provided insight into unraveling the tightly wound network of molecules that make up plant cell walls, and transforming them into more affordable biofuels. Read More »


Big PanDA and Titan Merge to Tackle Torrent of LHC's Full-Energy Collision DataExternal link

Workload handling software has broad potential to maximize use of available supercomputing resources. Read More »


Aluminum Clusters Shut Down Molecular Fuel FactoryExternal link

Despite decades of industrial use, the exact chemical transformations occurring within zeolites, a common material used in the conversion of oil to gasoline, remain poorly understood. Now scientists have found a way to locate-with atomic precision-spots within the material where chemical reactions take place, and how these spots shut down. Read More »


Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic BenefitsExternal link

New Berkeley Lab study finds lower greenhouse gas emissions on per-mile basis for driverless cars deployed as taxis. Read More »

The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source Facility at Dusk.07.07.15ARTICLE

It All Comes to Light

New advances, including light sources, allow for non-destructive techniques for examining old artifacts. Read More »


The Rise and Fall of Core-Collapse SupernovaeExternal link

2D and 3D models run at NERSC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory shed a new light on what fuels an exploding star. Read More »

Michigan State University 07.06.15University Research

Perennial Biofuel Crops Use Water at Levels Similar to CornExternal link

The study, led by GLBRC scientist and Michigan State University professor of ecosystem ecology Stephen Hamilton, is the first multi-year effort to compare the water use of conventional corn crops to the perennial cropping systems of switchgrass, miscanthus, native grasses, restored prairies, and hybrid poplar trees. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 07.06.15University Research

Making the Biofuels Process Safer for MicrobesExternal link

A team of investigators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University have created a process for making the work environment less toxic—literally—for the organisms that do the heavy lifting in the increasingly important field of bioproducts derived from cellulosic biomass. Read More »


5 Properties of Physics That Affect Your Gas MileageExternal link

Many of the same properties of physics that allow you to fly along the freeway also affect how much gas mileage you get out of your car. Read More »

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