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New ORNL Hybrid Microscope Offers Unparalleled CapabilitiesExternal link

A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface.
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ALCF Selects Projects for Theta Early Science ProgramExternal link

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has selected six projects for its Theta Early Science Program (ESP), a collaborative effort designed to help prepare scientific applications for the architecture and scale of the new supercomputer. Read More »

Emory University 08.07.15University Research

Chemists Find New Way to Do Light-Driven Reactions in Solar Energy QuestExternal link

Chemists at Emory University have found a new, more efficient method to perform light-driven reactions, opening up another possible pathway to harness sunlight for energy. Read More »


Fermilab Experiment Sees Neutrinos Change Over 500 MilesExternal link

Scientists on the NOvA experiment saw their first evidence of oscillating neutrinos, confirming that the extraordinary detector built for the project not only functions as planned but is also making great progress toward its goal of a major leap in our understanding of these ghostly particles. Read More »

Purdue University 08.06.15University Research

Biology, Not Just Physics, Controls Release of Scent Compounds From PlantsExternal link

Purdue University research suggests active biological mechanisms transport scent and taste compounds known as volatiles from plant cells to the atmosphere, a finding that could overturn the textbook model of volatile emission as a process that occurs solely by diffusion. Read More »


IceCube Sees Highest-Energy Neutrino Ever FoundExternal link

IceCube scientists reported the observation of an even higher-energy neutrino event, one that offers scientists the best hope yet that they will be able to use ultra-high-energy neutrinos to find the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. Read More »


Protective Shells May Boost Silicon Lithium-Ion BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are working to develop lithium-ion batteries containing silicon-based materials. Scientists are interested in silicon because it can store roughly 10 times more lithium than the graphite in today’s batteries, leading to more energy stored. Read More »


Keeping Algae from Stressing OutExternal link

Scientists at the DOE Joint Genome Institute are stressing algae - by starving them of nitrogen or sulfur - to study their genome for the factors that regulate lipid production, a possible step towards large-scale biofuel production. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Spinoff Company Makes Fast, Accurate Nanoscale SensorExternal link

Optokey’s “biochemical nose” can be used in food safety, medical diagnosis, chemical analysis, and a wide array of other fields. Read More »

Delaware University 08.05.15University Research

Cultivating CrystalsExternal link

An international group of researchers that includes the University of Delaware’s Adam Wallace has shown how nature uses a variety of pathways to grow crystals that go beyond the classical, one-atom-at-a-time route. Read More »

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