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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 »


Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Basic Energy Sciences (BES).pdf file (25KB)

Basic Energy Sciences (BES) supports fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic and molecular levels in order to provide the foundations for new energy technologies and to support DOE missions in energy, environment, and national security.

Indiana University 02.04.15University Research

IU Biologists Partner Bacterium with Nitrogen Gas to Produce More, Cleaner BioethanolExternal link

Indiana University biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, in place of more costly industrial fertilizers. Read More »


Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).pdf file (25KB)

The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program seeks to expand our computational and networking capabilities in order to extend the frontiers of science and technology.

University of Texas Arlington 02.03.15University Research

UT Arlington Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Develop Sensor System for Real-Time Evaluation of BoilersExternal link

A University of Texas at Arlington engineering professor is developing a distributed wireless antenna sensor system to monitor conditions of coal-fired boilers that will lead to making the units safer, more efficient and eventually producing better designed units. Read More »

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