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02.24.16User Facility

New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper BiofuelsExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Joint BioEnergy Institute have shown for the first time that an enzyme can be tweaked to reduce lignin in plants. Read More »

02.23.16From the Labs

A New Recipe for Biofuel: Genetic Diversity Can Lead to More Productive Growth in Switchgrass CropsExternal link

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are exploring how grasses, and switchgrass in particular, can enrich the nation's biofuel supply, which is currently dominated by corn, a crop relatively easy to convert to biofuel but also in demand for food, livestock feed and industrial products. Read More »

Delaware University 02.23.16University Research

Model PerfectExternal link

A team of researchers led by the University of Delaware's Dion Vlachos has developed a framework to address the issue of errors in mathematical models by looking at the effects of correlated parameters. Read More »

Purdue University 02.23.16University Research

Remote Predictions of Fluid Flow in Fractures Possible with New FindingExternal link

A team of researchers at Purdue University have created a way to quickly and remotely evaluate fluid flow in subsurface fractures that could impact aquifers, oil and gas extraction, sequestration of greenhouse gases or nuclear waste and remediation of leaked contaminants. Read More »

02.23.16User Facility

Updated Workflows for New LHCExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists contribute to new software that helps physics maximize next-generation supercomputing architectures. Read More »

Oklahoma University 02.23.16University Research

Collaborative Study of Tundra Soil Demonstrates Vulnerability of Ecosystem to Climate WarmingExternal link

Findings from one of the first comprehensive field studies by a collaborative team of researchers demonstrate the active layer microbiome of tundra soil was significantly altered after only 1.5 years of experimental warming—a rapid response demonstrating high sensitivity of this ecosystem to warming. Read More »

02.23.16User Facility

PPPL Researchers Advance Understanding of Plasma Turbulence that Drains Heat from Fusion ReactorsExternal link

A team of researchers - using the spherical tokamak at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and the computers at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - has shown that a steep density gradient can reduce the strength of electron turbulence so that less heat escapes from the plasma, making the fusion reactor more efficient. Read More »

02.22.16User Facility

New Iron Oxides Point to an Oxygen Source Inside the EarthExternal link

Using three synchrotron x-ray light sources, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), an Office of Science user facility at Argonne, scientists have discovered two new iron oxides. Read More »

02.22.16From the Labs

Developing the Digital Safeguard That Protects the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade at PPPLExternal link

To safeguard the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade - the most powerful spherical tokamak in the world - engineers have designed, built, tested and installed a state-of-the-art system consisting of hardware, software and a network of fiber-optic cables that all work together checking critical variables during each NSTX-U shot at a rate of 1,200 times every 200 microseconds. Read More »

Anaerobic gut fungi colonize biomass, and secreted enzymes that release free sugars into their environment. 02.19.16User Facility

Biofuel Tech Straight from the FarmExternal link

Research team taps EMSL and DOE JGI to harness promising fungi found in manure. Read More »

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