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MIT University 01.26.16University Research

New Finding May Explain Heat Loss in Fusion ReactorsExternal link

Researchers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, working with the University of California - San Diego, General Atomics, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, say that they have found the key to the mismatch between theory and experimental results – the interactions between turbulence at the tiniest scale, that of electrons, and turbulence at a scale 60 times larger, that of ions. Read More »

Penn State University 01.26.16University Research

Storms and Ozone May Play a Pivotal Role in Rainforest Cloud CreationExternal link

Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State. Read More »

Virginia Tech University 01.26.16University Research

Beetle-Inspired Engineering Could Lessen Energy Costs Associated With Controlling FrostExternal link

In a discovery that may lead to ways to prevent frost on airplane parts, condenser coils, and even windshields, a team of researchers led by Virginia Tech has used chemical micropatterns to control the growth of frost caused by condensation. Read More »

01.25.16User Facility

Bringing New Light to a Transformative ProteinExternal link

By understanding the underlying physics of the fluorescent behavior of GFP, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and colleagues at Louisiana State University will be able to further exploit it as an essential tool for unraveling molecular-level details of processes in molecular biology and genetics. Read More »

01.22.16User Facility

Mira Supercomputer Simulations Give a New “Edge” to Fusion ResearchExternal link

Using Mira, physicists from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory uncovered a new understanding about electron behavior in edge plasma. Based on this discovery, improvements were made to a well-known analytical formula that could enhance predictions of and, ultimately, increase fusion power efficiency. Read More »

01.22.16From the Labs

Research Serves Up Stream Heat to Strengthen Water-Energy-Land DialogueExternal link

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory used a new modeling tool to analyze stream temperature and reservoir operations finding that stream temperature is cooled down in the summer low-flow season by altering the timing of streamflow that boosts summer water flows. Read More »

Michael Witherell, director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 01.22.16From the Labs

UC Names Michael Witherell to Head Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryExternal link

Witherell is a leading physicist with a highly distinguished career in teaching, research and managing complex organizations. Read More »

01.21.16From the Labs

National Lab Facility Staff and DOE Computer Scientists Collaborate on Projects to Speed Up Experimental Data AnalysisExternal link

In early December, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted the first in a series of week-long “hackathons,” a code brainstorming session attended by nearly 40 computer scientists and software developers from several DOE Office of Science User Facilities, including those at Argonne, Berkeley, Oak Ridge and SLAC national laboratories. Read More »

01.21.16From the Labs

Microbes Take Their Vitamins – For the Good of ScienceExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have made a "vitamin mimic" — a molecule that looks and acts just like the natural vitamin to bacteria, but can be tracked and measured by scientists in live cells. Read More »

01.21.16User Facility

Explore Galaxies Far, Far Away at Internet SpeedsExternal link

Scientists have released an “expansion pack” for a virtual tour of the universe that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own computer. The latest version of the publicly accessible images of the sky, which can be viewed using an interactive Sky Viewer tool, roughly doubles the size of the searchable universe from the project’s original release in May. Read More »

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