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Human-Induced Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango DeltaExternal link

Researchers at the University of Cape Town, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the United Nations Development Programme have analyzed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa—the Okavango River. Read More »


Bacteria That Produces a Rocket-Powering Biofuel Developed by Scientists at Georgia Tech.External link

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications. Read More »


Titan Project Explores the Smallest Building Blocks of MatterExternal link

A team from Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Virginia is working to deepen our understanding of quarks, enlisting the help of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan supercomputer. Read More »

Jiajun Wang, Karen Chen and Jun Wang prepare a sample for study at NSLS beamline X8C. 03.26.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During OperationExternal link

First 3D nanoscale observations of microstructural degradation during charge-discharge cycles could point to new ways to engineer battery electrode materials for better performance. Read More »


Saving the Sunshine for Night: Solar Fuels From Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

Direct visible light water splitting in a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell makes hydrogen for energy storage. Read More »


Lawrence Livermore Scientists Discover Bacterial Resistance to Improve Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Lawrence Livermore researchers discovered a resistance mechanism in a rainforest soil bacterium that enables E. coli to grow and produce biofuel in the presence of ionic liquids at levels that otherwise would be toxic to native strains. Read More »

Argonne Director Peter Littlewood. 03.25.14FROM THE LABS

Peter B. Littlewood Appointed Director of Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

Dr. Littlewood will guide the laboratory’s vision, identify new challenges, and develop a strategy to continue delivering world-renowned, mission-driven research and innovation. Read More »


Shifting Evolution into Reverse Promises Cheaper, Greener Way to Make New DrugsExternal link

Alternative approach to creating artificial organic molecules, called bioretrosynthesis, was first proposed four years ago by Brian Bachmann, associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University. Read More »

03.25.14Presentations & Testimony

Discussion of the President’s FY 2015 Budget Request for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.pdf file (53KB)

Statement by Patricia Dehmer, Acting Director of the Office of Science, before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development.


Discovery of New Semiconductor Holds Promise for 2D Physics and ElectronicsExternal link

Discovery of a unique new two-dimensional semiconductor, rhenium disulfide, by researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry opens the door to 2D electronic applications with a 3D material and also makes it possible to study 2D physics with easy-to-make 3D crystals. Read More »

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