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Rare-earth Innovation to Improve Nylon ManufacturingExternal link

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Labratory, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon. Read More »


The Cost of Limiting Global WarmingExternal link

Study at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory finds real-world choices affect cost of emissions reduction, and shift them from emerging to industrialized countries. Read More »


Experiments Combine to Find Mass of HiggsExternal link

The CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider joined forces to make the most precise measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson yet. Read More »

Drexel University 03.18.15University Research

Drexel Materials Research Could Unlock Potential of Lithium-Sulfur BatteriesExternal link

Drexel researchers, along with colleagues at Aix-Marseille University in France, have discovered a high performance cathode material with great promise for use in next generation lithium-sulfur batteries that could one day be used to power mobile devices and electric cars. Read More »

Northwestern University 03.17.15University Research

Catalyst Destroys Common Toxic Nerve Agents QuicklyExternal link

Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material, inspired by biological catalysts, that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe. Read More »

University of Utah 03.17.15University Research

Uncovering the Secrets of Super Solar Power PerovskitesExternal link

University of Utah study of magnetic field effects could help researchers to fully optimize organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells. Read More »


The Jaw-Dropping Jumping Droplet GeneratorExternal link

A team of researchers at the Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC) has discovered an unexpected way to convert thermal energy, or heat, into electricity. Read More »

03.17.15Presentations & Testimony

Statement of Patricia Dehmer, Acting Director of the Office of Science, Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development.pdf file (60KB)

Acting Director Patricia Dehmer discusses the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Office of
Science in the Department of Energy (DOE).

Inside View of DIII-D Tokamak 03.17.15FROM THE LABS

Lighting a Star and Controlling Its BurstsExternal link

Scientists at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics make breakthrough in understanding how to control intense heat bursts in fusion experiments. Read More »

Princeton University 03.16.15University Research

Frontier Beneath Our Feet: Seismic Study Aims to Map Earth's Interior in 3-DExternal link

Scientists at Princeton University are exploring the Earth’s mantle thanks to a growing earthquake detection network and Titan, a world-class supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

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