News Archives


DESI, an Ambitious Probe of Dark Energy, Achieves its Next Major MilestoneExternal link

The Department of Energy has announced its approval of Critical Decision 2 for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, authorizing the project’s scientific scope, schedule, and funding profile. Read More »

University of California Los Angeles 09.21.15University Research

UCLA Physicists Determine the Three-Dimensional Positions of Individual Atoms for the First TimeExternal link

Scientists at UCLA have used a powerful microscope to image the three-dimensional positions of individual atoms to a precision of 19 trillionths of a meter, which is several times smaller than a hydrogen atom. Read More »


Nano-Trapped Molecules are Potential Path to Quantum DevicesExternal link

A team composed of Ali Passian of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Marouane Salhi and George Siopsis of the University of Tennessee describes conceptually how physicists may be able to exploit a molecule’s energy to advance a number of fields. Read More »

Delaware University 09.18.15University Research

Below the SurfaceExternal link

A new study by a team including University of Delaware researcher Neil Sturchio and his colleagues at the Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago has given scientists an unprecedented look at such detail, showing how minerals and fluids interact in extreme conditions. Read More »


Sizing Up CyclonesExternal link

With a new formula developed by a team of researchers led by PNNL, scientists can now double the accuracy of forecasting the rate at which tropical cyclones intensify. Read More »

A 3D illustration of a metasurface skin cloak made from an ultrathin layer of nanoantennas (gold blocks) covering an arbitrarily shaped object. Light reflects off the cloak (red arrows) as if it were reflecting off a flat mirror. 09.17.15FROM THE LABS

Making 3D Objects DisappearExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers create ultrathin invisibility cloak. Read More »

Michigan Tech University 09.17.15University Research

New Catalyst Yields More Accurate PSA TestExternal link

A chemist at Michigan Technological University and a team of researchers from Louisiana State University and the University of Texas at Dallas, have developed a new catalyst that could make lab tests like the PSA much more sensitive. Read More »


First Users Usher in Science at the National Synchrotron Light Source IIExternal link

The first scientific and industrial researchers ran their experiments this summer, and the fall scientific slate is filling up at the new synchrotron. Read More »


Costly CrumblingExternal link

Scientists are using the Mira supercomputer at Argonne to simulate how silica bonds break, which may lead to the development of both safer and more environmentally-friendly mining techniques, and tough new configurations for dental implants, electronics and construction equipment. Read More »


Good Is Not Enough: Improving Measurements of Atmospheric ParticlesExternal link

A research team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed an approach that links the scattering coefficient, a measure of how much tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere scatter sunlight, with other particle properties. Read More »

Last modified: 11/20/2013 6:03:07 AM