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2015 PNNL Science as Art Calendar 07.29.15USER FACILITY

Researchers Build Bacteria’s Photosynthetic EngineExternal link

Scientists used the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create a 100-million-atom simulation of a chromatophore, providing an unprecedented look at how bacteria harvest light for food. Read More »

Brookhaven researchers Sergei Maslov (left) and Alexi Tkachenko developed a theoretical model to explain molecular self-replication. 07.28.15FROM THE LABS

New Computer Model Could Explain how Simple Molecules Took First Step Toward LifeExternal link

Two Brookhaven researchers developed theoretical model to explain the origins of self-replicating molecules. Read More »

Lawrence award winners posed with Energy Secretary Chu, wearing their medals following the ceremony. 07.24.15ARTICLE

Ernest Orlando Lawrence AwardExternal link

The Office of Science salutes the winners of the E.O. Lawrence Awards. Read More »

This illustration shows arrestin (yellow), an important type of signaling protein, while docked with rhodopsin (orange), a G protein-coupled receptor. 07.22.15FROM THE LABS

Long-Sought Discovery Fills in Missing Details of Cell 'Switchboard'External link

SLAC's x-ray laser lends new insight into key target for drug development. Read More »

The Southern Ocean's clouds can cool the Earth by reflecting sunlight that would otherwise be absorbed by the darker ocean below. 07.20.15FROM THE LABS

How Clouds Get Their BrightnessExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest and Los Alamos national laboratories, along with colleagues at the University of Leeds and the University of Washington, show that marine life cultivates half of the summer cloud droplets over the Southern Ocean. Read More »

SINGLE uses in situ TEM imaging of platinum nanocrystals freely rotating in a graphene liquid cell to determine the 3D structures of individual colloidal nanoparticles. 07.17.15FROM THE LABS

A Most Singular Nano-Imaging TechniqueExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s SINGLE provides images of individual nanoparticles in solution. Read More »

The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source Facility at Dusk.07.07.15ARTICLE

It All Comes to Light

New advances, including light sources, allow for non-destructive techniques for examining old artifacts. Read More »

Collaborating scientists (left to right) Eric Stach, Dmitri Zakharov, Anatoly Frenkel, and Yuanyuan Li at a transmission electron microscope (TEM) in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. 06.29.15FROM THE LABS

X-Rays and Electrons Join Forces To Map Catalytic Reactions in Real-TimeExternal link

New technique combines electron microscopy and synchrotron x-rays at Brookhaven Lab to track chemical reactions under real operating conditions. Read More »

NREL researchers are experimenting with adding wind and photovoltaic solar energy systems at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole. 06.22.15ARTICLE

Summer in the Arctic

Researchers supported by the Office of Science are doing ‘cool’ new research this summer. Read More »

A team led by Argonne National Lab’s Dr. Vojislav Stamenkovic and Berkeley Lab’s Professor Peidong Yang designed platinum-nickel nanoframes with multilayered platinum skin structure. The structure catalyzes the oxygen reduction reaction (shown here) on the surface.06.15.15ARTICLE

The Perils of Platinum

Curtailing precious metal use to bring new energy storage and production online. Read More »

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