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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 »

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the workhorse supercomputer for Office of Science researchers, is used by scientists across the country, including the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.06.10.15ARTICLE

Mapping the Impact of Research Infrastructure

New online map shows the broad use of supercomputers, light sources, and other tools. Read More »

One of the first collisions in the CMS detector at the record-high energy of 13 TeV, taken during testing for the second run of the Large Hadron Collider in late May. 06.03.15FROM THE LABS

U.S. Joins the World in a New Era of Research at the Large Hadron ColliderExternal link

New LHC data gives researchers from around the world their best chance yet to study the Higgs boson and search for dark matter and new particles. Collaborators in the effort include scientists from the Department of Energy’s Brookhaven, Fermilab, Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories. Read More »

Tons of volcanic ash entered the atmosphere in 2010 when the Icelandic volcano erupted. 05.28.15FROM THE LABS

From Fire to IceExternal link

Volcanic ash proves inefficient cloud ice maker. Read More »

Simulation of the expanding debris from a supernova explosion (shown in red) running over and shredding a nearby star (shown in blue). 05.20.15FROM THE LABS

Supernova Hunting with SupercomputersExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers provide “roadmap” and tools for finding and studying Type Ia supernovae in their natural habitat. Read More »

ESnet enables scientists at distant locations to coordinate research and analysis in real-time collaboration.05.14.15ARTICLE

ESnet Enhances Scientific Productivity Around the Globe

Specialized network connects distant researchers and facilities in immediate collaboration. Read More »

Doug Roble gives the plenary talk on the science behind visual effects and filmmaking at the Science Day program during the 2015 National Science Bowl competition.05.11.15ARTICLE

The Science Behind the Silver Screen

Academy Award winner Doug Roble described the art – and science – of movie visualizations to the 2015 Science Bowl finalists. Read More »

Students from California and Texas win DOE's 25th National Science Bowl05.04.15Press Release

Students from California and Texas win DOE's 25th National Science Bowl®

Successful competition highlights importance of investing in next generation of leaders in science. Read More »

Members of 48 middle school teams from across the country pose for a group photo during the 2014 National Science Bowl competition, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Washington, DC. 04.30.15FROM THE LABS

Finals of the 25th National Science Bowl Begin Today

This weekend, 68 high school teams and 48 middle school teams will be competing in Finals of the 2015 National Science Bowl. Keep checking back for updates and results of your favorite teams. Read More »

2000 National Science Bowl Parkview High School team pictured on the left and Ana Lauer profile picture on the right.04.27.15ARTICLE

Champions in Science, Whose Stars are Still Rising: Profile of Ana C. Lauer, National Science Bowl

For the run up to the 2015 National Science Bowl, this story is the last profile of a series on previous National Science Bowl competitors and champions. Read More »