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A past and present picture of 1992 National Science Bowl Champion Jason Tumlinson.04.06.15ARTICLE

Champions in Science Whose Stars Are Still Rising: Profile of Jason Tumlinson, National Science Bowl Champion 1992

For the run up to the 2015 National Science Bowl Finals April 30th to May 4th, this is the second of five profiles on previous National Science Bowl competitors and champions. Read More »

This artistic rendering shows an iron-centered molecule that is severed by laser light. 04.01.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Track Ultrafast Creation of a Catalyst with X-ray LaserExternal link

Chemical transformations driven by light provide key insight to steps in solar-energy conversion. Read More »

2002 National Science Bowl championship high school team pictured on the left and Steven Sivek profile picture on the right.03.30.15ARTICLE

Champions in Science Whose Stars Are Still Rising: Profile of Steven Sivek, National Science Bowl Champion 2002

For the run up to the 2015 National Science Bowl Finals April 30th to May 4th, this story is the first of five profiles on previous National Science Bowl competitors and champions. Read More »

Researchers created nanopores in graphene (red, and enlarged in the circle to highlight its honeycomb structure) that are stabilized with silicon atoms (yellow) and showed their porous membrane could desalinate seawater. 03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Demonstrating Desalination with Nanoporous Graphene MembraneExternal link

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated an energy-efficient desalination technology that uses a porous membrane made of strong, slim graphene—a carbon honeycomb one atom thick. Read More »

Computer simulations show a single proton (pink) can cross graphene by passing through the world’s thinnest proton channel. 03.19.15FROM THE LABS

Graphene ‘Gateway’ Discovery Opens Possibilities for Improved Energy TechnologiesExternal link

Selective molecular membrane was discovered by a collaboration of scientists at ORNL’s Fluid Reactions, Structures and Transport Energy Frontier Research Center, including researchers at Northwestern, Penn State and the University of Minnesota. Read More »

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 »

An artistic representation of atoms being layered onto surfaces using atomic layer deposition. 03.13.15ARTICLE

Atomic Layer Deposition: Precise Control Smaller Than the Eye Can SeeExternal link

Scientists at several of DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers are creating coatings for energy generation and storage by building materials one atomic layer at a time. Read More »

New PNNL Director Steven Ashby 03.11.15FROM THE LABS

Dr. Steven Ashby Named Director of Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryExternal link

Ashby has served as PNNL's Deputy Director for Science and Technology since 2008 and was selected following a highly competitive national search. Read More »

Synergia simulation of a bunched beam including particles (green) and self-fields (purple). 03.06.15FROM THE LABS

Advancing Accelerator Science Using SupercomputingExternal link

Experts at Argonne’s Leadership Computing Facility have teamed up with physicists at Fermilab to create more accurate and more reliable models of collisions within the world’s highest-intensity particle beams. Read More »

Rendering one the left shows a 3-D reconstruction of a Mimivirus and the computerized rendering on the right shows a cutaway view of a collection of about 200 X-ray patterns. 03.03.15FROM THE LABS

Giant Virus Revealed in 3-D Using X-ray LaserExternal link

Experiment at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) compiles hundreds of images, reveals inner details of intact ‘mimivirus’. Read More »