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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 »

The Brookhaven team used nanosized building blocks—cubes or octahedrons—decorated with DNA tethers to coordinate the assembly of spherical nanoparticles coated with complementary DNA strands. 04.23.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab Use Nanoscale Building Blocks and DNA 'Glue' to Shape 3D SuperlatticesExternal link

New approach to designing ordered composite materials for possible energy applications. Read More »

1998 National Science Bowl championship high school team pictured on the left and Paco Jain profile picture on the right.04.20.15ARTICLE

Champions in Science Whose Stars Are Still Rising: Profile of Paco Jain, National Science Bowl Champion 1998

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

George Vardaxis was a National Science Bowl competitor and volunteer.04.13.15ARTICLE

Champions in Science, Whose Stars Are Still Rising: Profile of George Vardaxis, National Science Bowl

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

The Enrico Fermi and Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award.04.08.15PRESS RELEASE

The Department of Energy Invites Nominations for the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards are being accepted until June 15, 2015. Read More »

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 »