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Amit Goyal at the DOE podium delivering a presentation for the Science Lecture Series. 06.08.12Science Lecture Series

From 'Muddy' Substances To Amazing MaterialsExternal link

Dr. Amit Goyal, a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, delivers the inaugural Science Lecture on the development of high-temperature superconductors. Read More »

Lawrence award winners posed with Energy Secretary Chu, holding their award certificates following the ceremony. From L to R: Riccardo Betti, University of Rochester, Paul C. Canfield, Ames Laboratory, David E. Chavez, LANL, Amit Goyal, ORNL, Secretary Chu, Energy Department, Mark B. Chadwick, LANL, Bernard Matthew Poelker, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Lois Curfman McInnes, Argonne, Barry F. Smith, Argonne, Thomas P. Guilderson, LLNL 06.06.12Honors & Awards

Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award

The Office of Science salutes the winners of the E.O. Lawrence Awards. Watch video of the ceremony and view photos. Read More »

Fermi Award Winners Q&A: Mildred S. Dresselhaus and Burton Richter06.06.12Article

Fermi Award Winners: Q&A

Mildred S. Dresselhaus and Burton Richter answer questions that will be of interest to future (and current) science lovers. Read More »

Gloved hands of a scientist pouring a glass of clear liquid into a beaker. 05.31.12Lab Breakthroughs Series

No Longer a Place for Petroleum in Propylene Glycol

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have discovered a way to make propylene glycol – a common compound in countless household products – from renewable sources instead of petroleum. Read More »

A computer simulation of fusion in a confined reactor. 05.24.12Lab Breakthroughs Series

Here Comes the Sun

See how an accelerator at Oak Ridge National Lab contributes to fusion energy research. Read More »

Associate Director of Science for Nuclear Physics, Tim Hallman, speaks to an open-house guest at the Office of Science booth 05.22.12From the Labs

An Open House For Accelerator ScienceExternal link

This past weekend, more than 8,000 visitors came to an open house at the Office of Science's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu placing the Fermi award medal on award winner Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus 05.17.12Video

The Secretary and the ScientistsExternal link

Watch as DOE Secretary Steven Chu honors Drs. Mildred Dresselhaus and Burton Richter at the Fermi Awards. Read More »

Crystal structure of the mu-opioid receptor bound to a morphinan antagon05.17.12Article

Bright Lights, Big Molecules and Hopefully a Better Understanding of Addictions

Researchers supported by Argonne Lab's Advanced Photon Source determine the structure of two opioid receptors. Read More »

Energy Secretary Chu and Director of Science Brinkman with the winning National Science Bowl High School team 05.09.12From the Programs

The Finals Have Finished . . . But New Tests Will Begin

Catch up on all the action from this year's National Science Bowl, and start to prepare for next year’s event. Read More »

NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing) Hopper supercomputer cluster at the OSF (Oakland Scientific Facility). Cray ECOphlex water-cooled supercomputers.05.04.12Article

Turning a Negative into a Positive

IceCube Collaboration searches for new answers at the frozen ends of the Earth. Read More »