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A new theory suggests a shorter secondary inflationary period that could account for the amount of dark matter estimated to exist throughout the cosmos. 01.15.16From the Labs

New Theory of Secondary Inflation Expands Options for Avoiding an Excess of Dark MatterExternal link

Physicists suggest a smaller secondary inflationary period in the moments after the Big Bang could account for the abundance of the mysterious matter. Read MoreExternal linkage

For every gallon of biodiesel synthesized from soybean crops or other sources, more than a pound of waste consisting mostly of glycerol is created. Scientists are finding ways to convert that glycerol into something valuable. 01.07.16Article

Driving to Great: Science and the Journey to Waste-Free Biodiesel

Scientists overcome roadblocks to turning fuel's troubling waste into valued chemicals. Read More »

2016 PNNL Science as Art Calendar 01.04.16From the Labs

2016 Science as Art CalendarExternal link

A dozen stunning images depicting basic and applied research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are showcased in a 2016 Science as Art collection. Read MoreExternal linkage

This illustration shows how hexagonal bacterial proteins (shown as ribbon-like structures at right and upper right) self-assemble into a honeycomb-like tiled pattern (center and background). 12.23.15User Facility

Nature’s Microscopic Masonry: The First Steps in How Thin Protein Sheets Form Polyhedral ShellsExternal link

First-of-its-kind study shows beginning stages in assembly of bacterial microcompartments. Read MoreExternal linkage

Herds of anvil-shaped clouds form in the tropics as part of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, a pattern of shifting winds and rain that starts over the Indian Ocean and travels eastward every 30 to 90 days. This image, taken from the International Space Station over western Africa, shows the complex nature of these systems. 12.15.15Article

Clouds, Computers, and the Coming Storms

Scientists uncover secrets behind hurricanes, monsoons, and polar vortexes. Read More »

Dr. Cherry Murray Confirmed as Director of the Office of Science. 12.11.15Press Release

Dr. Cherry Murray Confirmed as Director of the Office of ScienceExternal link

As Director of the Office of Science, Dr. Murray will oversee research in the areas of advanced scientific computing, basic energy sciences, biological and environmental sciences, fusion energy sciences, high energy physics, and nuclear physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

John Walsh of Brookhaven's Instrumentation Division adjusts a photocathode assembly for the apparatus the team is using to test the cathode preparation process, while Triveni Rao loads sample photocathode discs into a 12.07.15From the Labs

Producing Cold Electron Beams to Increase Collision Rates at the Relativistic Heavy Ion ColliderExternal link

Engineers and physicists team up on new technology for keeping particle beams tightly packed, with possible applications at a future electron ion collider and other facilities. Read MoreExternal linkage

The high school championship match between Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology against Mira Loma High School at the 2015 National Science Bowl finals.12.02.15Press Release

Inspiring and Challenging the Nation's Future Leaders in Science and Technology

Middle school and high school students begin competing next month in the 2016 National Science Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by DOE’s Office of Science, leading up to the national championship in May 2016. Read More »

In the late 1990s, Lori Freitag (now Diachin) received the highest honor given by the U.S. government to researchers beginning their career for designing ways to visualize and interact with large, complex data sets.11.17.15Profile

Taking Control and Taking Risks

Lori Diachin at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory discusses her path in computer science. Read More »

Berkeley Lab’s Shyh Wang Hall. 11.13.15From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Opens State-of-the-Art Facility for Computational ScienceExternal link

Wang Hall takes advantage of Lab’s hillside location for advanced energy efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

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