Science Headlines

2014

09.30.14FROM THE LABS

2015 DOE JGI’s Science Portfolio Delves Deeper into the Earth’s Data MineExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science user facility, has announced that 32 new projects have been selected for the 2015 Community Science Program (CSP). Read More »

09.29.14PRESS RELEASE

Registration Opens Wednesday for 25th Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl®

During the competition, students will participate in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions from all branches of science and math. Read More »

09.26.14FROM THE LABS

New Imaging Capability Reveals Possible Key to Extending Battery Lifetime and CapacityExternal link

A novel X-ray technique used at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has revealed surprising dynamics in the nanomechanics of operating batteries and suggests a way to mitigate battery failures by minimizing the generation of elastic energy. Read More »

09.25.14FROM THE LABS

Growth of an Ultra-thin Layered Structure Offers SurprisesExternal link

Researchers from the University of Vermont recently investigated an example of “heteroepitaxial” growth, in which one material is grown on the surface of a second material that has a similar crystal structure as the first. Read More »

09.24.14FROM THE LABS

Los Alamos Researchers Uncover New Properties in Nanocomposite Oxide Ceramics for Reactor Fuel, Fast-ion ConductorsExternal link

In a nanocomposite, the size of each of these grains is on the order of nanometers, roughly 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Read More »

09.24.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory 3D Printing Technology Research Taking ShapeExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory see amazing potential in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and are focusing research toward further advances in the technology. Read More »

09.23.14FROM THE LABS

Interface Surprises May Motivate Novel Oxide Electronic DevicesExternal link

Project by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory leads to an experiment and theory that corroborate two distinct mechanisms in a ferroelectric material. Read More »

09.19.14FROM THE LABS

A Nanosized Hydrogen GeneratorExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a small scale “hydrogen generator” that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element. Read More »

09.18.14FROM THE LABS

Improving Plant-based Battery with Neutrons and SimulationsExternal link

Researchers at ORNL and the University of Tennessee are studying the structure of plant-based battery materials by combining neutron experiments and supercomputer simulations. Read More »

09.18.14FROM THE LABS

Novel Capability Enables First Test of Real Turbine Engine ConditionsExternal link

Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the German Aerospace Center and the universities of Central Florida and Cleveland State. Read More »

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