Science Headlines

2014

07.14.14FROM THE LABS

US Reveals its Next Generation of Dark Matter ExperimentsExternal link

Together, the three experiments will search for a variety of types of dark matter particles. Read More »

07.11.14PRESS RELEASE

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014External link

The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous year. Read More »

07.11.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Study Advances Limits for Ultrafast Nano-devicesExternal link

A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing. Read More »

07.10.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Researchers Develop Method to Measure Positions of Atomic Sites with Groundbreaking PrecisionExternal link

Using a state-of-the-art microscope and new methods in image processing, a multi-institutional team of researchers has devised an inventive way to measure the positions of single atomic sites in materials more precisely than ever before. Read More »

07.10.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

ASU-led Study Yields First Snapshots of Water Splitting in PhotosynthesisExternal link

Groundbreaking study shows the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into protons, electrons and oxygen – the process that maintains Earth’s oxygen atmosphere. Read More »

07.10.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Researchers Led by Stanford Engineer Figure Out How to Make More Efficient Fuel CellsExternal link

Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical and reliable. Read More »

07.09.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Catching Invisible LightExternal link

A unique semiconductor manipulates light in the invisible IR/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced electronic applications. Read More »

07.09.14FROM THE LABS

A Higgs It Was: But Which Higgs Was It?External link

Researchers supported by the DOE Office of Science made significant contributions to the discovery of the Higgs boson, which was announced two years ago. In this new video, a physicist from Purdue University looks back at the discovery and wonders if it marked the detection of just a single particle, or one of larger group of particles. Read More »

07.08.14FROM THE LABS

Unprecedented Detail of Intact Neuronal Receptor Offers Blueprint for Drug DevelopersExternal link

Argonne, Ill.– Scientists succeeded in obtaining an unprecedented view of a type of brain-cell receptor that is implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, autism, and ischemic injuries associated with stroke. Read More »

07.08.14PRESS RELEASE

The Department of Energy Extends Nomination Deadline for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards

Nominations for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards are now being accepted until July 31, 2014. Read More »