Science Headlines

2014

12.08.14FROM THE LABS

The Bright Side of Arctic CloudsExternal link

For the first time, modeling research led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that atmospheric particles can brighten cold clouds in the Arctic. Read More »

12.08.14FROM THE LABS

Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional SuperconductorsExternal link

Finding gives scientists a new group of materials to explore to unlock secrets of some materials' ability to carry current with no energy loss. Read More »

12.05.14FROM THE LABS

Atomic 'Mismatch' Creates Nano 'Dumbbells'External link

Researchers at Argonne National Lab are closer to understanding the process by which nanoparticles made of more than one material – called heterostructured nanoparticles – form. This process, known as heterogeneous nucleation, is the same mechanism by which beads of condensation form on a windowpane. Read More »

12.04.14FROM THE LABS

SLAC, RadiaBeam Build New Tool to Tweak Rainbows of X-ray Laser LightExternal link

The Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has teamed up with Santa Monica-based RadiaBeam Systems to develop a device known as a dechirper, which will provide a new way of adjusting the range of energies within single pulses from SLAC’s X-ray laser. Read More »

12.04.14PRESS RELEASE

Dr. Franklin Orr Confirmed as Under Secretary for Science and Energy.pdf file (32KB)

WASHINGTON – Dr. Franklin (Lynn) Orr was confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 2014 as the Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the Department of Energy.

12.03.14FROM THE LABS

Powerful New Technique Simultaneously Determines Nanomaterials' Chemical Makeup, TopographyExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height of a single atom. Read More »

12.02.14FROM THE LABS

A Better Look at the Chemistry of InterfacesExternal link

New X-ray spectroscopy technique at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source being used for the study of heterogeneous interfaces. Read More »

12.02.14FROM THE LABS

Learning the Language of Cell Life: Ames Laboratory Scientists Use Genetic Markers to Discover the RhizosphereExternal link

A team of scientists are on the brink of creating a technology that would allow a clearer look at the entire rhizosphere system through the use of aptamers, short strands of genetic material that bind to a specific target molecule. Read More »

12.01.14FROM THE LABS

Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion ResearchExternal link

Turbulent combustion simulations, which provide input to the design of more fuel-efficient combustion systems, have gotten their own efficiency boost, thanks to researchers from the Computational Research Division (CRD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read More »

11.25.14PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Presents Mildred Dresselhaus with the Presidential Medal of FreedomExternal link

Dr. Dresselhaus, a professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at MIT and former Director of DOE’s Office of Science who has earned numerous other accolades, including the Enrico Fermi Award, was honored as, “One of the most prominent physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers of her generation." Read More »

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