Science Headlines

2014

10.14.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL Researchers Make First Observation of Atoms Moving Inside Bulk MaterialExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have obtained the first direct observations of atomic diffusion inside a bulk material. Read More »

10.14.14FROM THE LABS

Cloud Catching Requires Persuasive ParametersExternal link

A new study led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory looked for which "tunable" variables were most influential in depicting various cloud types in a global atmospheric model. Read More »

10.10.14FROM THE LABS

Structure of Hepatitis C Virus Envelope Protein an Early Step Toward Vaccine, TherapiesExternal link

A new study performed in part at the National Synchrotron Light Source by scientists from Rutgers University and the Emory University School of Medicine provide unprecedented insights into HCV entry and will play a role in developing an HCV vaccine and new drugs to treat the disease. Read More »

10.08.14FROM THE LABS

Designing Future CitiesExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are developing tools that merge urban design with scientific analysis to improve the decision-making process associated with large-scale urban developments. Read More »

10.08.14FROM THE LABS

Isolated Atoms Quickly Tackle Carbon Monoxide, Potentially Reducing Lean-burn Engine EmissionsExternal link

A team of scientists, including two at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, discovered that isolated palladium atoms could reduce emissions in the first 30 seconds after you start the car. Read More »

10.07.14FROM THE LABS

A Quick Look at Electron-Boson CouplingExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers use ultrafast spectroscopy on many body effects. Read More »

10.07.14FROM THE LABS

Study Reveals 'Bellhops' in Cell Walls Can Double as HormonesExternal link

Using SLAC's Synchrotron, researchers have discovered that some common messenger molecules in human cells double as hormones when bound to a protein that interacts with DNA. Read More »

10.06.14FROM THE LABS

Coding the CracksExternal link

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory use Mira to study stress-corrosion cracking in silicates. Read More »

10.03.14PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Honors Nation’s Top Scientists and InnovatorsExternal link

President Obama today announced a new class of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation—our Nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Included in this new class of recipients was SLAC Director Emeritus Dr. Burton Richter. Read More »

10.03.14FROM THE LABS

Fast and Rigorous: Finding Surface Reflectivity by Looking Up at CloudsExternal link

New method developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory efficiently estimates surface reflectivity from incoming sunlight bounced back by clouds. Read More »