Science Headlines

2014

08.14.14FROM THE LABS

Jefferson Lab Accelerator Upgrade Completed: Initial Operations Set to Begin While Experimental Equipment Upgrades ContinueExternal link

The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (“Jefferson Lab”) has just received formal approval from DOE to begin initial operations of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) as part of its ongoing $338 million upgrade. Read More »

08.13.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Eco-friendly ‘Pre-fab Nanoparticles’ Could Revolutionize Nano ManufacturingExternal link

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics and other electronic devices. Read More »

08.12.14FROM THE LABS

NERSC Launches Next-Generation Code Optimization EffortExternal link

NERSC, Intel, Cray team up to prepare users for transition to exascale computing. Read More »

08.11.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Water’s Reaction with Metal Oxides Opens Doors for ResearchersExternal link

In a paper published recently in the journal Nature Communications, Manos Mavrikakis, professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his collaborators report fundamental discoveries about how water reacts with metal oxides. Read More »

08.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Rapid Warming of the Atlantic is Source of Recent Pacific Climate TrendsExternal link

UH Mānoa climate scientists have partnered with Australian colleagues to solve a puzzle that has challenged scientists for over a decade. Read More »

08.07.14FROM THE LABS

Catching Chemistry in MotionExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a laser-timing system that could allow scientists to take snapshots of electrons zipping around atoms and molecules. Read More »

08.06.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Enhancing Biofuel Yields from Biomass with Novel New MethodExternal link

UC Riverside engineers develop versatile platform technology to produce biofuels more efficiently. Read More »

08.06.14FROM THE LABS

Bottling Up Sound WavesExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a technique for generating acoustic bottles in open air that can bend the paths of sound waves along prescribed convex trajectories. Read More »

08.06.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Carnegie Mellon Sheds Light on "Brown" Carbon's Role in Warming the PlanetExternal link

A team of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University with scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Montana have uncovered key attributes of so-called "brown carbon," atmospheric particles that play an important role in warming the atmosphere but are poorly understood. Read More »

08.04.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Chemists Develop MRI Technique for Peeking Inside Battery-like DevicesExternal link

A team of chemists from New York University and the University of Cambridge has developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power. Read More »