Science Headlines

2014

07.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium ExtractionExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean. Read More »

07.17.14PRESS RELEASE

Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 StatesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and bio-based products. Read More »

07.17.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL, UTGSM Study Compares Structures of Huntington’s Disease ProteinExternal link

Neutron scattering research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has revealed clear structural differences in the normal and pathological forms of a protein involved in Huntington’s disease. Read More »

07.16.14FROM THE LABS

Fundamental Chemistry Findings Could Help Extend Moore’s LawExternal link

A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors. Read More »

07.16.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Home to First-in-nation DNP-NMR Instrument to Study Materials at Atomic LevelExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is now the home to a dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that helps scientists understand how individual atoms are arranged in materials. Read More »

07.15.14FROM THE LABS

Physicists Detect Process Even Rarer than the Long-Sought Higgs ParticleExternal link

New stringent test of the Standard Model and the mechanism by which the Higgs imparts mass to other particles. Read More »

07.15.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Deep Within Spinach Leaves, Vibrations Enhance Efficiency of PhotosynthesisExternal link

Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers life on our planet. Read More »

07.14.14FROM THE LABS

Dyeing to Learn More About Marine VirusesExternal link

Scientists from the University of Arizona collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) are tagging viruses with fluorescent dye, a new strategy that allows for population surveys leading to a better understanding of viral diversity. Read More »

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 »