Science Headlines

2014

09.17.14FROM THE LABS

How Chemicals Spread in SoilsExternal link

A group of researchers from multiple institutions including EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed models of how water and chemicals flow in soils, which could help capture the spread of underground contaminants. Read More »

09.16.14FROM THE LABS

Decoding Virus-Host Interactions in the Oxygen-Starved OceanExternal link

In a first of its kind study, exploiting the unique strength of single-cell genomics, the DOE Joint Genome Institute and collaborators at the University of Arizona and the University of British Columbia explored virus-host dynamics to reveal that viruses appear to be much more key to marine microbial ecology below sunlit surface waters than suspected. Read More »

09.16.14FROM THE LABS

Elusive Quantum Transformations Found Near Absolute ZeroExternal link

Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University researchers measure the quantum fluctuations behind a novel magnetic material's ultra-cold ferromagnetic phase transition. Read More »

09.15.14FROM THE LABS

Imaging Fuel Injectors with NeutronsExternal link

A team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is attempting to make the first-ever neutron images of cavitation, the physical event that leads to bubble/gas formation, inside the body of a gasoline fuel injector. Read More »

09.11.14FROM THE LABS

Advanced Light Source Sets Microscopy RecordExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers achieve highest resolution ever with x-ray microscopy. Read More »

09.10.14FROM THE LABS

Angling Chromium to Let Oxygen ThroughExternal link

New semiconducting material created at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory works at temperatures low enough to improve fuel cell efficiency. Read More »

09.08.14FROM THE LABS

New Catalyst Converts CO₂to FuelExternal link

Calculations run at NERSC help confirm University of Illinois breakthrough. Read More »

09.05.14FROM THE LABS

A Metallic Alloy That is Tough and Ductile at Cryogenic TemperaturesExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley and Oak Ridge Labs test a multi-element high-entropy alloy with surprising results. Read More »

09.05.14FROM THE LABS

Birth of a MineralExternal link

Led by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a study shows calcium carbonate takes multiple, simultaneous roads to different minerals, provides insight into trapping carbon dioxide underground. Read More »

09.05.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Map Protein in Living Bacterial CellsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have for the first time mapped the atomic structure of a protein within a living cell. The technique, which peered into cells with an X-ray laser, could allow scientists to explore some components of living cells as never before. Read More »