Science Headlines

2014

08.27.14FROM THE LABS

Competition for GrapheneExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate ultrafast charge transfer in new family of 2D semiconductors. Read More »

08.27.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Scientists Craft Atomically Seamless, Thinnest-possible Semiconductor JunctionsExternal link

University of Washington scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. Read More »

08.27.14FROM THE LABS

Iron is the Key to Preserving Dinosaur Soft TissueExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) are studying organic material from dinosaur bones and have been able to show that the organic material in the samples contained original soft tissue material from Mesozoic dinosaurs. Read More »

08.26.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Scientists Develop Water Splitter that Runs on Ordinary AAA BatteryExternal link

Scientists at Stanford University, working with collaborators at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Canadian Light Source Inc. and the University of Tennessee, have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that efficiently splits liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Read More »

08.25.14FROM THE LABS

Signatures of Selection Inscribed on Poplar GenomesExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), and Stephen DiFazio of West Virginia University, used a combination of genome-wide selection scans and analyses to understand the processes involved in shaping the genetic variation of natural poplar (Populus trichocarpa) populations. Read More »

08.25.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Hot-spring Bacteria Reveal Ability to Use Far-red Light for PhotosynthesisExternal link

Bacteria growing in far-red light use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight, a research team led by a Penn State scientist has discovered. Read More »

08.25.14FROM THE LABS

Catalytic Gold Nanoclusters Promise Rich Chemical YieldsExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon scientists make stable, active catalysts. Read More »

08.22.14FROM THE LABS

Shaping the Future of NanocrystalsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers obtain first direct observation of facet formation in nanocubes. Read More »

08.22.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL Scientists Uncover Clues to Role of Magnetism in Iron-based SuperconductorsExternal link

New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University are challenging conventional wisdom about superconductivity and magnetism. Read More »

08.21.14FROM THE LABS

Water Leads to Chemical that Gunks Up Biofuels ProductionExternal link

A study at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels, provides scientific principles that can speed up biofuel development. Read More »

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