Science Headlines

2014

11.19.14FROM THE LABS

Double Bonus: Win-Win for Atmospheric Particle PropertiesExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Colorado developed a new method that simultaneously connects two critical properties: real refractive index, a measure of how much the particle interacts with light, and particle density. Read More »

11.18.14FROM THE LABS

Researchers Develop New Acoustic Sensor for Chemical and Biological DetectionExternal link

Testing for ovarian cancer or the presence of a particular chemical could be almost as simple as distinguishing an F sharp from a B flat, thanks to a new microscopic acoustic device that has been dramatically improved by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Read More »

11.18.14FROM THE LABS

As Temperatures Rise, Soil Will Relinquish Less Carbon to the Atmosphere Than Currently PredictedExternal link

New Berkeley Lab model quantifies interactions between soil microbes and their surroundings. Read More »

11.17.14PRESS RELEASE

INCITE Grants Awarded to 56 Computational Research ProjectsExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating scientific discovery and innovation that will share 5.8 billion core-hours on America’s two fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Read More »

11.17.14FROM THE LABS

Around the World in 52 MonthsExternal link

The Department of Energy’s ARM Climate Research Facility has selected six field campaigns to take place from 2015 through most of 2019. These new efforts kick off in the summer of 2015 at the Southern Great Plans site. Read More »

11.14.14FROM THE LABS

Procter & Gamble and Temple University Scientists Model Skin’s Makeup Using Titan SupercomputerExternal link

Simulations run on the nation’s most powerful supercomputer for open science gave researchers a molecular-level understanding of how our skin performs some of its essential functions. Read More »

11.14.14FROM THE LABS

New Project Will Expand Opportunities for Biological Discovery With SLAC’s X-ray LaserExternal link

A planned experimental station at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will expand capabilities for atomic-scale explorations in human health, biology, energy and environmental science using one of the brightest X-ray sources on the planet. Read More »

11.13.14FROM THE LABS

Latest Supercomputers Enable High-Resolution Climate Models, Truer Simulation of Extreme WeatherExternal link

Berkeley Lab researcher says climate science is entering a new golden age. Read More »

11.12.14FROM THE LABS

Energy Department Awards New Contract to Manage and Operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.pdf file (56KB)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new five-year, $3.2 billion contract to Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.

11.12.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Investigating the Earth’s Inner WorkingsExternal link

A team is using Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Titan supercomputer to reveal the Earth’s inner workings via adjoint tomography simulations, or monitoring the interaction of a forward wavefield, in which the waves travel from the source to the receivers, and an “adjoint” wavefield in which the waves travel inversely from the receivers to the source. Read More »