Science Headlines

2014

06.12.14FROM THE LABS

Eucalyptus—A Global Tree for Fuel and Fiber

A group of researchers inluding Oak Ridge National Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) are seeking to harness and improve upon Eucalyptus’ potential for enhancing sustainable biofuels and biomaterials production, and provide a stable year-round source of biomass that doesn’t compete with food crops. Read More »

06.12.14FROM THE LABS

Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound WavesExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated a technique for producing, detecting and controlling ultrahigh frequency sound waves at the nanometer scale. Read More »

06.11.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Protein Could Put Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs in HandcuffsExternal link

A team from Duke and the University of Sydney in Australia has solved the structure of a key protein that drives DNA copying in the plasmids that make staphylococcus bacteria antibiotic-resistant. Read More »

06.11.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Retracing Citrus’ Earliest Roots to Find Clues for Healthier FutureExternal link

University of Florida scientists led an international research team that analyzed the genome sequences of 10 diverse citrus varieties for the first time. Their findings, published online Sunday by the journal Nature Biotechnology, could help the citrus industry find and deploy genes for resistance to citrus greening, a bacterial infection devastating crops in North America.
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06.10.14FROM THE LABS

More Than Just A Hill of Beans

Researchers at the Joint Genome Institute, the University of Georgia, and North Dakota State University sequence and analyze the genome of the common bean, which may improve both food security and the sustainability of bioenergy crops. Read More »

06.10.14FROM THE LABS

PPPL Receives $4.3 Million to Increase Understanding of the Role that Plasma Plays in Synthesizing NanoparticlesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has received $4.3 million of DOE funding, over three years, to develop an increased understanding of the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. Read More »

06.10.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Spotlights the University Users of its Neutron Sciences FacilitiesExternal link

Researchers at the University of Houston, Penn State, Princeton University and Georgia Tech are using ORNL’s facility for studying everything from polymer micelles to carbon dioxide capture and storage. Read More »

06.09.14FROM THE LABS

Evolution of a Bimetallic NanocatalystExternal link

A multi-national lab collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has taken the most detailed look ever at the evolution of platinum/cobalt bimetallic nanoparticles during reactions in oxygen and hydrogen gases. Read More »

06.09.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Room To Move: Spacing Graphite Layers Makes a Better Battery AnodeExternal link

In a paper published in the June 4 issue of Nature Communications, University of Maryland professors Chunsheng Wang and John Cumings explain how a modified version of a Li-ion battery anode could allow manufacturers to replace the lithium with a more common element. Read More »

06.06.14FROM THE LABS

Ionic Liquid Boosts Efficiency of CO2 Reduction CatalystExternal link

Promising approach for converting abundant gas to building blocks for liquid fuels and other useful chemicals. Read More »

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