Science Headlines

2014

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 »

08.20.14FROM THE LABS

New Project is the ACME of Addressing Climate ChangeExternal link

High performance computing (HPC) will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Read More »

08.20.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Bacterial Nanowires Not What Scientists Thought They WereExternal link

A team led by scientists at USC has now turned the study of these bacterial nanowires on its head, discovering that the key features in question are not pili, as previously believed, but rather extensions of the bacteria’s outer membrane equipped with proteins that transfer electrons called “cytochromes.” Read More »

08.19.14ARTICLE

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers Working on Smaller, Faster ChipExternal link

Computer chips are getting smaller and faster, but not without some serious scientific research happening high on a hill in Berkeley. Read More »

08.19.14FROM THE LABS

Bionic Liquids from LigninExternal link

New results from the Joint BioEnergy Institute pave the way for closed loop biofuel refineries. Read More »

08.19.14FROM THE LABS

First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange BaryonsExternal link

"Invisible" particles containing at least one strange quark lower the temperature at which other particles "freeze out" from quark-gluon plasma. Read More »

08.18.14FROM THE LABS

Promising Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric PolarizationsExternal link

Brookhaven Lab scientists find surprising locked charge polarizations that impede performance in next-gen materials that could otherwise revolutionize data-driven devices. Read More »

08.15.14FROM THE LABS

SLAC Secures Role in Energy Frontier Research Center Focused on Next-generation MaterialsExternal link

The Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will play a key role in a research consortium that seeks out new materials for next-generation solar panels, low-energy lighting and other uses. Read More »