Science Headlines

07.01.15USER FACILITY

Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge Program Announces 24 Projects at the Argonne Leadership Computing FacilityExternal link

Each year, the ALCC program selects projects with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas directly related to the DOE mission and for broadening the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources. Read More »

07.01.15FROM THE LABS

New CMI Process Recycles Magnets From Factory FloorExternal link

A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste and creates useful magnets out of it. Read More »

06.30.15FROM THE LABS

Sodium-Ion Batteries Offer Surprising Stability Over CyclesExternal link

3D measurements of microstructures reveal that sodium's larger ion size does not degrade battery materials as much as previously thought. Read More »

06.30.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Propose an Enhanced New Model of the Source of a Mysterious Barrier to Fusion Known as the “Density Limit”External link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a detailed model of the source of a puzzling limitation on fusion reactions. Read More »

06.29.15FROM THE LABS

Homegrown Solution for Synchrotron Light SourceExternal link

Ames Laboratory physicist Adam Kaminski turned a research challenge into the opportunity to develop an innovative technique for the study of electronic properties in new materials. Read More »

06.29.15FROM THE LABS

Magnetic AttractionExternal link

Researchers at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) are on the forefront of understanding molecular-level science in the natural environment. Read More »

06.29.15FROM THE LABS

Orange is the New RedExternal link

Berkeley Lab study shows Orange Carotenoid Protein (OCP) shifts more than just color for cyanobacterial photoprotection. Read More »

06.26.15FROM THE LABS

Helium ‘Balloons’ Offer New Path to Control Complex MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions. Read More »

06.26.15USER FACILITY

Confirming Microbial Lineages Through Cultivation-Independent MeansExternal link

In a recent study illuminating how novel microbial lineages are being uncovered through the use of such techniques, a team including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, offers compelling evidence that two groups of uncultivated bacteria actually belong to a single candidate phylum called ‘Atribacteria.’ Read More »

06.25.15FROM THE LABS

Going Through GrapheneExternal link

Scientists at the Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center have discovered how protons selectively pass through graphene with promising applications for fuel cells and membranes. Read More »

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