Science Headlines

02.27.15FROM THE LABS

SLAC-led Research Team Bends Highly Energetic Electron Beam with CrystalExternal link

An international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has demonstrated that a bent silicon crystal can bend the paths of focused, very energetic electron beams much more than magnets used today. Read More »

02.27.15PRESS RELEASE

Office of Science Salutes New IEEE Fellows

Two researchers join a distinguished company at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Read More »

02.26.15FROM THE LABS

A New X-Ray Microscope for Nanoscale ImagingExternal link

This groundbreaking instrument at Brookhaven National Lab, designed to deliver a suite of unprecedented x-ray imaging capabilities for the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (HXN) beamline, brings researchers one step closer to the ultimate goal of nanometer resolution at NSLS-II, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility. Read More »

02.26.15FROM THE LABS

First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s SurfaceExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers link rising CO2 levels from fossil fuels to an upward trend in radiative forcing at two locations. Read More »

02.25.15FROM THE LABS

Retracing the Roots of Fungal SymbiosesExternal link

Scientists at the Joint Genome Institute provide more insight into how plants and fungi develop symbiotic relationships. Read More »

02.24.15USER FACILITIES

Dendrite Eraser: New Electrolyte Rids Batteries of Short-circuiting FibersExternal link

PNNL physicists have developed a new electrolyte that allows lithium-sulfur, lithium-metal and lithium-air batteries to operate at 99 percent efficiency, while having a high current density and without growing dendrites that short-circuit rechargeable batteries. Read More »

02.24.15FROM THE LABS

To Understand Heat Transfer, ORNL Team Takes Unprecedented Neutron Images of Refrigerant Flow Through Heat ExchangersExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured undistorted snapshots of refrigerants flowing through small heat exchangers, helping to further elucidate characteristics of heat transfer. Read More »

02.23.15FROM THE LABS

Speeding Up the EpochsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have created a new model that quickly shows if and when minerals form, which could be vital to creating cleaner energy. Read More »

02.20.15FROM THE LABS

Searching for Signs of a Force from the 'Dark Side' in Particle Collisions at RHICExternal link

Data from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and other experiments nearly rule out role of 'dark photons' as an explanation for the 'g-2' anomaly. Read More »

02.20.15FROM THE LABS

Semiconductor Works Better When Hitched to GrapheneExternal link

Experiments at SLAC show potential for graphene-based organic electronic devices. Read More »

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