Science Headlines

09.01.15FROM THE LABS

Gaming Computers Offer Huge, Untapped Energy Savings PotentialExternal link

Berkeley Lab energy analysis finds gaming computers consume $10 billion in electricity per year. Read More »

08.31.15USER FACILITY

NERSC Accelerates Scientific Analysis with SCIDBExternal link

Through SciDB – an open source database system designed to store and analyze extremely large array-structured data – scientists are making better use of the vast flows of information coming in on topics such as astronomy, climate and biology. Read More »

08.31.15FROM THE LABS

Four Brookhaven Lab Projects Selected as R&D 100 Award FinalistsExternal link

Four Brookhaven National Laboratory projects have been selected as finalists for the 2015 R&D 100 awards, which honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by R&D Magazine. Read More »

08.28.15FROM THE LABS

Two Great Catalysts that Work Great TogetherExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis have discovered that a combination of two simple, inexpensive, metal-free catalysts can approach the efficiency of the platinum catalyst in conventional fuel cells. Read More »

08.28.15USER FACILITY

Soaking Up Carbon Dioxide and Turning it into Valuable ProductsExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have incorporated molecules of carbon dioxide reduction catalysts into the sponge-like crystals of covalent organic frameworks (COFs). Read More »

08.27.15FROM THE LABS

DOE Event Marks Beginning of Landmark Ecosystem ExperimentExternal link

Scientists are getting a glimpse of the future with a Department of Energy large-scale experiment designed to answer questions about how carbon-rich peatlands will respond to projected warming of the climate and increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Read More »

08.27.15FROM THE LABS

New Catalyst May Hasten Commercialization of Fuel Cell VehiclesExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new fuel cell catalyst using earthly abundant materials with performance that is comparable to platinum in laboratory tests. Read More »

08.27.15FROM THE LABS

ORNL Chemical Sampling Interface Features Simplicity and SpeedExternal link

In mere seconds, a system developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can identify and characterize a solid or liquid sample, providing a valuable tool with applications in material science, forensics, pharmaceuticals, biology and chemistry. Read More »

08.26.15FROM THE LABS

Cellular Contamination Pathway for Plutonium, Other Heavy Elements, IdentifiedExternal link

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have reported a major advance in understanding the biological chemistry of radioactive metals, opening up new avenues of research into strategies for remedial action in the event of possible human exposure to nuclear contaminants. Read More »

08.25.15USER FACILITY

Partnerships Put the “Go” in the GoAmazon 2014/15 CampaignExternal link

GoAmazon, the largest international deployment of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility, is giving scientists new insights into the interactions of important regional climactic variables including river breezes, aerosols, cloud life cycles, lightning strikes and precipitation. Read More »

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