Science Headlines

07.30.15FROM THE LABS

Meet the High-Performance Single-Molecule DiodeExternal link

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world’s highest-performance single-molecule diode. Read More »

07.29.15FROM THE LABS

Playing 'Tag' with Pollution Lets Scientists See Who's ItExternal link

Scientists at PNNL are tracking sources of soot in the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau region, an important region for supplying water to China and India. Read More »

07.28.15FROM THE LABS

Oxygen: Not at All RandomExternal link

Corrosion follows a different path when it comes to uranium dioxide, the primary component of the rods that power nuclear reactors, according to a new study by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Chicago, and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. Read More »

07.28.15ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations to the New 2015-2016 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows!.pdf file (140KB)

The Department of Energy and its partners at NASA, and the National Science Foundation have selected eleven outstanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators to serve 11-month fellowships at the Federal agencies and on Capitol Hill.

07.27.15FROM THE LABS

Unlocking the Rice Immune SystemExternal link

Joint BioEnergy Institute study identifies protein that is key to protecting rice against bacterial blight. Read More »

07.24.15User Facility

Young Scientist Discovers Magnetic Material Unnecessary to Create Spin CurrentExternal link

Scientists at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are working on a surprising discovery that has important implications for the field of spintronics and the development of high-speed, low-power electronics that use electron spin rather than charge to carry information. Read More »

07.23.15FROM THE LABS

Mounting A ChargeExternal link

Scientists at the University of Chicago and Oak Ridge National Lab, supported by DOE’s Early Career Research Awards, are attacking exascale computing challenges on two fronts: power and resilience. Read More »

07.23.15FROM THE LABS

ORNL Researchers Make Scalable Arrays of ‘Building Blocks’ for Ultrathin ElectronicsExternal link

For the first time, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined a novel synthesis process with commercial electron-beam lithography techniques to produce arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within a single, nanometer-thick semiconductor crystal. Read More »

07.22.15USER FACILITY

Simulations Lead to Design of Near-Frictionless MaterialExternal link

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. Read More »

07.22.15USER FACILITY

Cleaning Up Bunker Oil with White Rot FungiExternal link

Researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute evaluate how fungi better known for breaking down plant biomass do in a bioremediation application. Read More »

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