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04.24.15FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Scientists Create Cheaper Magnetic Material for Cars, Wind TurbinesExternal link

Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets. Read More »

04.24.15FROM THE LABS

X-ray Study May Aid in Designing Better Blood Pressure DrugsExternal link

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed in atomic detail how a hypertension drug binds to a cellular receptor that plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. The results could help scientists design new drugs that better control blood pressure while limiting side effects. Read More »

04.24.15FROM THE LABS

ORNL Reports Method That Takes Quantum Sensing to New LevelExternal link

Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a technique developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

04.23.15FROM THE LABS

Extreme Cold and Shipwreck LeadExternal link

Scientists have proven the concept of the CUORE experiment, which will study neutrinos with the world’s coldest detector and ancient lead. Read More »

04.23.15FROM THE LABS

NERSC, Cray Move Forward With Next-Generation Scientific ComputingExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced today that they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built Computational Research and Theory facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »

04.22.15FROM THE LABS

ICARUS Neutrino Experiment to Move to FermilabExternal link

A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world's largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

04.21.15FROM THE LABS

Mu2e Breaks Ground on ExperimentExternal link

This weekend, members of the Mu2e collaboration dug their shovels into the ground of Fermilab's Muon Campus for the experiment that will search for the direct conversion of a muon into an electron in the hunt for new physics. Read More »

04.20.15FROM THE LABS

INCITE Seeking Proposals to Advance Science and Engineering at U.S. Leadership Computing FacilitiesExternal link

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program’s open call for proposals from April 15 to June 26 provides an opportunity for researchers to make transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility centers. Read More »

04.20.15FROM THE LABS

Unlocking Cloud GridlockExternal link

Researchers at PNNL developed a new way for global climate and weather forecasting models to represent cumulus clouds, accounting for updrafts and downdrafts in a manner that is far more accurate, regardless of the scale of the model. Read More »

04.17.15FROM THE LABS

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the EnvironmentExternal link

Scientists with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that mimics the natural photosynthetic process by which plants use the energy in sunlight to synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. Read More »

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