Science Headlines

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 »

08.25.15FROM THE LABS

Another Milestone in Hybrid Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have achieved another milestone. Read More »

08.24.15USER FACILITY

Argonne Pushing Boundaries of Computing in Engine SimulationsExternal link

For the first time, scientists will use the power of Mira, the fifth-fastest supercomputer in the world, to gain further insight into the inner workings of combustion engines. Read More »

08.21.15FROM THE LABS

Carbon Number CrunchingExternal link

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a refined measurement of China’s fossil-fuel carbon emissions. Read More »

08.20.15FROM THE LABS

PNNL to Tackle Future Grid Challenges Through New FacilityExternal link

With the opening this week of the Systems Engineering Building at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new suite of capabilities becomes available to researchers and industry to tackle the nation's top challenges in grid modernization, buildings efficiency and renewable energy integration. Read More »

08.19.15FROM THE LABS

Viral ComparisonsExternal link

A team of comparative genomics and computational science researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are exploring the viral universe with methods that sample and sequence the genomes of different viral species in a matter of hours. Read More »

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