Science Headlines

09.16.16User Facility

Unlocking Potential of 3D Printed Rocket Parts with NeutronsExternal link

NASA engineers used the Neutron Residual Stress Mapping Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor to study residual stress in additive manufactured materials which could significantly reduce cost and schedule of flight hardware component manufacture and qualify the materials for flight. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.16.16From the Labs

Jefferson Lab Becomes an Intel® Parallel Computing Center and Deploys Newest Parallel Computing ClusterExternal link

Work on computing the behaviors of the smallest bits of matter in the universe at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has just gotten a nod from Intel®, as the laboratory becomes the newest Intel® Parallel Computing Center. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.15.16From the Labs

Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chipsExternal link

Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that a single crystal complex oxide material can act like a multi-component electrical circuit that could advance microprocessors beyond today’s silicon-based chips. Read MoreExternal linkage


Dianne Bull Ezell: Learning at Every OpportunityExternal link

As an R&D engineer in the Electro-Mechanical Systems group, studying system integration at Oak Ridge National Lab, Ezell is an example and mentor for the next generation of engineers. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.12.16From the Labs

Developing Scientific Computing Capabilities for the Workforce of TomorrowExternal link

This summer's Scientific Computing 102 internship prepared college students for the big data challenges facing researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read MoreExternal linkage

09.12.16From the Labs

PPPL Researchers Successfully Test New Device that Analyzes the Surfaces of Tokamak Components within a VacuumExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have successfully tested a new device that will lead to a better understanding of the interactions between ultrahot plasma contained within fusion facilities and the materials inside those facilities. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.12.16User Facility

Two Protein Studies Discover Molecular Secrets to Recycling Carbon and Healing CellsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have mapped out two very different types of protein. One helps soil bacteria digest carbon compounds; the other protects cells from the effects of harmful molecules. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.09.16User Facility

Electron Beam Microscope Directly Writes Nanoscale Features in Liquid with Metal InkExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to harness a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) to directly write tiny patterns in metallic “ink,” forming features in liquid that are finer than half the width of a human hair. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.08.16User Facility

In Search of a SignalExternal link

A research team from Argonne National Laboratory and McGill University is performing simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, to construct cosmological maps that will help improve the analysis of data from two of the world’s most powerful astronomical instruments, the Dark Energy Survey and the South Pole Telescope. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.07.16User Facility

How Fungi Help Trees Tolerate DroughtExternal link

An international team of researchers found specific adaptations in the C. geophilum transcriptome – the set of its messenger RNA molecules that reflects actual biochemical activity by the fungus – that could help their hosts be more resistant to drought stress, a finding that could be useful in developing more plant feedstocks for bioenergy amidst the changing climate. Read MoreExternal linkage

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