Science Headlines

07.23.14FROM THE LABS

Bringing High-energy X-rays into Better FocusExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have invented a customizable chemical etching process that can be used to manufacture high-performance focusing devices for the brightest X-ray sources on the planet, as well as to make other nanoscale structures such as biosensors and battery electrodes. Read More »

07.23.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

A Tree May Have the Answers to Renewable EnergyExternal link

Xudong Wang, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at UW-Madison, recently collaborated with researcher, Dr. Zhiyong Cai, in the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison on research to use cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) for water splitting, a process that converts solar energy to hydrogen fuel. Read More »

07.22.14FROM THE LABS

New Platinum Alloy Shows Promise as Fuel Cell CatalystExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark have developed highly efficient nanoparticles that could bring down the cost of fuel cells. Read More »

07.21.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Steam From the SunExternal link

New spongelike structure developed at MIT converts solar energy into steam. Read More »

07.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Brown Physicists Part of "Second Generation" Dark Matter ExperimentsExternal link

The Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation announced support last week for several next-generation experiments in the search for dark matter. Among those getting the green light is the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which includes a team of Brown University physicists and students. Read More »

07.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium ExtractionExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean. Read More »

07.17.14PRESS RELEASE

Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 StatesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and bio-based products. Read More »

07.17.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL, UTGSM Study Compares Structures of Huntington’s Disease ProteinExternal link

Neutron scattering research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has revealed clear structural differences in the normal and pathological forms of a protein involved in Huntington’s disease. Read More »

07.16.14FROM THE LABS

Fundamental Chemistry Findings Could Help Extend Moore’s LawExternal link

A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors. Read More »

07.16.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Home to First-in-nation DNP-NMR Instrument to Study Materials at Atomic LevelExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is now the home to a dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that helps scientists understand how individual atoms are arranged in materials. Read More »

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