Science Headlines

04.13.15FROM THE LABS

Atmospheric Rivers, Finely ModeledExternal link

PNNL scientists are helping global climate models more accurately predict the movement of atmospheric rivers, which carry as much as 90 percent of the world’s moisture from the tropics to the poles. Read More »

04.13.15FROM THE LABS

Bacteria Tracked Feeding Nitrogen to Nutrient-Starved PlantsExternal link

An international team of researchers, including three from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, measured accelerated growth in plants colonized by bacteria that pull nitrogen from the air and release it into soil. Read More »

04.10.15FROM THE LABS

Erupting Electrodes: How Recharging Leaves Behind Microscopic Debris Inside BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Joint Center for Energy Research have gained new insight into the chemistry that clogs rechargeable lithium batteries. Read More »

04.10.15FROM THE LABS

For Ultra-Cold Neutrino Experiment, a Successful DemonstrationExternal link

An international team of scientists has released early results from the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) experiment, with implications for why there’s more matter than antimatter in the universe. Read More »

04.10.15FROM THE LABS

Mixing Up a Batch of Stronger MetalsExternal link

A team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee Knoxville has found that a class of high entropy alloys – which contain five or more metals – retain enhanced mechanical properties even when the mixing of metals is uneven or disordered, which opens up new possibilities for future alloy design. Read More »

04.09.15FROM THE LABS

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $200 Million for Next-generation Supercomputer at its Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

Under Secretary for Science and Energy Orr announces next steps in pursuit of exascale supercomputing to accelerate major scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs. Read More »

04.09.15FROM THE LABS

First NSLS-II X-Ray Images Hint at Science to ComeExternal link

In another “first” at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, a group working at the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe has taken the facility's inaugural x-ray images. Read More »

04.07.15FROM THE LABS

Tracking Down Time MisstepsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and University of Michigan developed a new technique that targets numerical errors related to time evolution in weather and climate models. Read More »

04.06.15FROM THE LABS

“Explosive” Atom Movement is New Window into Growing Metal NanostructuresExternal link

Ames Laboratory scientists observed lead atoms unexpectedly moving collectively on a lead-on-silicon surface to explosively form nanostructures, all at low temperatures. Read More »

04.06.15FROM THE LABS

Accelerating Materials Discovery With World’s Largest Database of Elastic PropertiesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published the world’s largest set of data on the complete elastic properties of inorganic compounds, increasing by an order of magnitude the number of compounds for which such data exists. Read More »

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