Science Headlines

09.25.15User Facility

Organics Energize Solar Cell ResearchExternal link

Scientists from Tulane University are using Mira to advance next-generation solar energy technologies by probing the functional interfaces found in organic and hybrid solar cells. ALCF staff helped accelerate their research by enhancing the team’s code so simulations run up to 30 percent faster on the supercomputer. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.24.15From the Labs

Muon G-2 Magnet Successfully Cooled Down and Powered UpExternal link

It survived a month-long journey over 3200 miles, and now the delicate and complex electromagnet is well on its way to exploring the unknown. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.24.15User Facility

NSLS-II Scientists Find Flexible Boundary Between Phases of Matter Within Supercritical FluidsExternal link

Physicists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—led a study to better understand the nature of the boundary between phases and the behavior of supercritical fluids, using high-energy x-rays to examine the atomic structures of supercritical fluids at different temperatures and pressures. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.23.15From the Labs

Argonne Microbial Ecologist Jack Gilbert Named One of Popular Science’s "Brilliant 10"External link

Jack Gilbert, a microbial ecologist and group leader in Argonne National Laboratory's Biosciences division, has been named one of Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" for his environmental and biomedical-focused research as part of the magazine's 14th annual awards list. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.23.15From the Labs

Dirty, Crusty Meals Fit for (Long-Dormant) MicrobesExternal link

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Genome Institute have revealed that even dusty, harsh desert environments contain a variety of microbes, which, when awoken, consume a virtual smorgasbord of metabolites; each type of microbe consuming a small range of metabolites, thereby avoiding pure competition and likely increasing species diversity. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.23.15From the Labs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Co-Lead DOE’s New HPC for Manufacturing ProgramExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is collaborating with Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LLNL and LBNL) to lead a new US Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to fund and foster public-private R&D projects that enhance US competitiveness in clean energy manufacturing. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.22.15From the Labs

New Support for CAMERA to Develop Computational Mathematics for Experimental Facilities ResearchExternal link

Department of Energy has announced approval of a joint ASCR-BES-supported grant of $10.5 million over three years to expand the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA). Read MoreExternal linkage

09.22.15From the Labs

Do Protons Decay?External link

Scientists are studying if it is possible for protons, the fundamental building blocks of atoms, to have finite lifetimes, and if so, what that means for the stability of atoms. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.21.15From the Labs

DESI, an Ambitious Probe of Dark Energy, Achieves its Next Major MilestoneExternal link

The Department of Energy has announced its approval of Critical Decision 2 for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, authorizing the project’s scientific scope, schedule, and funding profile. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.21.15From the Labs

The Rise of X-Ray Beam ChemistryExternal link

A team of physicists and geochemists at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that instead of just passively observing surface reactions of minerals, they can use X-rays to create the conditions by which reactions happen while simultaneously observing them. Read MoreExternal linkage

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