Science Headlines

02.23.16From the Labs

A New Recipe for Biofuel: Genetic Diversity Can Lead to More Productive Growth in Switchgrass CropsExternal link

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are exploring how grasses, and switchgrass in particular, can enrich the nation's biofuel supply, which is currently dominated by corn, a crop relatively easy to convert to biofuel but also in demand for food, livestock feed and industrial products. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.23.16User Facility

Updated Workflows for New LHCExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists contribute to new software that helps physics maximize next-generation supercomputing architectures. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.22.16From the Labs

Developing the Digital Safeguard That Protects the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade at PPPLExternal link

To safeguard the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade - the most powerful spherical tokamak in the world - engineers have designed, built, tested and installed a state-of-the-art system consisting of hardware, software and a network of fiber-optic cables that all work together checking critical variables during each NSTX-U shot at a rate of 1,200 times every 200 microseconds. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.22.16User Facility

New Iron Oxides Point to an Oxygen Source Inside the EarthExternal link

Using three synchrotron x-ray light sources, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), an Office of Science user facility at Argonne, scientists have discovered two new iron oxides. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.19.16User Facility

Putting the Squeeze on Porous MaterialsExternal link

Compression of crystals of synthetic, porous materials by researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), an Office of Science user facility, has revealed new insights into how these materials with a range of applications behave under pressure, which could allow scientists to fine tune their properties for industrial, medical and fuel-storage use. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.19.16Press Release

President Obama Honors Extraordinary Early-Career ScientistsExternal link

President Obama today named 105 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.18.16From the Labs

Biofuel Researchers Employ Titan to Probe ‘Lignin Shield’External link

Recent advancements in biofuel research, including research conducted at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and BioEnergy Science Center (BESC), have rekindled the dream of economically viable ethanol. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.17.16From the Labs

Could the Future of Low-Power Computing be Magnetism?External link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have made two recent advances in the field of spin-wave logic, or the potential use of magnetic spins to transmit and manipulate data. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.17.16User Facility

Software Optimized on Mira Advances Design of Mini-Proteins for Medicines and MaterialsExternal link

University of Washington (UW) researchers are using one of the nation's most powerful supercomputers, the 10-petaflop/s Mira at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), to improve their software for designing protein structures to likewise virtually design and test mini-proteins called peptides. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.16.16User Facility

Physicists Zoom in on Gluons' Contribution to Proton SpinExternal link

By analyzing the highest-energy proton collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, nuclear physicists have gotten a glimpse of how a multitude of gluons that individually carry very little of the protons’ overall momentum contribute to the protons’ spin. Read MoreExternal linkage

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