Science Headlines

02.25.15FROM THE LABS

Retracing the Roots of Fungal SymbiosesExternal link

Scientists at the Joint Genome Institute provide more insight into how plants and fungi develop symbiotic relationships. Read More »

02.24.15USER FACILITIES

Dendrite Eraser: New Electrolyte Rids Batteries of Short-circuiting FibersExternal link

PNNL physicists have developed a new electrolyte that allows lithium-sulfur, lithium-metal and lithium-air batteries to operate at 99 percent efficiency, while having a high current density and without growing dendrites that short-circuit rechargeable batteries. Read More »

02.24.15FROM THE LABS

To Understand Heat Transfer, ORNL Team Takes Unprecedented Neutron Images of Refrigerant Flow Through Heat ExchangersExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured undistorted snapshots of refrigerants flowing through small heat exchangers, helping to further elucidate characteristics of heat transfer. Read More »

02.23.15FROM THE LABS

Speeding Up the EpochsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have created a new model that quickly shows if and when minerals form, which could be vital to creating cleaner energy. Read More »

02.20.15FROM THE LABS

Searching for Signs of a Force from the 'Dark Side' in Particle Collisions at RHICExternal link

Data from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and other experiments nearly rule out role of 'dark photons' as an explanation for the 'g-2' anomaly. Read More »

02.20.15FROM THE LABS

Semiconductor Works Better When Hitched to GrapheneExternal link

Experiments at SLAC show potential for graphene-based organic electronic devices. Read More »

02.20.15FROM THE LABS

Shape-shifting Groups of Nanorods Release Heat DifferentlyExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how details of the transfer of heat at the nanoscale cause nanoparticles to change shape in ensembles. Read More »

02.18.15FROM THE LABS

Bigger StepsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers develop algorithm to make simulation of ultrafast processes possible. Read More »

02.18.15FROM THE LABS

Sugar and SpliceExternal link

Oak Ridge National Lab researchers identify genes best suited for producing biofuel from poplar trees planted in different environments. Read More »

02.12.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being BornExternal link

Scientists have used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule. Read More »

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