Science Headlines

09.08.15From the Labs

Fortifying Computer Chips for Space TravelExternal link

Berkeley Lab's particle accelerator blasts microprocessors with high-energy beams to toughen them up. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.04.15From the Labs

Nailing Down the Jet StreamExternal link

A team of scientists led by PNNL has developed a mathematical framework that provides guidance to how global climate models can more accurately simulate the behavior of the all-important jet stream. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.03.15From the Labs

ORNL-Developed Building Efficiency Software Now AvailableExternal link

A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match measured data is now available as an open source code. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.03.15From the Labs

Please Do Spill the OxygenExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Karl-Franzens University in Austria show how clusters funnel atoms to create oxygen pools that benefit biofuels, fuel cells, and sensors. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.02.15User Facility

Global Team Seeks Individual X-ray Portraits of Active Viruses, Bacteria and Cell ComponentsExternal link

A major international collaboration launched by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is laying the technical groundwork for taking individual, atomic-scale portraits of intact viruses, living bacteria and other microscopic samples using the brightest X-ray light on Earth. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.02.15From the Labs

Making Fuel From Light: Argonne Research Sheds Light on Photosynthesis and Creation of Solar FuelExternal link

Recent experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have afforded researchers a greater understanding of how to manipulate photosynthesis, putting humankind one step closer to harvesting “solar fuel,” a clean energy source that could one day help replace coal and natural gas. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.02.15From the Labs

Time-Lapse Analysis Offers New Look at How Cells Repair DNA DamageExternal link

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a computerized way to measure DNA repair in thousands of human mammary epithelial cells before and after they’re exposed to ionizing radiation. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.01.15From the Labs

Gaming Computers Offer Huge, Untapped Energy Savings PotentialExternal link

Berkeley Lab energy analysis finds gaming computers consume $10 billion in electricity per year. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.31.15User Facility

NERSC Accelerates Scientific Analysis with SCIDBExternal link

Through SciDB – an open source database system designed to store and analyze extremely large array-structured data – scientists are making better use of the vast flows of information coming in on topics such as astronomy, climate and biology. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.31.15From the Labs

Four Brookhaven Lab Projects Selected as R&D 100 Award FinalistsExternal link

Four Brookhaven National Laboratory projects have been selected as finalists for the 2015 R&D 100 awards, which honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by R&D Magazine. Read MoreExternal linkage