Science Headlines

08.24.15User Facility

Argonne Pushing Boundaries of Computing in Engine SimulationsExternal link

For the first time, scientists will use the power of Mira, the fifth-fastest supercomputer in the world, to gain further insight into the inner workings of combustion engines. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.21.15From the Labs

Carbon Number CrunchingExternal link

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a refined measurement of China’s fossil-fuel carbon emissions. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.20.15From the Labs

PNNL to Tackle Future Grid Challenges Through New FacilityExternal link

With the opening this week of the Systems Engineering Building at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new suite of capabilities becomes available to researchers and industry to tackle the nation's top challenges in grid modernization, buildings efficiency and renewable energy integration. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.19.15From the Labs

Viral ComparisonsExternal link

A team of comparative genomics and computational science researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are exploring the viral universe with methods that sample and sequence the genomes of different viral species in a matter of hours. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.19.15User Facility

Optimizing Biofuel Production in YeastExternal link

Researchers at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are finding important new insights into the metabolic processes of yeasts, which could make them better producers of biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.15User Facility

The Future of ForecastingExternal link

Researchers from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have used the Titan supercomputer, located at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to refine their weather prediction model, the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS), in hopes of further understanding their future computational needs for more localized weather forecasts. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.15From the Labs

Major Innovation in Molecular Imaging Delivers Spatial and Spectral Info SimultaneouslyExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientist invents technique to combine spectroscopy with super-resolution microscopy, enabling new ways to examine cell structures and study diseases. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.15From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Finds More Celestial NeighborsExternal link

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way galaxy. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.15User Facility

Surprising Discoveries About 2D Molybdenum DisulfideExternal link

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.14.15From the Labs

Insight Into Obscure Transition Uncovered by X-raysExternal link

The list of potential mechanisms that underlie an unusual metal-insulator transition has been narrowed by a team of scientists at Argonne and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories and the University of Arkansas using a combination of X-ray techniques. Read MoreExternal linkage