Science Headlines

11.10.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Termite of the Sea’s Wood Destruction Strategy RevealedExternal link

For bioenergy researchers, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, the shipworm’s destructive capabilities could prove useful for the industrial production of advanced biofuels from woody plant mass. Read More »

11.10.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

ORNL Materials Researchers Get First Look at Atom-thin BoundariesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made the first direct observations of a one-dimensional boundary separating two different, atom-thin materials, enabling studies of long-theorized phenomena at these interfaces.
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11.07.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Discovering the UndiscoveredExternal link

Researchers at the Joint Genome Institute advance new tools to fill the microbial tree of life. Read More »

11.06.14FROM THE LABS

Golden Approach to High-speed DNA ReadingExternal link

Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley create unique graphene nanopores with optical antennas for DNA sequencing. Read More »

11.05.14FROM THE LABS

Mountains and Winds Confound Particle DistributionExternal link

Data gathered by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their collaborators show that local recirculation patterns, rather than the long-range transport of pollutants, create layers of aerosols above California’s Central Valley. Read More »

11.04.14FROM THE LABS

Physicists Narrow Search for Solution to Proton Spin PuzzleExternal link

New Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) results reveal that gluons make a significant contribution to spin, an important intrinsic particle property; transient sea quarks also play a role. Read More »

11.03.14FROM THE LABS

Mathematical Models Shed New Light on Cancer MutationsExternal link

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School, using computing resources at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), have demonstrated a mathematical toolkit that can turn cancer-mutation data into multidimensional models to show how specific mutations alter the social networks of proteins in cells. Read More »

10.31.14FROM THE LABS

Iron-based Superconductor Simulations Spin Out New Possibilities on TitanExternal link

Rutgers team develops computational model for predicting superconductivity. Read More »

10.31.14FROM THE LABS

Global Model Comparison Project Finds Large Diversity of Organic Aerosol RepresentationsExternal link

More than 70 researchers from 46 international institutions compared the ability of 31 models to simulate comprehensive physical and chemical characteristics and lifecycle of carbon-containing atmospheric vapor and particles. Read More »

10.30.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL Technology Transfer Continues Strong Upward TrendExternal link

New methods are improving connections between private businesses and technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with 101 licenses and options executed during the last three years. Read More »

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