Science Headlines

03.09.15FROM THE LABS

ORNL Microscopy Directly Images Problematic Lithium Dendrites in BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries. Read More »

03.09.15FROM THE LABS

Between Micro and Macro, Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Model Fluids at the MesoscaleExternal link

The little-known field of fluctuating hydrodynamics could have enormous impacts in applications ranging from batteries to drug delivery to microfluidic devices. Read More »

03.06.15FROM THE LABS

Argonne Research Expanding From Injectors to InhalersExternal link

In collaboration with Australian researchers, Argonne’s scientists are using decades of experience analyzing vehicle fuel injectors to study medical inhalers, hoping to unlock the secrets of the devices that are so well known to asthma sufferers everywhere. Read More »

03.06.15FROM THE LABS

Soot and Dust: A Better Picture of the Impact on SnowExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led development of a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution regional modeling framework that simulated how light is absorbed by soot and dust in seasonal snowpack. Read More »

03.04.15FROM THE LABS

First Scientific Publication from Data Collected at NSLS-IIExternal link

Just weeks after the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) achieved first light, the team of scientists at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline tested a set-up that yielded data on thermoelectric materials. Read More »

03.04.15FROM THE LABS

A New Level of Earthquake UnderstandingExternal link

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is reporting the successful study of stress fields along the San Andreas fault at the microscopic scale, the scale at which earthquake-triggering stresses originate. Read More »

03.03.15FROM THE LABS

Plants Use Water Wisely – MostlyExternal link

Scientists from Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratories are among those participating with DOE’s Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments; providing more insight into how plants use their available resources and thereby improving global climate models. Read More »

03.03.15FROM THE LABS

First Detailed Microscopy Evidence of Bacteria at the Lower Size Limit of LifeExternal link

Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

Researchers at PPPL Find 3-D Printed Parts to Provide Low-cost, Custom Alternatives for Laboratory EquipmentExternal link

The 3-D printing scene, a growing favorite of do-it-yourselfers, has spread to the study of plasma physics. With a series of experiments, researchers at PPPL have found that 3-D printers can be an important tool in laboratory environments. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

New CMI Process Recycles Valuable Rare Earth Metals From Old ElectronicsExternal link

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Read More »

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