Science Headlines

04.02.15FROM THE LABS

In the Heat of the Reaction, a Single Atom DeliversExternal link

Not present when the reaction starts or ends, the driving force behind turning poisonous carbon monoxide into a benign form is a single atom that appears in the heat of action, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read More »

04.02.15FROM THE LABS

Longer DNA Fragments Reveal Rare Species DiversityExternal link

A team including DOE JGI and Berkeley Lab researchers compared two ways of using the next generation Illumina sequencing machines, one of which–TruSeq Synthetic Long-Reads–produced significantly longer reads than the other. Read More »

04.01.15FROM THE LABS

Study at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Shows Why Skin is Resistant to TearingExternal link

Making good use of the X-ray beams at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), the collaboration of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory made the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms behind the ability of skin to resist tearing. Read More »

03.30.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Developed Global Model on the Role of Human Activity and Weather on Vegetation FiresExternal link

An international team of researchers led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory working at the Joint Global Change Research Institute developed a new model on vegetation fires that will improve understanding of such fires around the world today. Read More »

03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Copper Atoms Bring a Potential New Battery Material to LifeExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab track electrochemical reactions in cutting-edge battery materials in real time using "in-operando" synchrotron techniques, revealing important clues for the future design and development of more powerful, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries. Read More »

03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Using Magnetic Fields to Understand High-temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are exposing high-temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields, changing the temperature at which the materials become perfectly conducting and revealing unique properties of these substances. Read More »

03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Protein Shake-upExternal link

One intrinsically disordered protein, beta-catenin, is of particular interest to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where they will be conducting neutron scattering and supercomputing studies to further uncover its role in cancer. Read More »

03.26.15FROM THE LABS

Researchers Use Mira to Peer Inside High-temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductors. Read More »

03.26.15FROM THE LABS

The Dawn of DUNEExternal link

The neutrino experiment formerly known as LBNE has transformed. Since January, its collaboration has gained about 50 new member institutions, elected two new spokespersons and chosen a new name: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE. Read More »

03.25.15FROM THE LABS

A Tale of Two Colliders, One Thesis, Two Awards—and a Physics MysteryExternal link

Results from two complementary colliders provide fodder for one double-award-winning Ph.D. thesis and an intriguing physics puzzle. Read More »