Science Headlines

03.24.15FROM THE LABS

Does Death Stalk the Forest?External link

New research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that the problem in predicting how forests age may lie in the forest models, not the trees. Read More »

03.23.15FROM THE LABS

Experiment Provides the Best Look Yet at 'Warm Dense Matter' at Cores of Giant PlanetsExternal link

In an experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists precisely measured the temperature and structure of aluminum as it transitions into a superhot, highly compressed concoction known as “warm dense matter.” Read More »

03.23.15FROM THE LABS

Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase ‘Superfacility’ ConceptExternal link

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with supercomputing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory via the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics research that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process. Read More »

03.20.15FROM THE LABS

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Build New Chemistry FacilityExternal link

A contract was awarded to DGR*Grant Construction of Richland today to build a new chemistry laboratory building at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read More »

03.20.15FROM THE LABS

Modeling How Cells Move Together Could Inspire Self-healing MaterialsExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory modeled the motion of cells moving together which may help scientists design new technologies inspired by nature, such as self-healing materials in batteries and other devices. Read More »

03.19.15FROM THE LABS

Rare-earth Innovation to Improve Nylon ManufacturingExternal link

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Labratory, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon. Read More »

03.19.15FROM THE LABS

Computer Sims: In Climatic Tug of War, Carbon Released From Thawing Permafrost Wins HandilyExternal link

According to new computer simulations conducted by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there will be a lot more carbon released from thawing permafrost than the amount taken in by more Arctic vegetation. Read More »

03.19.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Watch Quantum Dots 'Breathe' in Response to StressExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory watched nanoscale semiconductor crystals expand and shrink in response to powerful pulses of laser light which could aid in the design of new materials. Read More »

03.18.15FROM THE LABS

Experiments Combine to Find Mass of HiggsExternal link

The CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider joined forces to make the most precise measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson yet. Read More »

03.18.15FROM THE LABS

The Cost of Limiting Global WarmingExternal link

Study at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory finds real-world choices affect cost of emissions reduction, and shift them from emerging to industrialized countries. Read More »