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02.19.16User Facility

Putting the Squeeze on Porous MaterialsExternal link

Compression of crystals of synthetic, porous materials by researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), an Office of Science user facility, has revealed new insights into how these materials with a range of applications behave under pressure, which could allow scientists to fine tune their properties for industrial, medical and fuel-storage use. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.19.16Press Release

President Obama Honors Extraordinary Early-Career ScientistsExternal link

President Obama today named 105 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.18.16From the Labs

Biofuel Researchers Employ Titan to Probe ‘Lignin Shield’External link

Recent advancements in biofuel research, including research conducted at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and BioEnergy Science Center (BESC), have rekindled the dream of economically viable ethanol. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.17.16From the Labs

Could the Future of Low-Power Computing be Magnetism?External link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have made two recent advances in the field of spin-wave logic, or the potential use of magnetic spins to transmit and manipulate data. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.17.16User Facility

Software Optimized on Mira Advances Design of Mini-Proteins for Medicines and MaterialsExternal link

University of Washington (UW) researchers are using one of the nation's most powerful supercomputers, the 10-petaflop/s Mira at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), to improve their software for designing protein structures to likewise virtually design and test mini-proteins called peptides. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.16.16User Facility

Physicists Zoom in on Gluons' Contribution to Proton SpinExternal link

By analyzing the highest-energy proton collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, nuclear physicists have gotten a glimpse of how a multitude of gluons that individually carry very little of the protons’ overall momentum contribute to the protons’ spin. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.16.16From the Labs

A New Spin on Quantum Computing: Scientists Train Electrons with MicrowavesExternal link

An international research team, which included scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), demonstrated how to dramatically increase the coupling of microwaves in a specially designed superconducting cavity to a fundamental electron property called spin—which, like a coin, can be flipped. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.16.16From the Labs

Daya Bay Discovers a MismatchExternal link

Daya Bay scientists provided the most precise measurement ever of the neutrino spectrum—that is, the number of neutrinos produced at different energies—at nuclear reactors. The experiment also precisely measured the flux, the total number of neutrinos emitted. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.12.16User Facility

Graphene Leans on Glass to Advance ElectronicsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University (SBU), and the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common glass. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.12.16From the Labs

‘Lasers Rewired’: Scientists Find a New Way to Make Nanowire LasersExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as tiny, tunable lasers. Read MoreExternal linkage

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