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Congratulations to the New 2015-2016 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows!.pdf file (140KB)

The Department of Energy and its partners at NASA, and the National Science Foundation have selected eleven outstanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators to serve 11-month fellowships at the Federal agencies and on Capitol Hill. Read More »

07.27.15From the Labs

Unlocking the Rice Immune SystemExternal link

Joint BioEnergy Institute study identifies protein that is key to protecting rice against bacterial blight. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.24.15User Facility

Young Scientist Discovers Magnetic Material Unnecessary to Create Spin CurrentExternal link

Scientists at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are working on a surprising discovery that has important implications for the field of spintronics and the development of high-speed, low-power electronics that use electron spin rather than charge to carry information. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.23.15From the Labs

Mounting A ChargeExternal link

Scientists at the University of Chicago and Oak Ridge National Lab, supported by DOE’s Early Career Research Awards, are attacking exascale computing challenges on two fronts: power and resilience. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.23.15From the Labs

ORNL Researchers Make Scalable Arrays of ‘Building Blocks’ for Ultrathin ElectronicsExternal link

For the first time, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined a novel synthesis process with commercial electron-beam lithography techniques to produce arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within a single, nanometer-thick semiconductor crystal. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.22.15User Facility

Simulations Lead to Design of Near-Frictionless MaterialExternal link

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.22.15User Facility

Cleaning Up Bunker Oil with White Rot FungiExternal link

Researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute evaluate how fungi better known for breaking down plant biomass do in a bioremediation application. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.21.15User Facility

New Technique to Synthesize Nanostructured NanowiresExternal link

A new approach to self-assemble and tailor complex structures at the nanoscale, developed by an international collaboration led by the University of Cambridge and IBM, using the facilities at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, opens opportunities to tailor properties and functionalities of materials for a wide range of semiconductor device applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.20.15From the Labs

Perovskite Solar Technology Shows Quick Energy ReturnsExternal link

A joint study by Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University found that perovskite-based solar technology has the quickest energy payback time of all current solar technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.20.15From the Labs

Scientists Hijack Light-Loving Bacteria to Make High-Value ProductsExternal link

Scientists at PNNL and the Colorado School of Mines have directed a common bacterium to produce more of a valuable fatty acid, lauric acid, than it typically does. Read MoreExternal linkage

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