Science Headlines

03.16.15FROM THE LABS

Probing the Early Stages of DNA “Photocopying”External link

An intricate three-dimensional model of the complex protein that helps prepare DNA for duplication is the result of research at three U.S. Department of Energy x-ray light sources, including the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Read More »

03.13.15FROM THE LABS

Electricity Needs Water: A State-by-State AssessmentExternal link

To understand the increasing water requirements by U.S. electric power producers, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory employed a computational model to estimate the state-by-state need through 2095. Read More »

03.13.15FROM THE LABS

Study Proposes New Way to Measure Superconducting FluctuationsExternal link

A study published last month by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides theoretical evidence for a new effect that may lead to a way of measuring the exact temperature at which superconductivity kicks in and shed light on the poorly understood properties of superconducting materials above this temperature. Read More »

03.12.15ARTICLE

The Proof is in the PoresExternal link

Researchers at several of DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers are studying metal-organic frameworks – porous materials with unique chemical and physical properties – to open new channels for energy science. Read More »

03.12.15FROM THE LABS

Researchers Get Warmer in Understanding High-Temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

First ab initio computational experiment of copper oxide performed at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility moves scientists closer to understanding mysterious properties of cuprate superconductors. Read More »

03.11.15FROM THE LABS

New 2-Color X-ray Laser Technique Could Reveal Atomic Detail of Medically Important ProteinsExternal link

A unique X-ray laser innovation developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory produced a new way to study ultrafast processes in biology, materials, chemistry, and other fields. Read More »

03.10.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Find Rare Dwarf Satellite Galaxy Candidates in Dark Energy Survey DataExternal link

Scientists on two continents have independently discovered a set of celestial objects that seem to belong to the rare category of dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Read More »

03.10.15FROM THE LABS

Biofuel Proteomics: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Use Proteomics to Profile SwitchgrassExternal link

In a study led by Benjamin Schwessinger, a grass geneticist with JBEI’s Feedstocks Division, researchers used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising of all the fuel crop candidates. Read More »

03.10.15FROM THE LABS

The Climate is Starting to Change FasterExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) discovered the speed with which temperatures change will continue to increase over the next several decades, intensifying the impacts of climate change. Read More »

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 »

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