Science Headlines

03.18.14PRESS RELEASE

Final Two Teams Win Regional National Science Bowl Competitions, Secure Spots in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that two teams — one middle school and one high school — won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. Read More »

03.14.14PRESS RELEASE

DOE Office of Science FY 2015 Congressional Budget Request

Document reflects the FY 2015 Department of Energy's Office of Science budget request to Congress. Read More »

03.14.14FROM THE LABS

Happy Pi (3.14) Day!External link

In honor of March 14th, the Computing Sciences organization at Berkeley Lab had a conversation with ‘Pi Guy’ David Bailey. Read More »

03.11.14FROM THE LABS

A Tale of Two Data Sets: New DNA Analysis Strategy Helps Researchers Cut Through the Dirt

In an ambitious pilot study launched by the DOE JGI, MSU researchers sought to compare the microbial populations of different soils sampled from Midwestern corn fields, under continuous cultivation for 100 years, with those sourced from pristine expanses of the Great Prairie. Read More »

03.10.14PRESS RELEASE

Nine More Teams Win Regional National Science Bowl Competitions, Secure Spots in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that nine teams of middle and high school students won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. Read More »

03.06.14FROM THE LABS

Carbon-12 Simulations Help Enhance Particle Physics ExperimentsExternal link

Using ALCF supercomputers to study the carbon-12 nucleus at an unprecedented level of detail, researchers are uncovering results that will help improve the understanding of subatomic particles. Read More »

03.05.14FROM THE LABS

Two Metals Are Better Than OneExternal link

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a recipe for making tiny two-metal structures that could similarly expand the forefront of materials science. Read More »

03.05.14FROM THE LABS

Particle Beam Cancer Therapy: The Promise and ChallengesExternal link

Using beams of accelerated protons or heavier ions such as carbon, oncologists can deliver cell-killing energy to precisely targeted tumors—and do so without causing extensive damage to surrounding healthy tissue, eliminating the major drawback of conventional radiation therapy using x-rays. Read More »

03.04.14FROM THE LABS

Berkeley Lab Researchers Identify Key Intermediate Steps in Artificial Photosynthesis ReactionExternal link

Artificial photosynthesis offers the promise of producing liquid fuels that are renewable and can be used without exacerbating global climate change. Read More »

03.04.14PRESS RELEASE

27 Teams Win Regional National Science Bowl Competitions, Secure Spots in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that 27 teams of middle and high school students won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. Read More »