Science Headlines

04.17.14FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven and SLAC Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven SuperconductivityExternal link

X-rays reveal how rapidly vanishing 'charge stripes' may be behind laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity. Read More »

04.17.14FROM THE LABS

Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Accelerator Achieves 12 GeV Commissioning MilestoneExternal link

Following an upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, the CEBAF accelerator delivered the highest-energy electron beams it has ever produced into a target in an experimental hall, recording the first data of the 12 GeV era. Read More »

04.16.14PRESS RELEASE

Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 2013 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced six exceptional U.S. scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department’s science, energy and national security missions. Read More »

04.09.14ARTICLE

Dark Matter Hunt: LUX Experiment Reaches Critical PhaseExternal link

An experiment located in the bottom of a gold mine in South Dakota, US, could offer the best chance yet of detecting dark matter. Read More »

04.09.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Stanford Scientists Discover a Novel Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn or Other PlantsExternal link

Stanford scientists have created a copper-based catalyst that produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature. Read More »

04.08.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-FaceExternal link

New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor. Read More »

04.08.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Arid Areas Absorb Unexpected Amounts of CarbonExternal link

Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found that arid areas, among the biggest ecosystems on the planet, take up an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere. Read More »

04.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Self-Assembled Silver Superlattices Create Molecular Machines with Hydrogen-Bond “Hinges” and Moving “Gears”External link

Researchers from Georgia Tech and the University of Toledo did a combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them. Read More »

04.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Groundbreaking Optical Device Could Enhance Optical Information Processing and ComputersExternal link

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have built an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler. Read More »

04.04.14FROM THE LABS

Researchers Design Trees That Make it Easier to Produce PulpExternal link

Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants. Read More »