Science Headlines

02.18.15FROM THE LABS

Bigger StepsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers develop algorithm to make simulation of ultrafast processes possible. Read More »

02.18.15FROM THE LABS

Sugar and SpliceExternal link

Oak Ridge National Lab researchers identify genes best suited for producing biofuel from poplar trees planted in different environments. Read More »

02.12.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being BornExternal link

Scientists have used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule. Read More »

02.11.15FROM THE LABS

Smashing Polarized Protons to Uncover Spin and Other SecretsExternal link

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider starts 15th year of nuclear physics operations. Read More »

02.11.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Take First X-ray Portraits of Living Bacteria at the LCLSExternal link

Researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the first X-ray portraits of living bacteria. This technique could allow the study of viral infections, cell division, and photosynthesis in new detail. Read More »

02.10.15FROM THE LABS

Flipping the SwitchExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are collaborating with industry to develop a high-performance material that nearly doubles the performance of traditional insulators without a high cost premium. Read More »

02.10.15FROM THE LABS

New Design Tool for MetamaterialsExternal link

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have shown, using a recent theory for nonlinear light scattering when light passes through nanostructures, that it is possible to predict the nonlinear optical properties of metamaterials. Read More »

02.09.15FROM THE LABS

Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: High Energy Physics (HEP), Nuclear Physics (NP), and Fusion Energy Sciences (FES).pdf file (32KB)

The High Energy Physics (HEP) program strives to advance our understanding of how the universe works at its most fundamental level. The mission of the Nuclear Physics (NP) program is to discover, explore, and understand all forms of nuclear matter. The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program advances the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and builds the scientific foundations needed to develop a fusion energy source.

02.06.15FROM THE LABS

Direct Measurement of Key Molecule Will Increase Accuracy of Combustion ModelsExternal link

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are the first to directly measure hydroperoxyalkyl radicals — a class of reactive molecules denoted as “QOOH” — that are key in the chain of reactions that controls the early stages of combustion. Read More »

02.05.15FROM THE LABS

Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Biological and Environmental Research (BER).pdf file (24KB)

The Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program advances world-class biological and environmental research programs and scientific user facilities to support DOE’s energy, environment, and basic research missions.