Science Headlines

07.22.14FROM THE LABS

New Platinum Alloy Shows Promise as Fuel Cell CatalystExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark have developed highly efficient nanoparticles that could bring down the cost of fuel cells. Read More »

07.21.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Steam From the SunExternal link

New spongelike structure developed at MIT converts solar energy into steam. Read More »

07.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Brown Physicists Part of "Second Generation" Dark Matter ExperimentsExternal link

The Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation announced support last week for several next-generation experiments in the search for dark matter. Among those getting the green light is the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which includes a team of Brown University physicists and students. Read More »

07.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium ExtractionExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean. Read More »

07.17.14PRESS RELEASE

Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 StatesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and bio-based products. Read More »

07.17.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL, UTGSM Study Compares Structures of Huntington’s Disease ProteinExternal link

Neutron scattering research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has revealed clear structural differences in the normal and pathological forms of a protein involved in Huntington’s disease. Read More »

07.16.14FROM THE LABS

Fundamental Chemistry Findings Could Help Extend Moore’s LawExternal link

A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors. Read More »

07.16.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Home to First-in-nation DNP-NMR Instrument to Study Materials at Atomic LevelExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is now the home to a dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that helps scientists understand how individual atoms are arranged in materials. Read More »

07.15.14FROM THE LABS

Physicists Detect Process Even Rarer than the Long-Sought Higgs ParticleExternal link

New stringent test of the Standard Model and the mechanism by which the Higgs imparts mass to other particles. Read More »

07.15.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Deep Within Spinach Leaves, Vibrations Enhance Efficiency of PhotosynthesisExternal link

Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers life on our planet. Read More »

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