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04.14.15FROM THE LABS

Long-Sought Magnetic Mechanism Observed in Exotic Hybrid MaterialsExternal link

The elusive quantum phenomenon—called van Vleck magnetism—may allow scientists to manipulate topological insulators and engineer new electronics. Read More »

04.14.15FROM THE LABS

X-ray Ptychography, Fluorescence Microscopy Combo Sheds New Light on Trace ElementsExternal link

Scientists using the Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new approach that combines ptychographic X-ray imaging and fluorescence microscopy to study the important role trace elements play in biological functions on hydrated cells. Read More »

04.13.15FROM THE LABS

Mapping the Cosmos: Dark Energy Survey Creates Detailed Guide to Spotting Dark MatterExternal link

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos that will help scientists understand the role that dark matter plays in galaxy formation. Read More »

04.13.15FROM THE LABS

Atmospheric Rivers, Finely ModeledExternal link

PNNL scientists are helping global climate models more accurately predict the movement of atmospheric rivers, which carry as much as 90 percent of the world’s moisture from the tropics to the poles. Read More »

04.13.15FROM THE LABS

Bacteria Tracked Feeding Nitrogen to Nutrient-Starved PlantsExternal link

An international team of researchers, including three from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, measured accelerated growth in plants colonized by bacteria that pull nitrogen from the air and release it into soil. Read More »

04.10.15FROM THE LABS

Erupting Electrodes: How Recharging Leaves Behind Microscopic Debris Inside BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Joint Center for Energy Research have gained new insight into the chemistry that clogs rechargeable lithium batteries. Read More »

04.10.15FROM THE LABS

For Ultra-Cold Neutrino Experiment, a Successful DemonstrationExternal link

An international team of scientists has released early results from the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) experiment, with implications for why there’s more matter than antimatter in the universe. Read More »

04.10.15FROM THE LABS

Mixing Up a Batch of Stronger MetalsExternal link

A team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee Knoxville has found that a class of high entropy alloys – which contain five or more metals – retain enhanced mechanical properties even when the mixing of metals is uneven or disordered, which opens up new possibilities for future alloy design. Read More »

04.09.15FROM THE LABS

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $200 Million for Next-generation Supercomputer at its Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

Under Secretary for Science and Energy Orr announces next steps in pursuit of exascale supercomputing to accelerate major scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs. Read More »

04.09.15FROM THE LABS

First NSLS-II X-Ray Images Hint at Science to ComeExternal link

In another “first” at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, a group working at the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe has taken the facility's inaugural x-ray images. Read More »