Science Headlines

07.16.15FROM THE LABS

Closer Look at Microorganism Provides Insight on Carbon CyclingExternal link

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee found that microorganisms called archaea living in marine sediments use completely novel enzymes to break down organic matter into carbon dioxide. Read More »

07.15.15FROM THE LABS

Air Pollution Amplified Extreme Weather, Floods in ChinaExternal link

Following the trail of the 2013 Sichuan flood in southwest China, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their collaborators found that heavy human-caused air pollution over the Sichuan Basin just upwind contributed to the catastrophic flood. Read More »

07.14.15FROM THE LABS

Gut Microbes Enable Coffee Pest to Withstand Extremely Toxic Concentrations of CaffeineExternal link

Research by Berkeley Lab and the U.S. Department of Agriculture could lead to new ways to fight beetle that devastates coffee crops worldwide. Read More »

07.14.15FROM THE LABS

Blazing Trails at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)External link

New video gives an inside look at how scientists are using the CFN’s state-of-the-art facilities to explore phenomena hidden on the nanoscale. Read More »

07.13.15FROM THE LABS

When Electrons CooperateExternal link

University of Illinois physicists apply supercomputing to explore unconventional, high-temperature superconductivity Read More »

07.13.15FROM THE LABS

New Design Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Low-Cost Solar PanelsExternal link

X-ray studies at SLAC's synchrotron pave the way for better methods to convert sunlight to electricity Read More »

07.10.15FROM THE LABS

Neutrons Find “Missing” Magnetism of PlutoniumExternal link

Groundbreaking work at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories has confirmed plutonium’s magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. Read More »

07.10.15USER FACILITY

Zooming In: From Global to Regional Climate ModelsExternal link

As part of an ongoing study at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, a research team from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago is using supercomputing resources to investigate the effectiveness of dynamically downscaled climate models. Read More »

07.10.15USER FACILITY

The MiSIng Piece Revealed: Classifying Microbial Species in the Genomics EraExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility and their collaborators developed and evaluated a new method for classifying microbial species that could be supplemented – as needed – by traditional approaches relied on by microbiologists for decades. Read More »

07.09.15FROM THE LABS

Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship ArchaeologyExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers help scientists determine the radiation risk of exploring an underwater aircraft carrier. Read More »