Science Headlines

11.14.14FROM THE LABS

New Project Will Expand Opportunities for Biological Discovery With SLAC’s X-ray LaserExternal link

A planned experimental station at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will expand capabilities for atomic-scale explorations in human health, biology, energy and environmental science using one of the brightest X-ray sources on the planet. Read More »

11.13.14FROM THE LABS

Latest Supercomputers Enable High-Resolution Climate Models, Truer Simulation of Extreme WeatherExternal link

Berkeley Lab researcher says climate science is entering a new golden age. Read More »

11.12.14FROM THE LABS

Energy Department Awards New Contract to Manage and Operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.pdf file (56KB)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new five-year, $3.2 billion contract to Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.

11.12.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Investigating the Earth’s Inner WorkingsExternal link

A team is using Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Titan supercomputer to reveal the Earth’s inner workings via adjoint tomography simulations, or monitoring the interaction of a forward wavefield, in which the waves travel from the source to the receivers, and an “adjoint” wavefield in which the waves travel inversely from the receivers to the source. Read More »

11.10.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Termite of the Sea’s Wood Destruction Strategy RevealedExternal link

For bioenergy researchers, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, the shipworm’s destructive capabilities could prove useful for the industrial production of advanced biofuels from woody plant mass. Read More »

11.10.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

ORNL Materials Researchers Get First Look at Atom-thin BoundariesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made the first direct observations of a one-dimensional boundary separating two different, atom-thin materials, enabling studies of long-theorized phenomena at these interfaces.
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11.07.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Discovering the UndiscoveredExternal link

Researchers at the Joint Genome Institute advance new tools to fill the microbial tree of life. Read More »

11.06.14FROM THE LABS

Golden Approach to High-speed DNA ReadingExternal link

Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley create unique graphene nanopores with optical antennas for DNA sequencing. Read More »

11.05.14FROM THE LABS

Mountains and Winds Confound Particle DistributionExternal link

Data gathered by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their collaborators show that local recirculation patterns, rather than the long-range transport of pollutants, create layers of aerosols above California’s Central Valley. Read More »

11.04.14FROM THE LABS

Physicists Narrow Search for Solution to Proton Spin PuzzleExternal link

New Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) results reveal that gluons make a significant contribution to spin, an important intrinsic particle property; transient sea quarks also play a role. Read More »