Science Headlines

07.20.16User Facility

Scientists Create New Thin Material That Mimics Cell MembranesExternal link

Materials scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. Such a material has long been sought for applications as varied as water purification and drug delivery. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.20.16User Facility

Comparing Fungal Secretions to Uncover Carbon Compound Degradation PathwaysExternal link

A team led by researchers at Harvard University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) conducted a comparative analysis of the secretomes of four recently-isolated and sequenced filamentous Ascomycete fungi to learn more about the variety of pathways they deploy to break down carbon compounds. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.20.16User Facility

New Training Videos Leverage ESnet’s Expertise to Improve Network Performance around the WorldExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create an extensive video training library to help organizations improve the performance of their networks by deploying the perfSONAR network measurement tools and the Science DMZ network architecture. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.19.16User Facility

Scientists Determine Structure of Enzyme Linked with Key Cell-Signaling ProteinExternal link

Findings aid understanding of how modifications to cell-signaling protein affect its action in turning genes on and off; could also point to new targets for drugs to fight cancer. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.19.16From the Labs

New ORNL Tool Probes for Genes Linked to Toxic MethylmercuryExternal link

Environmental scientists can more efficiently detect genes required to convert mercury in the environment into more toxic methylmercury with molecular probes developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.18.16Announcement

Energy Department Awards $40 Million for Research to Support Waste Cleanup at DOE Nuclear SitesExternal link

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced up to $40 million in awards for four new Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to support the Department of Energy (DOE)’s environmental management and nuclear cleanup mission. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.16From the Labs

PPPL Launches Expanded New Laboratory for Research on the Use of Plasma to Synthesize NanoparticlesExternal link

The collaborative facility, called the “Laboratory for Plasma Nanosynthesis,” is nearly three times the size of the original nanolab(link is external), which remains in operation, and launches a new era in PPPL research on plasma nanosynthesis Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.16User Facility

Directed MatterExternal link

Additive manufacturing techniques featuring atomic precision could one day create materials with Legos flexibility and Terminator toughness, according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.12.16User Facility

Scientists Optimize Defects for Better Superconducting EffectsExternal link

In a new study, researchers at Argonne have developed a rational approach to optimizing the arrangement of defects in commercial high-temperature superconducting wires to enhance their current-carrying capacity. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.07.16User Facility

New Discovery Could Better Predict How Semiconductors Weather AbuseExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists at DOE’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis are working to improve systems that efficiently convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into fuel. Read MoreExternal linkage