Science Headlines

01.09.15FROM THE LABS

World’s Most Powerful Camera Receives Funding ApprovalExternal link

The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries, has received key “Critical Decision 2” approval from the DOE. Read More »

01.08.15USER FACILITIES

Simulations Aimed at Safer Transport of ExplosivesExternal link

Researchers from the University of Utah are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to understanding better exactly how accidents involving transportation of explosives occur and can be an important step to learning how better to prevent them. Read More »

01.07.15USER FACILITIES

“Seeing” Hydrogen Atoms to Unveil Enzyme CatalysisExternal link

A multi-institutional research team led by Chris Dealwis from Case Western Reserve University has used the new IMAGINE instrument at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to map an enzyme that could play an important role in anti-cancer drug development. Read More »

01.07.15FROM THE LABS

Discovering a Key to How Stars Transmit EnergyExternal link

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the first time in history, iron’s role in inhibiting energy transmission from the center of the sun to near the edge of its radiative band — the section of the solar interior between the sun’s core and outer convection zone. Read More »

01.05.15FROM THE LABS

2014's Top-10 Scientific Achievements at Brookhaven LabExternal link

From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014 was a year of stunning successes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read More »

12.30.14FROM THE LABS

The Quality of LightExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and The Pennsylvania State University are closely studying one of these photosynthetic species of fast-growing cyanobacteria using advanced tools developed at PNNL to determine the optimum environment that contributes to record growth and productivity. Read More »

12.29.14FROM THE LABS

Microscopy Reveals How Atom-High Steps Impede Oxidation of Metal SurfacesExternal link

A new study performed by a team led by Guangwen Zhou of Binghamton University, in collaboration with Peter Sutter of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals that certain features of metal surfaces can stop the process of oxidation in its tracks. Read More »

12.23.14FROM THE LABS

Breakthrough in Predictions of Pressure-dependent Combustion Chemical ReactionsExternal link

Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates. Read More »

12.19.14FROM THE LABS

First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

SLAC study shows “pseudogap” phase hoards electrons that might otherwise conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read More »

12.19.14FROM THE LABS

Ultrafast Imaging of Complex Systems in 3-D at Near Atomic Resolution Becoming Increasingly PossibleExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory developed an extended Monte Carlo computational scheme that for the first time includes bound-bound resonant excitations that dramatically enhance ionization rates and can lead to an unexpectedly high degree of electron stripping Read More »

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