Science Headlines

01.19.16From the Labs

Livermore Scientists Find Global Ocean Warming has Doubled in Recent DecadesExternal link

Lawrence Livermore scientists, working with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and university colleagues, have found that half of the global ocean heat content increase since 1865 has occurred over the past two decades. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.19.16User Facility

Instrument Expands X-Ray Laser’s Capability and Flexibility for Biological ExperimentsExternal link

For the first time in three years, LCLS has added a new instrument to its set of experimental stations. Staff from Stanford and SLAC gathered on Jan. 12 in the X-ray laser’s Far Experimental Hall to celebrate the arrival of the first X-rays in the brand new MFX hutch. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.15.16From the Labs

Creating an Electrical Conduit Using Two InsulatorsExternal link

Created by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Minnesota, a specially designed junction between two insulators surprisingly yields a densely packed sheet of electrons. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.14.16From the Labs

BESC Study Seeks Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.14.16User Facility

Supernova Twins: Making Standard Candles More Standard Than EverExternal link

New computational approach run on NERSC’s Edison supercomputer measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.13.16From the Labs

Annihilating Nanoscale DefectsExternal link

Using the supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, University of Chicago and Argonne researchers have found a way miniaturize microchip components using a technique producing zero defects. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.13.16From the Labs

The Down and Dirty About North American SnowpackExternal link

PNNL research used measurements from a large-area survey of observed soot in snow to understand the simulated amount and sources in snowpack, revealing that even underrepresented in snowpack simulations, soot delivers a significant heating effect on North American snowpack. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.11.16From the Labs

Unique Two-Level Cathode Structure Improves Battery PerformanceExternal link

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are improving cathode materials with a new method, leading to higher-capacity, faster-charging batteries for electronics, vehicles, and energy-storage applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.08.16From the Labs

How Seashells Get Their StrengthExternal link

A study at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows how calcium carbonate forms composites to make strong materials such as in shells and pearls. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.08.16User Facility

Fighting Fire with FireFOAMExternal link

Insurance company FM Global uses the Titan supercomputer to simulate warehouse fires in unparalleled resolution. Read MoreExternal linkage