Science Headlines

06.18.15FROM THE LABS

Sweet Spot: Disabling Antibiotic-Resistant BacteriaExternal link

As a spinoff from their research aimed at fighting a specific parasite, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Brandeis University may have found a way around an infectious bacterium’s natural defenses. Read More »

06.18.15FROM THE LABS

A New Look at Surface ChemistryExternal link

A team of scientists from Berkeley and Brookhaven national labs, as well as Northwestern and Melbourne universities, have developed a new technique for studying the atomic structure of material surfaces. Read More »

06.17.15FROM THE LABS

Biofuels and Bioenergy (VIDEO)External link

Thanks to an array of advanced technologies and techniques, scientists at DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute are making significant progress in the development of biofuels that are cost-competitive and environmentally sound. Read More »

06.17.15FROM THE LABS

Study Finds a Way to Prevent Fires in Next-Generation Lithium BatteriesExternal link

In a study that could improve the safety of next-generation batteries, researchers discovered that adding two chemicals to the electrolyte of a lithium metal battery prevents the formation of dendrites – “fingers” of lithium that pierce the barrier between the battery’s halves, causing it to short out, overheat and sometimes burst into flame. Read More »

06.16.15FROM THE LABS

Argonne Confirms New Commercial Method For Producing Medical IsotopeExternal link

The effort to secure a stable, domestic source of a critical medical isotope reached an important milestone this month as the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory demonstrated the production, separation and purification of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) using a process developed in cooperation with SHINE Medical Technologies. Read More »

06.16.15USER FACILITY

The Protein ProblemExternal link

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab are using the power of the Titan supercomputer coupled with the intense pulsed beams at the Spallation Neutron Source to unravel the structure and function of one of nature’s most vital actors. Read More »

06.15.15USER FACILITY

Automating Microbial Genome Sequence DecontaminationExternal link

A team from the Prokaryotic Super Program at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has developed the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft genomes. Read More »

06.15.15FROM THE LABS

Argonne Scientists Announce First Room-Temperature Magnetic Skyrmion BubblesExternal link

Researchers at UCLA and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. Read More »

06.12.15USER FACILITY

3D Potential Through Laser AnnihilationExternal link

A team of scientists at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF’s) are using the power of ALCF’s IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, Mira, to reveal the atomic structures behind the scatterings left by ultra intense bursts from x-ray lasers. Read More »

06.12.15FROM THE LABS

A Bright Light for Ultrafast Snapshots of MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way of producing an efficient, high-repetition-rate XUV source for use in obtaining rapid, sharp images of electronic structure. Read More »

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