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Rare Earths for Life: An 85th Birthday Visit with Mr. Rare EarthExternal link

While scientists often talk about their life’s work, few lives have been fuller than that of Ames Laboratory’s Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. who’s being honored for over six decades of research in the rare-earth metals with a colloquium on his 85th birthday, Monday, Nov. 16. Read MoreExternal linkage


PPPL to Design a High-Resolution Diagnostic System for the National Ignition FacilityExternal link

DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will design a diagnostic system to provide high-resolution analysis of research on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Read MoreExternal linkage


Taking Stock of the AtmosphereExternal link

For the next year, a Cessna 206 aircraft from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility will sweep through the skies multiple times, skimming 500 feet above the Earth’s surface and soaring up to 17,500 feet, allowing scientists to gain an accurate picture of trace gas concentrations in the atmosphere over the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) facility. Read MoreExternal linkage


Brookhaven Lab Presents Cutting-Edge Computing Capabilities at SC15External link

Exhibiting along with all Department of Energy National Laboratories, Brookhaven will showcase a vision for fast and efficient computing that will enable world-leading science. Read MoreExternal linkage


INCITE Grants Awarded to 56 Computational Research ProjectsExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging scientific questions. Read MoreExternal linkage


On the Way to Multiband Solar CellsExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division are working to understand and develop a modified solar cell structure that would capture a wider range of available energies across the solar spectrum. Read MoreExternal linkage


Microbes Map Path Toward Renewable Energy FutureExternal link

In the quest for renewable fuels, scientists are taking lessons from a humble bacterium that fills our oceans and covers moist surfaces the world over. When blue-green algae captures light to make food using photosynthesis, scientists have found that it simultaneously uses the energy from that captured light to produce hydrogen. Read MoreExternal linkage


Atoms to EnginesExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, FCA US LLC, and the foundry giant, Nemak of Mexico, are combining their strengths to create lightweight powertrain materials that will help the auto industry speed past the technological roadblocks to its target of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Read MoreExternal linkage


PPPL Physicists Find Clue to Formation of Magnetic Fields Around Stars and GalaxiesExternal link

Physicists Jonathan Squire and Amitava Bhattacharjee at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found a clue to the answer in the collective behavior of small magnetic disturbances. Read MoreExternal linkage


CinderBio Harnesses Extreme Microbes for Greener IndustryExternal link

Basic biology research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has led to the formation of Cinder Biological, or CinderBio, a startup company producing a new class of enzymes made from microbes that thrive in hot volcanic waters. Read MoreExternal linkage

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