Science Headlines

01.20.16User Facility

A Respiratory Virus Provides Clues to Possible TreatmentsExternal link

Purdue University researchers, working at the Argonne Advanced Photon Source, have revealed the structure and function of an enterovirus - by itself and when bound to an anti-viral drug. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.20.16User Facility

ORNL Researchers Use Neutrons to Gain Insight Into Battery InefficiencyExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving the lifetimes of rechargeable batteries that run on lithium, a small atom that can pack tightly into graphite anode materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.20.16From the Labs

Seeing the Big Picture in Photosynthetic Light HarvestingExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created the first computational model that simulates the light-harvesting activity of the thousands of antenna proteins that would be interacting in the chloroplast of an actual leaf. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.19.16From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Releases Early DataExternal link

Catalogs of galaxies and stars derived from the data collected during that Science Verification season (November 2012 to February 2013) have been released to the public. Read MoreExternal linkage

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