Science Headlines

11.16.16From the Labs

Brookhaven Lab to Lead Software Development Project and Partner on Data Co-Design Center for DOE's Exascale Computing ProjectExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) just awarded $34 million in first-year funding to 35 software development proposals and $12 million to four co-design center proposals. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.16.16User Facility

‘Beautiful Accident’ Leads to Advances in High Pressure Materials SynthesisExternal link

Unexpected results from a neutron scattering experiment at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could open a new pathway for the synthesis of novel materials and also help explain the formation of complex organic structures observed in interstellar space. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.16.16From the Labs

A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-DExternal link

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to use optical microscopy to map thin-film solar cells in 3-D as they absorb photons. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.15.16User Facility

New Catalyst for Making Methanol from MethaneExternal link

A group of Brookhaven chemists have developed a catalyst for converting methane, the main component of abundant natural gas, directly to methanol at fairly low temperatures. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.15.16User Facility

QMC Simulations Reveal Magnetic Properties of Titanium Oxide MaterialExternal link

By running computationally intensive quantum Monte Carlo simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, researchers have demonstrated the ability to accurately calculate the magnetic properties of a titanium oxide material that exhibits useful properties for renewable energy and computing technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.15.16User Facility

X-ray Laser Gets First Real-time Snapshots of a Chemical Flipping a Biological SwitchExternal link

Scientists have used the powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to make the first snapshots of a chemical interaction between two biomolecules – one that flips an RNA “switch” that regulates production of proteins, the workhorse molecules of life. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.14.16Announcement

ECP Awards $34M for Software DevelopmentExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.14.16User Facility

Supercomputing Award of 5.78 Billion Hours to 55 Computational Research ProjectsExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.14.16Announcement

ECP Announces $48M for Co-Design CentersExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced that it has selected four co-design centers as part of a 4 year, $48 million funding award. The first year is funded at $12 million, and is to be allocated evenly among the four award recipients. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.10.16User Facility

Solar Cells Get Boost with Integration of Water-Splitting Catalyst onto SemiconductorExternal link

Led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, scientists have found a way to engineer the atomic-scale chemical properties of a water-splitting catalyst for integration with a solar cell, and the result is a big boost to the stability and efficiency of artificial photosynthesis. Read MoreExternal linkage