Science Headlines

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

01.08.16From the Labs

Location Matters: Atmospheric Particle Travels TracedExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory traced the atmospheric particle journey using a new modeling approach that calculates how particles are moved to the upper troposphere, and how efficiently they leave the atmosphere inside droplets, rain, or snow. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.07.16User Facility

Finding New Ways to Optimize Old CodesExternal link

A team at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has developed a software application that mines the source code for computational patterns, helping users identify additional opportunities for extracting parallelism from parts of the code for greater efficiency on high performance computing systems. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.07.16From the Labs

A Nanoscale Look at Why a New Alloy is Amazingly ToughExternal link

A team of researchers led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has identified several mechanisms that make a new, cold-loving material one of the toughest metallic alloys ever. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.06.16From the Labs

PPPL Physicists Simulate Innovative Method for Starting Up Tokamaks Without Using a SolenoidExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have produced self-consistent computer simulations that capture the evolution of an electric current inside fusion plasma without using a central electromagnet, or solenoid. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.06.16From the Labs

ORNL on Team Officially Recognized for Elements 115, 117 DiscoveryExternal link

The International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced formal verification of four new chemical elements, recognizing the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its collaborators for the discovery of elements 115 and 117. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.06.16From the Labs

Q&A: Biologist Describes Milestone Toward a Universal Flu VaccineExternal link

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the Crucell Vaccine Institute have now designed a protein fragment called mini-HA that stimulates the production of antibodies against a variety of influenza viruses. Read MoreExternal linkage

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