Science Headlines

11.18.15USER FACILITY

Tackling a TrillionExternal link

To study topics that take a huge amount of data, like the development of the universe or plasma physics, a team of scientists has developed a program to run trillion-particle problems from start to finish on the most powerful supercomputers in the United States. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.18.15FROM THE LABS

Getting Water to All the Right Places for Carbon SequestrationExternal link

Using computer simulations, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's scientists discovered that carbon sequestering minerals can form without water-slurping carbonic acid; rather, a water layer forms on a mineral's surface, leaves atomic voids that carbon dioxide fills, and mineralizes in minutes. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.17.15FROM THE LABS

Assembling a FloodExternal link

Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an assembly program so efficient they believe it could handle output from all the world’s sequencers on just part of one supercomputer. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.17.15PROFILE

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

11.17.15FROM THE LABS

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

11.16.15USER FACILITY

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

11.16.15FROM THE LABS

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

11.16.15FROM THE LABS

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

11.13.15FROM THE LABS

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

11.13.15FROM THE LABS

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

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