Science Headlines

11.19.15USER FACILITY

Hints About How Viruses Commandeer Human ProteinsExternal link

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Michigan have produced the first image of an important human protein as it binds with ribonucleic acid (RNA), a discovery that could offer clues to how some viruses, including HIV, control expression of their genetic material. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.18.15FROM THE LABS

Using Powerful Computers, Physicists Uncover Mechanism That Stabilizes Plasma Within TokamaksExternal link

A team of physicists led by Stephen Jardin of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has discovered a mechanism that prevents the electrical current flowing through fusion plasma from repeatedly peaking and crashing. Read MoreExternal linkage

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

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