Science Headlines

04.28.15FROM THE LABS

Energy Department to Provide $75 Million for ‘Fuels from Sunlight’ HubExternal link

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $75 million in funding to renew the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub originally established in 2010 with the goal of harnessing solar energy for the production of fuel. Read More »

04.28.15FROM THE LABS

ALCF Supercomputer Helps Identify Materials to Improve Fuel ProductionExternal link

With access to supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel and petroleum production. Read More »

04.27.15FROM THE LABS

An Improvement to the Global Standard for Modeling Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Mario Podestà, a staff physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has updated the worldwide computer program known as TRANSP to better simulate the interaction between energetic particles and instabilities – disturbances in plasma that can halt fusion reactions. Read More »

04.27.15FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Lab Construction Technology Poised for CommercializationExternal link

Long Island start-up company SulfCrete, Inc. has been exploring commercialization of sulfur polymer, a unique and affordable construction material developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory that has a very small carbon footprint compared to the existing concrete products it might one day replace. Read More »

04.24.15FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Scientists Create Cheaper Magnetic Material for Cars, Wind TurbinesExternal link

Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets. Read More »

04.24.15FROM THE LABS

X-ray Study May Aid in Designing Better Blood Pressure DrugsExternal link

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed in atomic detail how a hypertension drug binds to a cellular receptor that plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. The results could help scientists design new drugs that better control blood pressure while limiting side effects. Read More »

04.24.15FROM THE LABS

ORNL Reports Method That Takes Quantum Sensing to New LevelExternal link

Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a technique developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

04.23.15FROM THE LABS

Extreme Cold and Shipwreck LeadExternal link

Scientists have proven the concept of the CUORE experiment, which will study neutrinos with the world’s coldest detector and ancient lead. Read More »

04.23.15FROM THE LABS

NERSC, Cray Move Forward With Next-Generation Scientific ComputingExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced today that they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built Computational Research and Theory facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »

04.22.15FROM THE LABS

ICARUS Neutrino Experiment to Move to FermilabExternal link

A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world's largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

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