Science Headlines

01.14.16From the Labs

BESC Study Seeks Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.14.16User Facility

Supernova Twins: Making Standard Candles More Standard Than EverExternal link

New computational approach run on NERSC’s Edison supercomputer measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.13.16From the Labs

Annihilating Nanoscale DefectsExternal link

Using the supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, University of Chicago and Argonne researchers have found a way miniaturize microchip components using a technique producing zero defects. Read MoreExternal linkage

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

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