Science Headlines

07.08.15Announcement

Energy Secretary Moniz to Bestow Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards on July 23rd.pdf file (19KB)

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07.07.15FROM THE LABS

Big PanDA and Titan Merge to Tackle Torrent of LHC's Full-Energy Collision DataExternal link

Workload handling software has broad potential to maximize use of available supercomputing resources. Read More »

07.07.15FROM THE LABS

Aluminum Clusters Shut Down Molecular Fuel FactoryExternal link

Despite decades of industrial use, the exact chemical transformations occurring within zeolites, a common material used in the conversion of oil to gasoline, remain poorly understood. Now scientists have found a way to locate-with atomic precision-spots within the material where chemical reactions take place, and how these spots shut down. Read More »

07.07.15FROM THE LABS

Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic BenefitsExternal link

New Berkeley Lab study finds lower greenhouse gas emissions on per-mile basis for driverless cars deployed as taxis. Read More »

07.06.15FROM THE LABS

The Rise and Fall of Core-Collapse SupernovaeExternal link

2D and 3D models run at NERSC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory shed a new light on what fuels an exploding star. Read More »

07.06.15FROM THE LABS

5 Properties of Physics That Affect Your Gas MileageExternal link

Many of the same properties of physics that allow you to fly along the freeway also affect how much gas mileage you get out of your car. Read More »

07.01.15USER FACILITY

Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge Program Announces 24 Projects at the Argonne Leadership Computing FacilityExternal link

Each year, the ALCC program selects projects with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas directly related to the DOE mission and for broadening the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources. Read More »

07.01.15FROM THE LABS

New CMI Process Recycles Magnets From Factory FloorExternal link

A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste and creates useful magnets out of it. Read More »

06.30.15FROM THE LABS

Sodium-Ion Batteries Offer Surprising Stability Over CyclesExternal link

3D measurements of microstructures reveal that sodium's larger ion size does not degrade battery materials as much as previously thought. Read More »

06.30.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Propose an Enhanced New Model of the Source of a Mysterious Barrier to Fusion Known as the “Density Limit”External link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a detailed model of the source of a puzzling limitation on fusion reactions. Read More »