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CinderBio Harnesses Extreme Microbes for Greener IndustryExternal link

Basic biology research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has led to the formation of Cinder Biological, or CinderBio, a startup company producing a new class of enzymes made from microbes that thrive in hot volcanic waters. Read MoreExternal linkage


Titan Takes on EarthquakesExternal link

A team led by Thomas Jordan of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), headquartered at the University of Southern California (USC), is using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop physics-based earthquake simulations to better understand earthquake systems, including the potential seismic hazards from known faults and the impact of strong ground motions on urban areas. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.10.15User Facility

ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network PathExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. Read MoreExternal linkage


Visualizing Single Cell Growth DynamicsExternal link

As part of the Mesoscale to Molecules In-situ Bioimaging project at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research, researchers from PNNL and EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, constructed a microfluidic device consisting of separate channels for growing individual hyphae—the long, branching, filamentous units making up fungi. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.10.15From the Labs

New Electron Microscopy Method Sculpts 3-D Structures at Atomic LevelExternal link

Electron microscopy researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a unique way to build 3-D structures with finely controlled shapes as small as one to two billionths of a meter. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.09.15From the Labs

Pumping Water for Irrigation Likely to Increase Drought Vulnerability in Certain Regions, PNNL Shows Via Modeling ExpertiseExternal link

Regions that depend primarily on irrigation from surface water will be more vulnerable to drought as the impacts of irrigation on water supply are most significant during times with low water flow, according to climate modeling research from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.09.15From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Unpacks New MicroscopesExternal link

Ames Laboratory is in the process of installing nearly $6 million in microscope equipment at its soon-to-be-opened Sensitive Instrument Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.09.15From the Labs

New ORNL Device Combines Power of Mass Spectrometry, MicroscopyExternal link

A tool that provides world-class microscopy and spatially resolved chemical analysis shows considerable promise for advancing a number of areas of study, including chemical science, pharmaceutical development and disease progression. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.05.15From the Labs

Supernova Twins: Making Standard Candles More Standard Than EverExternal link

Members of the international Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory), based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), have found a new way to measure cosmological distances with far greater accuracy. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.05.15From the Labs

Going to Extremes with ZirconiaExternal link

PNNL scientists enhanced an analysis tool that can be partnered with nuclear magnetic resonance to allow studies under extreme temperatures and pressures. Read MoreExternal linkage