Science Headlines

04.09.13PRESS RELEASE

Energy Department Announces Prizes for 2013 National Science Bowl

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the prizes for which middle and high school teams from across the nation will compete at this year’s National Science Bowl, held from April 25 to April 29 in Washington, D.C. Read More »

04.08.13FROM THE LABS

Battery Research at NSLS Aims to Solve Energy Storage ChallengesExternal link

The next big frontier for battery technology is efficient, grid-scale storage. Experiments to exploit the properties of single-use alkaline batteries for large-scale batteries could lead to the next energy revolution and provide safe storage for immense amounts of power. Read More »

04.04.13PRESS RELEASE

DOE Announces Five-Year Renewal of Funding for Bioenergy Research Centers

Centers will receive $25 million per year for innovative biofuel research. Read More »

04.03.13PRESS RELEASE

First Data Released from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

Office of Science-supported mission provides precise measurements of cosmic rays. Read More »

03.29.13FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Science Associates Names Doon Gibbs Director of Brookhaven National LaboratoryExternal link

The Board of Directors of Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) today named Interim Laboratory Director Doon Gibbs as the next Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective immediately Read More »

03.29.13FROM THE LABS

Making Do with More: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Engineer Plant Cell Walls to Boost Sugar Yields for BiofuelsExternal link

Using the tools of synthetic biology, JBEI researchers are engineering healthy plants whose lignocellulosic biomass can more easily be broken down into simple sugars for the production of clean, green and renewable advanced biofuels. Read More »

03.28.13FROM THE LABS

NOvA neutrino detector records first 3-D particle tracksExternal link

Using the first completed section of the NOvA neutrino detector, scientists have begun collecting data from cosmic rays—particles produced by a constant rain of atomic nuclei falling on the Earth’s atmosphere from space . Read More »

03.27.13FROM THE LABS

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory achieves milestone, completing first part of heart of fusion experimentExternal link

Engineers and technicians at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have completed a crucial stage of the $94 million upgrade of the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX), the Laboratory’s major fusion project. Read More »

03.26.13FROM THE LABS

Fake Shewanella reveals how bacteria breathe ironExternal link

Electrons conduct through bacterial proteins directly to minerals containing iron.
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03.22.13FROM THE LABS

Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Metamaterials to Observe Giant Photonic Spin Hall EffectExternal link

Engineering a unique metamaterial of gold nanoantennas, Berkeley Lab researchers were able to obtain the strongest signal yet of the photonic spin Hall effect, an optical phenomenon of quantum mechanics that could play a prominent role in the future of computing.
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