Science Headlines

08.26.15From the Labs

Cellular Contamination Pathway for Plutonium, Other Heavy Elements, IdentifiedExternal link

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have reported a major advance in understanding the biological chemistry of radioactive metals, opening up new avenues of research into strategies for remedial action in the event of possible human exposure to nuclear contaminants. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.25.15User Facility

Partnerships Put the “Go” in the GoAmazon 2014/15 CampaignExternal link

GoAmazon, the largest international deployment of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility, is giving scientists new insights into the interactions of important regional climactic variables including river breezes, aerosols, cloud life cycles, lightning strikes and precipitation. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.25.15From the Labs

Another Milestone in Hybrid Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have achieved another milestone. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.15User Facility

Argonne Pushing Boundaries of Computing in Engine SimulationsExternal link

For the first time, scientists will use the power of Mira, the fifth-fastest supercomputer in the world, to gain further insight into the inner workings of combustion engines. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.21.15From the Labs

Carbon Number CrunchingExternal link

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a refined measurement of China’s fossil-fuel carbon emissions. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.20.15From the Labs

PNNL to Tackle Future Grid Challenges Through New FacilityExternal link

With the opening this week of the Systems Engineering Building at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new suite of capabilities becomes available to researchers and industry to tackle the nation's top challenges in grid modernization, buildings efficiency and renewable energy integration. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.19.15From the Labs

Viral ComparisonsExternal link

A team of comparative genomics and computational science researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are exploring the viral universe with methods that sample and sequence the genomes of different viral species in a matter of hours. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.19.15User Facility

Optimizing Biofuel Production in YeastExternal link

Researchers at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are finding important new insights into the metabolic processes of yeasts, which could make them better producers of biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.15User Facility

The Future of ForecastingExternal link

Researchers from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have used the Titan supercomputer, located at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to refine their weather prediction model, the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS), in hopes of further understanding their future computational needs for more localized weather forecasts. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.15From the Labs

Major Innovation in Molecular Imaging Delivers Spatial and Spectral Info SimultaneouslyExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientist invents technique to combine spectroscopy with super-resolution microscopy, enabling new ways to examine cell structures and study diseases. Read MoreExternal linkage