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05.21.15Press Release

Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced nine exceptional U.S. scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department’s science, energy and national security missions. Read More »

05.20.15User Facility

Shape-Shifting PlasticExternal link

A new plastic developed by ORNL and Washington State University can transform from its original shape through a series of temporary shapes and returns to its initial form. The shape-shifting process is controlled through changes in temperature. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.20.15From the Labs

Clouds' Role in Sunlight StoppingExternal link

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers used long-term observations to show that the sunlight stopping power of each type of typical tropical cloud and how frequently they occur must be accurately simulated in climate models. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.19.15User Facility

Brookhaven Lab's Accelerator Test Facility Named a DOE Office of Science User FacilityExternal link

New designation of Brookhaven National Laboratory's ATF coincides with major facility upgrades and expansions to accommodate the growing demand of users from industry and academia. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.15.15From the Labs

ORNL Demonstrates First Large-scale Graphene Composite FabricationExternal link

One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a method demonstrated by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.15.15User Facility

Land, Sea, and Air: ACAPEX Targets Atmospheric RiversExternal link

In January 2015, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility launched the ARM Cloud Precipitation Experiment (ACAPEX), the largest study of its kind focused on capturing data from atmospheric rivers. After six weeks of gathering data from air and sea in California, scientists are back on dry land ready to examine their findings. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.14.15From the Labs

CLAIRE Brings Electron Microscopy to Soft MaterialsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers develop breakthrough technique for non-invasive nano-scale imaging. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.13.15From the Labs

Two Large Hadron Collider Experiments First to Observe Rare Subatomic ProcessExternal link

Researchers have found the theoretical prediction of a previously unseen subatomic process is accurate and observable. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.13.15From the Labs

Intense Lasers Cook up Complex, Self-Assembled NanomaterialsExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab have developed a laser-based technique to execute nanoscale self-assembly with unprecedented ease and efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage


Chombo-Crunch Sinks Its Teeth Into Fluid DynamicsExternal link

Mathematicians, computational and earth scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have developed an enhanced fluid dynamics modeling code. Read MoreExternal linkage