Science Headlines

03.20.15FROM THE LABS

Modeling How Cells Move Together Could Inspire Self-healing MaterialsExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory modeled the motion of cells moving together which may help scientists design new technologies inspired by nature, such as self-healing materials in batteries and other devices. Read More »

03.19.15FROM THE LABS

Rare-earth Innovation to Improve Nylon ManufacturingExternal link

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Labratory, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon. Read More »

03.19.15FROM THE LABS

Computer Sims: In Climatic Tug of War, Carbon Released From Thawing Permafrost Wins HandilyExternal link

According to new computer simulations conducted by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there will be a lot more carbon released from thawing permafrost than the amount taken in by more Arctic vegetation. Read More »

03.19.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Watch Quantum Dots 'Breathe' in Response to StressExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory watched nanoscale semiconductor crystals expand and shrink in response to powerful pulses of laser light which could aid in the design of new materials. Read More »

03.18.15FROM THE LABS

Experiments Combine to Find Mass of HiggsExternal link

The CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider joined forces to make the most precise measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson yet. Read More »

03.18.15FROM THE LABS

The Cost of Limiting Global WarmingExternal link

Study at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory finds real-world choices affect cost of emissions reduction, and shift them from emerging to industrialized countries. Read More »

03.17.15ARTICLE

The Jaw-Dropping Jumping Droplet GeneratorExternal link

A team of researchers at the Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC) has discovered an unexpected way to convert thermal energy, or heat, into electricity. Read More »

03.16.15FROM THE LABS

Probing the Early Stages of DNA “Photocopying”External link

An intricate three-dimensional model of the complex protein that helps prepare DNA for duplication is the result of research at three U.S. Department of Energy x-ray light sources, including the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Read More »

03.13.15FROM THE LABS

Electricity Needs Water: A State-by-State AssessmentExternal link

To understand the increasing water requirements by U.S. electric power producers, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory employed a computational model to estimate the state-by-state need through 2095. Read More »

03.13.15FROM THE LABS

Study Proposes New Way to Measure Superconducting FluctuationsExternal link

A study published last month by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides theoretical evidence for a new effect that may lead to a way of measuring the exact temperature at which superconductivity kicks in and shed light on the poorly understood properties of superconducting materials above this temperature. Read More »

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