Science Headlines

08.13.13PRESS RELEASE

Device Captures Signatures with Tiny Piezo-Phototronic LEDs

Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, researchers have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically. Read More »

08.12.13FROM THE LABS

Graphene May Shed New Light on Terahertz Metamaterials and PlasmonicsExternal link

In the Aug. 9 issue of Science, U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory physicists discuss the potential and challenges of using graphene in metamaterials and plasmonics in terahertz applications, which operate at frequencies between microwave and infrared waves. Read More »

08.09.13FROM THE LABS

A Path to Better MTV-MOFsExternal link

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers develop method for predicting adsorption in carbon dioxide-scrubbing materials. Read More »

08.08.13FROM THE LABS

First Hundred Thousand Years of Our UniverseExternal link

A new analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation data by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has taken the furthest look back through time yet – 100 years to 300,000 years after the Big Bang – and provided tantalizing new hints of clues as to what might have happened. Read More »

08.07.13FROM THE LABS

3D IR Images Now in Full ColorExternal link

Berkeley Lab and University of Wisconsin Researchers Unveil FTIR spectro-microtomography. Read More »

08.06.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL Research Reveals New Challenges for Mercury CleanupExternal link

More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges associated with mercury cleanup. Read More »

08.05.13FROM THE LABS

A Crystal of a Different ColorExternal link

Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals - one orange, the other blue - from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic bond. Read More »

08.02.13FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Leads with New Cutting Edge NMR TechnologyExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory has announced that it will acquire a Dynamic Nuclear Polarization-NMR spectrometer, a giant step forward in the laboratory’s world-class solid state NMR capabilities. Read More »

08.01.13FROM THE LABS

Argonne Now is NewExternal link

Take a look at the summer issue of the magazine for features on everything from shimmering shingles to cosmological simulations to the story of smart smartphones. Read More »

07.30.13FROM THE LABS

Scientists Look to Next Decades in U.S. Particle PhysicsExternal link

From the output of an ongoing meeting, U.S. particle physicists – including experts from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science – will chart a path to answering some of science’s most intriguing questions. Read More »