Science Headlines

09.03.14University Research

New Nano-sized Synthetic Scaffolding Technique UnveiledExternal link

Scientists at University of Oregon and Berkeley Lab have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.02.14From the Labs

Materials Scientists Play Atomic ‘Jenga’ and Make a Surprising DiscoveryExternal link

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discover missing atoms cause metals to align and polarize materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.02.14University Research

Simpler Process to Grow Germanium Nanowires Could Improve Lithium-ion BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.29.14From the Labs

DOE 'Knowledgebase' Links Biologists, Computer Scientists to Solve Energy, Environmental IssuesExternal link

With new tool, biologists don't have to be programmers to answer big computational questions. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.29.14From the Labs

Scientists Learn to Control Reactions with the Shape of a Rare-earth CatalystExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered they can control chemical reactions in a new way by creating different shapes of cerium oxide, a rare-earth-based catalyst. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.28.14From the Labs

Rubber Meets the Road With New ORNL Carbon, Battery TechnologiesExternal link

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.28.14University Research

University of Alabama Researchers to Embark on New Search for Mysterious Dark MatterExternal link

Three University of Alabama physicists are among dozens of researchers planning and developing a new international search for dark matter – invisible material scientists believe makes up roughly 27 percent of the universe’s mass. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.27.14From the Labs

Competition for GrapheneExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate ultrafast charge transfer in new family of 2D semiconductors. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.27.14University Research

Scientists Craft Atomically Seamless, Thinnest-possible Semiconductor JunctionsExternal link

University of Washington scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.27.14From the Labs

Iron is the Key to Preserving Dinosaur Soft TissueExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) are studying organic material from dinosaur bones and have been able to show that the organic material in the samples contained original soft tissue material from Mesozoic dinosaurs. Read MoreExternal linkage