Science Headlines

11.25.14Press Release

President Obama Presents Mildred Dresselhaus with the Presidential Medal of FreedomExternal link

Dr. Dresselhaus, a professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at MIT and former Director of DOE’s Office of Science who has earned numerous other accolades, including the Enrico Fermi Award, was honored as, “One of the most prominent physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers of her generation." Read MoreExternal linkage

11.25.14From the Labs

On the Right Track for Tropical CloudsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory find the cause of moisture buildup that initiates and propels the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.24.14From the Labs

Robotics Meet X-ray Lasers in Cutting-edge Biology StudiesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering studies of proteins important to biology and drug discovery. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.24.14From the Labs

For Important Tumor-Suppressing Protein, Context is KeyExternal link

Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have learned new details about how an important tumor-suppressing protein, called p53, binds to the human genome. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.14Press Release

President Obama Bestows National Medal of Science on SLAC Director Emeritus and Nobelist Burton RichterExternal link

Richter was one of 10 distinguished researchers presented with the National Medal of Science, the highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the field of science. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.14From the Labs

Discovery Sheds Light on Nuclear Reactor Fuel Behavior During a Severe EventExternal link

Using the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility, a new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.14From the Labs

CERN Frees LHC DataExternal link

Anyone can access collision data from the Large Hadron Collider through the new CERN Open Data Portal. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.20.14From the Labs

LHCb Experiment Finds New ParticlesExternal link

The LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of two new particles, each consisting of three quarks. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.19.14From the Labs

Double Bonus: Win-Win for Atmospheric Particle PropertiesExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Colorado developed a new method that simultaneously connects two critical properties: real refractive index, a measure of how much the particle interacts with light, and particle density. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.18.14From the Labs

Researchers Develop New Acoustic Sensor for Chemical and Biological DetectionExternal link

Testing for ovarian cancer or the presence of a particular chemical could be almost as simple as distinguishing an F sharp from a B flat, thanks to a new microscopic acoustic device that has been dramatically improved by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage