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DOE Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management

The Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management has been developed with input from a variety of stakeholders in this mission. The focus of this statement is sharing and preservation of digital research data. Read More »


New Approach to Form Non-Equilibrium StructuresExternal link

By injecting energy through oscillations, researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University can force particles to self assemble under non-equilibrium conditions. Read MoreExternal linkage


Spinach Could Lead to Alternative Energy More Powerful than PopeyeExternal link

Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes. Read MoreExternal linkage


UT Students Experience Supercomputing on TitanExternal link

A group of graduate students from the University of Tennessee has the unique opportunity to perform research on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Titan. Read MoreExternal linkage


Bringing High-energy X-rays into Better FocusExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have invented a customizable chemical etching process that can be used to manufacture high-performance focusing devices for the brightest X-ray sources on the planet, as well as to make other nanoscale structures such as biosensors and battery electrodes. Read MoreExternal linkage


A Tree May Have the Answers to Renewable EnergyExternal link

Xudong Wang, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at UW-Madison, recently collaborated with researcher, Dr. Zhiyong Cai, in the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison on research to use cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) for water splitting, a process that converts solar energy to hydrogen fuel. Read MoreExternal linkage


New Platinum Alloy Shows Promise as Fuel Cell CatalystExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark have developed highly efficient nanoparticles that could bring down the cost of fuel cells. Read MoreExternal linkage


Steam From the SunExternal link

New spongelike structure developed at MIT converts solar energy into steam. Read MoreExternal linkage


Brown Physicists Part of "Second Generation" Dark Matter ExperimentsExternal link

The Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation announced support last week for several next-generation experiments in the search for dark matter. Among those getting the green light is the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which includes a team of Brown University physicists and students. Read MoreExternal linkage


Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium ExtractionExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean. Read MoreExternal linkage