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Protection from the ElementsExternal link

A simple topcoat of plastic developed at the Center for Solar Fuels, an Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of North Carolina, helps solar fuel cells withstand wear and tear. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.19.15From the Labs

New NMR Tool Helps Scientists Study Elusive Battery ReactionExternal link

A team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Singapore have discovered how to see the reactions inside a battery using a unique nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) “camera.” Read MoreExternal linkage

06.19.15From the Labs

New Tool on Horizon for Surgeons Treating Cancer PatientsExternal link

Surgeons could know while their patients are still on the operating table if a tissue is cancerous, according to researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
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06.18.15From the Labs

Sweet Spot: Disabling Antibiotic-Resistant BacteriaExternal link

As a spinoff from their research aimed at fighting a specific parasite, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Brandeis University may have found a way around an infectious bacterium’s natural defenses. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.18.15From the Labs

A New Look at Surface ChemistryExternal link

A team of scientists from Berkeley and Brookhaven national labs, as well as Northwestern and Melbourne universities, have developed a new technique for studying the atomic structure of material surfaces. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.17.15From the Labs

Biofuels and Bioenergy (VIDEO)External link

Thanks to an array of advanced technologies and techniques, scientists at DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute are making significant progress in the development of biofuels that are cost-competitive and environmentally sound. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.17.15From the Labs

Study Finds a Way to Prevent Fires in Next-Generation Lithium BatteriesExternal link

In a study that could improve the safety of next-generation batteries, researchers discovered that adding two chemicals to the electrolyte of a lithium metal battery prevents the formation of dendrites – “fingers” of lithium that pierce the barrier between the battery’s halves, causing it to short out, overheat and sometimes burst into flame. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.16.15From the Labs

Argonne Confirms New Commercial Method For Producing Medical IsotopeExternal link

The effort to secure a stable, domestic source of a critical medical isotope reached an important milestone this month as the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory demonstrated the production, separation and purification of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) using a process developed in cooperation with SHINE Medical Technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.16.15User Facility

The Protein ProblemExternal link

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab are using the power of the Titan supercomputer coupled with the intense pulsed beams at the Spallation Neutron Source to unravel the structure and function of one of nature’s most vital actors. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.15.15User Facility

Automating Microbial Genome Sequence DecontaminationExternal link

A team from the Prokaryotic Super Program at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has developed the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft genomes. Read MoreExternal linkage