Science Headlines

07.10.15User Facility

The MiSIng Piece Revealed: Classifying Microbial Species in the Genomics EraExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility and their collaborators developed and evaluated a new method for classifying microbial species that could be supplemented – as needed – by traditional approaches relied on by microbiologists for decades. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.09.15From the Labs

Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship ArchaeologyExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers help scientists determine the radiation risk of exploring an underwater aircraft carrier. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.09.15From the Labs

Fermilab’s Flagship Accelerator Sets World RecordExternal link

Fermilab's Main Injector accelerator, one of the most powerful particle accelerators in the world, has just achieved a world record for high-energy beams for neutrino experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.09.15From the Labs

Sensitive and Specific: A New Way of Probing Electrolyte/Electrode InterfacesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers’ novel diffraction spectroscopy technique will provide insight to chemical processes at important battery interface. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.08.15User Facility

Unlocking Lignin for Sustainable BiofuelExternal link

Using high-performance computing, a group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have provided insight into unraveling the tightly wound network of molecules that make up plant cell walls, and transforming them into more affordable biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.08.15User Facility

Up, Up, and Away!External link

This summer, researchers are launching an unprecedented number of weather balloons in rural Oklahoma to collect data to help improve how weather and climate models predict the diurnal cycle of rainfall and cloud development. Read MoreExternal linkage


Energy Secretary Moniz to Bestow Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards on July 23rd.pdf file (19KB)

To attend the ceremony, please RSVP by Friday, July 17th. Read More »

07.07.15From the Labs

Big PanDA and Titan Merge to Tackle Torrent of LHC's Full-Energy Collision DataExternal link

Workload handling software has broad potential to maximize use of available supercomputing resources. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.07.15From the Labs

Aluminum Clusters Shut Down Molecular Fuel FactoryExternal link

Despite decades of industrial use, the exact chemical transformations occurring within zeolites, a common material used in the conversion of oil to gasoline, remain poorly understood. Now scientists have found a way to locate-with atomic precision-spots within the material where chemical reactions take place, and how these spots shut down. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.07.15From the Labs

Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic BenefitsExternal link

New Berkeley Lab study finds lower greenhouse gas emissions on per-mile basis for driverless cars deployed as taxis. Read MoreExternal linkage