Science Headlines

08.17.15From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Finds More Celestial NeighborsExternal link

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way galaxy. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.15User Facility

Surprising Discoveries About 2D Molybdenum DisulfideExternal link

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.14.15From the Labs

Insight Into Obscure Transition Uncovered by X-raysExternal link

The list of potential mechanisms that underlie an unusual metal-insulator transition has been narrowed by a team of scientists at Argonne and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories and the University of Arkansas using a combination of X-ray techniques. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.14.15From the Labs

The Pressure Is OnExternal link

Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.13.15From the Labs

Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar CellsExternal link

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a manufacturing technique that could double the electricity output of inexpensive solar cells by using a microscopic rake when applying light-harvesting polymers. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.12.15From the Labs

Erdemir Receives Patent for Ultra-Fast Surface Hardening TechnologyExternal link

A newly patented technology by Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir and his team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory could greatly extend the lifetime of mechanical parts. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.11.15From the Labs

New Mathematics Advances the Frontier of Macromolecular ImagingExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists are solving the challenge of reconstructing images of nanostructures – objects a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair – with a new mathematical theory and an algorithm, multi-tiered iterative phasing or M-TIP. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.11.15From the Labs

Critical Materials Institute Rare-Earth Recycling Invention Licensed to U.S Rare EarthsExternal link

A new technology developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute that aids in the recycling, recovery and extraction of rare earth minerals has been licensed to U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.10.15From the Labs

New ORNL Hybrid Microscope Offers Unparalleled CapabilitiesExternal link

A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface.
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08.10.15User Facility

Warning Area in Arctic Airspace to Aid Research and ExplorationExternal link

Scientists at the Atmospheric Measurement Climate Research Facility are working with personnel from the Federal Aviation Administration in the stewardship of a protected area of airspace, in order to gather data on clouds and atmospheric constituents and track the movement of retreating sea ice. Read MoreExternal linkage