Science Headlines

04.24.15From the Labs

ORNL Reports Method That Takes Quantum Sensing to New LevelExternal link

Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a technique developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.23.15From the Labs

Extreme Cold and Shipwreck LeadExternal link

Scientists have proven the concept of the CUORE experiment, which will study neutrinos with the world’s coldest detector and ancient lead. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.23.15From the Labs

NERSC, Cray Move Forward With Next-Generation Scientific ComputingExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced today that they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built Computational Research and Theory facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.22.15From the Labs

ICARUS Neutrino Experiment to Move to FermilabExternal link

A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world's largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.21.15From the Labs

Mu2e Breaks Ground on ExperimentExternal link

This weekend, members of the Mu2e collaboration dug their shovels into the ground of Fermilab's Muon Campus for the experiment that will search for the direct conversion of a muon into an electron in the hunt for new physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.20.15From the Labs

INCITE Seeking Proposals to Advance Science and Engineering at U.S. Leadership Computing FacilitiesExternal link

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program’s open call for proposals from April 15 to June 26 provides an opportunity for researchers to make transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility centers. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.20.15From the Labs

Unlocking Cloud GridlockExternal link

Researchers at PNNL developed a new way for global climate and weather forecasting models to represent cumulus clouds, accounting for updrafts and downdrafts in a manner that is far more accurate, regardless of the scale of the model. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.17.15From the Labs

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the EnvironmentExternal link

Scientists with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that mimics the natural photosynthetic process by which plants use the energy in sunlight to synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.17.15From the Labs

The Softer Side of Control Without Clumping or CappingExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) found that creating bare, two-metal particles provides insights into potential substitutes for costly platinum in fuel cell catalysts. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.16.15From the Labs

AMS Results Create Cosmic Ray PuzzleExternal link

New results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment disagree with current models that describe the origin and movement of the high-energy particles called cosmic rays. Read MoreExternal linkage