Science Headlines

03.10.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Find Rare Dwarf Satellite Galaxy Candidates in Dark Energy Survey DataExternal link

Scientists on two continents have independently discovered a set of celestial objects that seem to belong to the rare category of dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Read More »

03.10.15FROM THE LABS

Biofuel Proteomics: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Use Proteomics to Profile SwitchgrassExternal link

In a study led by Benjamin Schwessinger, a grass geneticist with JBEI’s Feedstocks Division, researchers used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising of all the fuel crop candidates. Read More »

03.10.15FROM THE LABS

The Climate is Starting to Change FasterExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) discovered the speed with which temperatures change will continue to increase over the next several decades, intensifying the impacts of climate change. Read More »

03.09.15FROM THE LABS

ORNL Microscopy Directly Images Problematic Lithium Dendrites in BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries. Read More »

03.09.15FROM THE LABS

Between Micro and Macro, Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Model Fluids at the MesoscaleExternal link

The little-known field of fluctuating hydrodynamics could have enormous impacts in applications ranging from batteries to drug delivery to microfluidic devices. Read More »

03.06.15FROM THE LABS

Argonne Research Expanding From Injectors to InhalersExternal link

In collaboration with Australian researchers, Argonne’s scientists are using decades of experience analyzing vehicle fuel injectors to study medical inhalers, hoping to unlock the secrets of the devices that are so well known to asthma sufferers everywhere. Read More »

03.06.15FROM THE LABS

Soot and Dust: A Better Picture of the Impact on SnowExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led development of a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution regional modeling framework that simulated how light is absorbed by soot and dust in seasonal snowpack. Read More »

03.04.15FROM THE LABS

First Scientific Publication from Data Collected at NSLS-IIExternal link

Just weeks after the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) achieved first light, the team of scientists at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline tested a set-up that yielded data on thermoelectric materials. Read More »

03.04.15FROM THE LABS

A New Level of Earthquake UnderstandingExternal link

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is reporting the successful study of stress fields along the San Andreas fault at the microscopic scale, the scale at which earthquake-triggering stresses originate. Read More »

03.03.15FROM THE LABS

Plants Use Water Wisely – MostlyExternal link

Scientists from Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratories are among those participating with DOE’s Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments; providing more insight into how plants use their available resources and thereby improving global climate models. Read More »