Science Headlines

10.03.14PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Honors Nation’s Top Scientists and InnovatorsExternal link

President Obama today announced a new class of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation—our Nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Included in this new class of recipients was SLAC Director Emeritus Dr. Burton Richter. Read More »

10.03.14FROM THE LABS

Fast and Rigorous: Finding Surface Reflectivity by Looking Up at CloudsExternal link

New method developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory efficiently estimates surface reflectivity from incoming sunlight bounced back by clouds. Read More »

10.02.14FROM THE LABS

Team Advances Understanding of the Greenland Ice Sheet’s Meltwater ChannelsExternal link

An international research team’s field work is showing that, well, things are more complicated than we thought. Read More »

10.02.14FROM THE LABS

Martin L. Perl, Winner of 1995 Nobel Prize for Discovery of Tau Lepton, Dead at 87External link

Martin L. Perl, a professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in physics for discovery of the tau lepton, died Sept. 30 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto at the age of 87. Read More »

09.30.14FROM THE LABS

2015 DOE JGI’s Science Portfolio Delves Deeper into the Earth’s Data MineExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science user facility, has announced that 32 new projects have been selected for the 2015 Community Science Program (CSP). Read More »

09.29.14PRESS RELEASE

Registration Opens Wednesday for 25th Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl®

During the competition, students will participate in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions from all branches of science and math. Read More »

09.26.14FROM THE LABS

New Imaging Capability Reveals Possible Key to Extending Battery Lifetime and CapacityExternal link

A novel X-ray technique used at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has revealed surprising dynamics in the nanomechanics of operating batteries and suggests a way to mitigate battery failures by minimizing the generation of elastic energy. Read More »

09.25.14FROM THE LABS

Growth of an Ultra-thin Layered Structure Offers SurprisesExternal link

Researchers from the University of Vermont recently investigated an example of “heteroepitaxial” growth, in which one material is grown on the surface of a second material that has a similar crystal structure as the first. Read More »

09.24.14FROM THE LABS

Los Alamos Researchers Uncover New Properties in Nanocomposite Oxide Ceramics for Reactor Fuel, Fast-ion ConductorsExternal link

In a nanocomposite, the size of each of these grains is on the order of nanometers, roughly 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Read More »

09.24.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory 3D Printing Technology Research Taking ShapeExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory see amazing potential in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and are focusing research toward further advances in the technology. Read More »