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03.23.15From the Labs

Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase ‘Superfacility’ ConceptExternal link

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with supercomputing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory via the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics research that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.20.15From the Labs

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Build New Chemistry FacilityExternal link

A contract was awarded to DGR*Grant Construction of Richland today to build a new chemistry laboratory building at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.20.15From the Labs

Modeling How Cells Move Together Could Inspire Self-healing MaterialsExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory modeled the motion of cells moving together which may help scientists design new technologies inspired by nature, such as self-healing materials in batteries and other devices. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.19.15From the Labs

Rare-earth Innovation to Improve Nylon ManufacturingExternal link

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Labratory, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.19.15From the Labs

Computer Sims: In Climatic Tug of War, Carbon Released From Thawing Permafrost Wins HandilyExternal link

According to new computer simulations conducted by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there will be a lot more carbon released from thawing permafrost than the amount taken in by more Arctic vegetation. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.19.15From the Labs

Scientists Watch Quantum Dots 'Breathe' in Response to StressExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory watched nanoscale semiconductor crystals expand and shrink in response to powerful pulses of laser light which could aid in the design of new materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.18.15From the Labs

Experiments Combine to Find Mass of HiggsExternal link

The CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider joined forces to make the most precise measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson yet. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.18.15From the Labs

The Cost of Limiting Global WarmingExternal link

Study at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory finds real-world choices affect cost of emissions reduction, and shift them from emerging to industrialized countries. Read MoreExternal linkage


The Jaw-Dropping Jumping Droplet GeneratorExternal link

A team of researchers at the Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC) has discovered an unexpected way to convert thermal energy, or heat, into electricity. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.16.15From the Labs

Probing the Early Stages of DNA “Photocopying”External link

An intricate three-dimensional model of the complex protein that helps prepare DNA for duplication is the result of research at three U.S. Department of Energy x-ray light sources, including the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage