Science Headlines

02.02.15From the Labs

Cosmic Inflation Remains UndiscoveredExternal link

A previous study claiming the discovery of gravitational waves as cosmic inflation’s fingerprint has most likely been over-interpreted, scientists found in a joint analysis between the Planck and BICEP2 experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.30.15User Facility

Los Alamos Develops New Technique for Growing High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar CellsExternal link

Researchers reveal a new solution-based hot-casting technique that allows growth of highly efficient and reproducible solar cells from large-area perovskite crystals. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.30.15User Facility

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing Scheduled for August 2-14, 2015External link

Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), to take place from August 2-14, 2015. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.28.15From the Labs

Nanoscale Mirrored Cavities Amplify, Connect Quantum MemoriesExternal link

The idea of computing systems based on controlling atomic spins just got a boost from new research performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.28.15User Facility

ORNL Researchers Tune Friction in Ionic Solids at the NanoscaleExternal link

Experiments conducted by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered a way of controlling friction on ionic surfaces at the nanoscale using electrical stimulation and ambient water vapor. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.27.15From the Labs

New Pathway of ValleytronicsExternal link

A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech industry is “valleytronics,” in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through certain two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.26.15From the Labs

How Ionic: Scaffolding is in Charge of Calcium Carbonate CrystalsExternal link

Using a powerful microscope that lets researchers see the formation of crystals in real time, a team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that negatively charged molecules — such as carbohydrates found in the shells of mollusks — control where, when, and how calcium carbonate forms. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.21.15User Facility

Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear MatterExternal link

Using supercomputing resources at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.21.15From the Labs

Screening Plants for Potential Natural Products the New Fashioned WayExternal link

Contrary to conventional wisdom, an international collaboration of scientists led by Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrated that cultures of plants grown in labs show sufficient biodiversity to be used for natural product screening. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.20.15From the Labs

Self-destructive Effects of Magnetically-doped Ferromagnetic Topological InsulatorsExternal link

Research conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and published in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed extreme disorder in a fundamental property of the surface electrons known as the "Dirac mass." Read MoreExternal linkage