Science Headlines

06.15.15USER FACILITY

Automating Microbial Genome Sequence DecontaminationExternal link

A team from the Prokaryotic Super Program at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has developed the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft genomes. Read More »

06.15.15FROM THE LABS

Argonne Scientists Announce First Room-Temperature Magnetic Skyrmion BubblesExternal link

Researchers at UCLA and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. Read More »

06.12.15USER FACILITY

3D Potential Through Laser AnnihilationExternal link

A team of scientists at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF’s) are using the power of ALCF’s IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, Mira, to reveal the atomic structures behind the scatterings left by ultra intense bursts from x-ray lasers. Read More »

06.12.15FROM THE LABS

A Bright Light for Ultrafast Snapshots of MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way of producing an efficient, high-repetition-rate XUV source for use in obtaining rapid, sharp images of electronic structure. Read More »

06.12.15FROM THE LABS

LHC Physicists Preserve Native American VoicesExternal link

Physicists are using LHC detector technology to retrieve Native American music from old recordings. Read More »

06.11.15FROM THE LABS

Investigating Buried Interfaces in Ferroelectric MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the Soleil Synchrotron in Paris decode interface switching effects in ferroelectric memories. Read More »

06.11.15FROM THE LABS

Newly Discovered Property Could Help Beat the Heat Problem in Computer ChipsExternal link

X-ray studies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have for the first time observed an exotic property that could warp the electronic structure of a material in a way that reduces heat buildup and improves performance in ever-smaller computer components. Read More »

06.09.15FROM THE LABS

Kneading Enzyme Makes Ammonia Levels RiseExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Lab, Utah State, Montana State and Virginia Tech have discovered how two natural proteins work together to speed the generation of ammonia; findings that may be important in future fertilizer production. Read More »

06.08.15PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Names Scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award Recipients

President Obama has named Dr. Claudio Pellegrini and Dr. Charles V. (Chuck) Shank as recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government's oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement. Read More »

06.08.15FROM THE LABS

North to Alaska: Researchers Rush to Understand Warming TrendExternal link

The ARM Airborne Carbon Measurements V (ARM-ACME V) team—led by Sebastien Biraud from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—will run an aerial campaign from June 1 to September 15, measuring trace gas concentrations, aerosols, and cloud properties to find out why current climate models underestimate how rapidly the Arctic is getting warmer. Read More »