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08.25.14FROM THE LABS

Signatures of Selection Inscribed on Poplar GenomesExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), and Stephen DiFazio of West Virginia University, used a combination of genome-wide selection scans and analyses to understand the processes involved in shaping the genetic variation of natural poplar (Populus trichocarpa) populations. Read More »

08.25.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Hot-spring Bacteria Reveal Ability to Use Far-red Light for PhotosynthesisExternal link

Bacteria growing in far-red light use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight, a research team led by a Penn State scientist has discovered. Read More »

08.25.14FROM THE LABS

Catalytic Gold Nanoclusters Promise Rich Chemical YieldsExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon scientists make stable, active catalysts. Read More »

08.22.14FROM THE LABS

Shaping the Future of NanocrystalsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers obtain first direct observation of facet formation in nanocubes. Read More »

08.22.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL Scientists Uncover Clues to Role of Magnetism in Iron-based SuperconductorsExternal link

New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University are challenging conventional wisdom about superconductivity and magnetism. Read More »

08.21.14FROM THE LABS

Water Leads to Chemical that Gunks Up Biofuels ProductionExternal link

A study at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels, provides scientific principles that can speed up biofuel development. Read More »

08.20.14FROM THE LABS

New Project is the ACME of Addressing Climate ChangeExternal link

High performance computing (HPC) will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Read More »

08.20.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Bacterial Nanowires Not What Scientists Thought They WereExternal link

A team led by scientists at USC has now turned the study of these bacterial nanowires on its head, discovering that the key features in question are not pili, as previously believed, but rather extensions of the bacteria’s outer membrane equipped with proteins that transfer electrons called “cytochromes.” Read More »

08.19.14ARTICLE

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers Working on Smaller, Faster ChipExternal link

Computer chips are getting smaller and faster, but not without some serious scientific research happening high on a hill in Berkeley. Read More »

08.19.14FROM THE LABS

Bionic Liquids from LigninExternal link

New results from the Joint BioEnergy Institute pave the way for closed loop biofuel refineries. Read More »