Science Headlines

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

Researchers at PPPL Find 3-D Printed Parts to Provide Low-cost, Custom Alternatives for Laboratory EquipmentExternal link

The 3-D printing scene, a growing favorite of do-it-yourselfers, has spread to the study of plasma physics. With a series of experiments, researchers at PPPL have found that 3-D printers can be an important tool in laboratory environments. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

New CMI Process Recycles Valuable Rare Earth Metals From Old ElectronicsExternal link

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

Electrochemical 'Fingers' Unlock Battery's Inner PotentialExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab track real-time reaction pathways in 3D to uncover new nanoscale clues to increasing lithium-ion battery capacity and optimizing performance. Read More »

02.27.15FROM THE LABS

SLAC-led Research Team Bends Highly Energetic Electron Beam with CrystalExternal link

An international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has demonstrated that a bent silicon crystal can bend the paths of focused, very energetic electron beams much more than magnets used today. Read More »

02.27.15PRESS RELEASE

Office of Science Salutes New IEEE Fellows

Two researchers join a distinguished company at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Read More »

02.26.15FROM THE LABS

A New X-Ray Microscope for Nanoscale ImagingExternal link

This groundbreaking instrument at Brookhaven National Lab, designed to deliver a suite of unprecedented x-ray imaging capabilities for the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (HXN) beamline, brings researchers one step closer to the ultimate goal of nanometer resolution at NSLS-II, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility. Read More »

02.26.15FROM THE LABS

First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s SurfaceExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers link rising CO2 levels from fossil fuels to an upward trend in radiative forcing at two locations. Read More »

02.25.15FROM THE LABS

Retracing the Roots of Fungal SymbiosesExternal link

Scientists at the Joint Genome Institute provide more insight into how plants and fungi develop symbiotic relationships. Read More »

02.24.15USER FACILITIES

Dendrite Eraser: New Electrolyte Rids Batteries of Short-circuiting FibersExternal link

PNNL physicists have developed a new electrolyte that allows lithium-sulfur, lithium-metal and lithium-air batteries to operate at 99 percent efficiency, while having a high current density and without growing dendrites that short-circuit rechargeable batteries. Read More »

02.24.15FROM THE LABS

To Understand Heat Transfer, ORNL Team Takes Unprecedented Neutron Images of Refrigerant Flow Through Heat ExchangersExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured undistorted snapshots of refrigerants flowing through small heat exchangers, helping to further elucidate characteristics of heat transfer. Read More »