Science Headlines

07.09.15FROM THE LABS

Sensitive and Specific: A New Way of Probing Electrolyte/Electrode InterfacesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers’ novel diffraction spectroscopy technique will provide insight to chemical processes at important battery interface. Read More »

07.08.15USER FACILITY

Unlocking Lignin for Sustainable BiofuelExternal link

Using high-performance computing, a group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have provided insight into unraveling the tightly wound network of molecules that make up plant cell walls, and transforming them into more affordable biofuels. Read More »

07.08.15USER FACILITY

Up, Up, and Away!External link

This summer, researchers are launching an unprecedented number of weather balloons in rural Oklahoma to collect data to help improve how weather and climate models predict the diurnal cycle of rainfall and cloud development. Read More »

07.08.15Announcement

Energy Secretary Moniz to Bestow Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards on July 23rd.pdf file (19KB)

To attend the ceremony, please RSVP by Friday, July 17th.

07.07.15FROM THE LABS

Big PanDA and Titan Merge to Tackle Torrent of LHC's Full-Energy Collision DataExternal link

Workload handling software has broad potential to maximize use of available supercomputing resources. Read More »

07.07.15FROM THE LABS

Aluminum Clusters Shut Down Molecular Fuel FactoryExternal link

Despite decades of industrial use, the exact chemical transformations occurring within zeolites, a common material used in the conversion of oil to gasoline, remain poorly understood. Now scientists have found a way to locate-with atomic precision-spots within the material where chemical reactions take place, and how these spots shut down. Read More »

07.07.15FROM THE LABS

Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic BenefitsExternal link

New Berkeley Lab study finds lower greenhouse gas emissions on per-mile basis for driverless cars deployed as taxis. Read More »

07.06.15FROM THE LABS

The Rise and Fall of Core-Collapse SupernovaeExternal link

2D and 3D models run at NERSC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory shed a new light on what fuels an exploding star. Read More »

07.06.15FROM THE LABS

5 Properties of Physics That Affect Your Gas MileageExternal link

Many of the same properties of physics that allow you to fly along the freeway also affect how much gas mileage you get out of your car. Read More »

07.01.15USER FACILITY

Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge Program Announces 24 Projects at the Argonne Leadership Computing FacilityExternal link

Each year, the ALCC program selects projects with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas directly related to the DOE mission and for broadening the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources. Read More »