Science Headlines

06.20.14FROM THE LABS

Clouds Up CloseExternal link

Study shows that current climate models lacking high spatial resolution are biased toward accelerating the transition from stratocumulus clouds to cumulus clouds. The findings could lead to more accurate climate projections and the development and implementation of better-informed policies related to climate change. Read More »

06.19.14FROM THE LABS

New Los Alamos Approach May be Key to Quantum Dot Solar Cells with Real Gains in EfficiencyExternal link

Researchers have demonstrated an almost four-fold boost of the carrier multiplication yield with nanoengineered quantum dots. Read More »

06.19.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Winter's Over & It's Time to Grow Again--How Does a Tree Know?External link

A team led by molecular geneticists from Michigan Technological University has identified and characterized a gene that tells a poplar tree when winter ends and a spring growing season begins. Read More »

06.18.14PRESS RELEASE

DOE Awards $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research

WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the awarding of $100 million for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy. Read More »

06.18.14FROM THE LABS

Dynamic Spectroscopy DuoExternal link

2D electronic-vibrational spectroscopy technique provides unprecedented look into photochemical reactions. Read More »

06.13.14FROM THE LABS

Vast Data Collections for Complex Climate Systems: Meet Alice CialettaExternal link

Rising sea levels, more frequent heat waves, and heavy precipitation are just some of the effects associated with climate change. Meet Brookhaven Lab's Alice Cialella, who with her team keeps track of data climate scientists use to accurately forecast what Earth's climate will be like years from now. Read More »

06.12.14FROM THE LABS

Eucalyptus—A Global Tree for Fuel and Fiber

A group of researchers inluding Oak Ridge National Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) are seeking to harness and improve upon Eucalyptus’ potential for enhancing sustainable biofuels and biomaterials production, and provide a stable year-round source of biomass that doesn’t compete with food crops. Read More »

06.12.14FROM THE LABS

Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound WavesExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated a technique for producing, detecting and controlling ultrahigh frequency sound waves at the nanometer scale. Read More »

06.11.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Protein Could Put Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs in HandcuffsExternal link

A team from Duke and the University of Sydney in Australia has solved the structure of a key protein that drives DNA copying in the plasmids that make staphylococcus bacteria antibiotic-resistant. Read More »

06.11.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Retracing Citrus’ Earliest Roots to Find Clues for Healthier FutureExternal link

University of Florida scientists led an international research team that analyzed the genome sequences of 10 diverse citrus varieties for the first time. Their findings, published online Sunday by the journal Nature Biotechnology, could help the citrus industry find and deploy genes for resistance to citrus greening, a bacterial infection devastating crops in North America.
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