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DOE researchers are using a coupled ice-ocean model to study melt channels beneath Greenland’s Petermann Glacier, shown here in July 2012.12.01.12Science Highlight

Melting Ice Sheets and Sea Level Change

Recent studies reveal that complex ice-ocean interactions affect melting. Read More »

Detailed electron microscopy images.11.01.12Science Highlight

Turning Down the Heat on Carbon

Unusual reaction eschews high temperatures and water to lock away climate-changing carbon dioxide. Read More »

Array of gallium nitride (GaN) nanowires fabricated by Sandia-developed top-down method.11.01.12Science Highlight

Fabricating Nanowire Lasers

Precise control of nanowire geometry and optical environment enables tuning of lasing properties. Read More »

Transmission electron micrograph of a section of Prochlorococcus marinus SS120 from Bryant, D.10.01.12Science Highlight

Marine Microbial Ecosystems: Not as Simple as Once Thought

Low abundance microbes may do more than their share of carbon cycling in the ocean. Read More »

Nevada desert Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) Facility.10.01.12Science Highlight

Impacts of Climate Change on Photosynthetic Microbes in Arid Ecosystems

Researchers find that ten years of controlled CO2 elevation on desert microbes had deleterious effects. Read More »

Tuning the ATTA magneto-optic atom trap at Argonne National laboratory.10.01.12Science Highlight

Sleuthing the Fate of Water in Ancient Aquifers and Ice Cores

Precision analytical techniques developed for fundamental experiments in nuclear physics now enable routine measurements of ultra-low concentrations of Krypton radioisotopes in samples of water, ice, and gas. Read More »

Supercomputers could help speed up the drug discovery process by identifying suitable chemicals (seen as gray spheres)10.01.12Science Highlight

Designing Drugs on Supercomputers

Researchers use Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to accelerate drug discovery. Read More »

Schematic representation of the atomic lattice of Tellurium-Antimony (Sb)-Germanium (Ge)-Silver (Ag) thermoelectric doped with rare earth dysprosium (Dy).10.01.12Science Highlight

Rare Earth Atoms Make the Best Thermoelectrics Better

Small addition of rare earth element makes a big difference in converting heat to electricity. Read More »

Using a molecular template before atomic layer deposition leads to cavities in thin oxide films that act as shape-selective sieving layers for oxidations and reductions.10.01.12Science Highlight

Adding Nanocavities to Catalyst Surfaces Enhances Chemical Selectivity

Adding an oxide sieve, a layer containing nanocavities, to a catalyst surface makes the catalyst selective for specific reactions and increases efficiencies for chemical processes. Read More »

Photoionization/mass spectrometry apparatus at the Advanced Light Source10.01.12Science Highlight

Synchrotron plus Mass Spectrometer equals New Insights Into Combustion Chemistry

Unique analysis of the reaction of propene with oxygen atom reveals the influence of electron spin on combustion chemistry. Read More »

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