Laboratory News

06.26.18From the Labs

ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s FastestExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is once again officially home to the fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking of the world’s fastest computing systems.
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06.25.18From the Labs

Uncovering a Missing Link from Methane to MethanolExternal link

Scientists at Northwestern University and Argonne Lab have demonstrated a new way to activate methane with MOFs, potentially transforming it into something more valuable. Read More »

06.19.18From the Labs

Faster, Cheaper, Better: A New Way to Synthesize DNAExternal link

In what could address a critical bottleneck in biology research, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), announced they have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate.
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06.18.18From the Labs

Critical Plant Gene Takes Unexpected Detour That Could Boost Biofuel YieldsExternal link

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; the DOE Joint Genome Institute, the University of North Texas, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, West Virginia University, ArborGen Inc. and HudsonAlpha Institute have discovered in poplar plant mutations that the same gene involved in making amino acids also regulates the function of genes involved in producing lignin; if applied, it could squeeze more potential out of poplar as a renewable resource for making biofuels and bioproducts.
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06.14.18From the Labs

SLAC, Stanford Scientists Discover How a Hardy Microbe’s Crystalline Shell Helps it Reel in FoodExternal link

Tiny pores in the shells of archaea microbes attract ammonium ions that are their sole source of energy, allowing them to thrive where this food is so scarce that scientists can’t even detect it. Read More »

06.13.18From the Labs

Perspectives on 10 Years of Discovery With FermiExternal link

Ten years ago, the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (then called GLAST) was launched into space, beginning its mission to explore the most energetic light in the universe and the powerful cosmic processes that produce it. Read More »

06.11.18From the Labs

A Boon for Physicists: New Insights Into Neutrino InteractionsExternal link

Physicists on the MicroBooNE collaboration at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab have produced their first collection of science results. Roxanne Guenette of Harvard University presented the results on behalf of the collaboration at the international Neutrino 2018 conference in Germany. Read More »

06.11.18From the Labs

Non-Crystal Clarity: Scientists Find Ordered Magnetic Patterns in Disordered Magnetic MaterialExternal link

Study led by Berkeley Lab scientists relies on high-resolution microscopy techniques to confirm nanoscale magnetic features. Read More »

06.08.18From the Labs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches America’s New Top Supercomputer for ScienceExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveils Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. Read More »

06.07.18From the Labs

New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Halt Fusion ReactionsExternal link

Magnetic islands, bubble-like structures that form in fusion plasmas, can grow and disrupt the plasmas and damage the doughnut-shaped tokamak facilities that house fusion reactions. Recent research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has used large-scale computer simulations to produce a new model that could be key to understanding how the islands interact with the surrounding plasma as they grow and lead to disruptions. Read More »

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