Nano Mag Flux Lines BNL

Color-enhanced image of magnetic flux lines around individual nickel nanodots.  (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

The Office of Science has several vehicles to update the public on the latest scientific outcomes of funded projects. The content is available as In the News articles, In Focus articles, and presentations and testimony.

Featured Articles

An image of supertyphoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines in 2013.10.17.18Article

The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?

How two researchers discovered that the factors behind storms’ strength are more complex than scientists previously thought. Read More »

Poplar provides a fast-growing woody feedstock for biofuels. 10.05.18User Facility

Redesigning Poplar Trees to Take the Drought ... and the Salt and the HeatExternal link

A multi-institutional team is working on a multi-million-dollar, multi-year project funded by DOE's Office of Science to improve poplar trees to produce more biomass for biofuel applications. Read More »

At the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) instrument at LCLS, the researchers zapped knuckle-shaped samples with a laser to create plasma, then used an X-ray scattering technique to watch it expand and collide. 10.04.18User Facility

Peering Into 36-Million-Degree Plasma with SLAC’s X-ray LaserExternal link

In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applications in astrophysics, medicine and fusion energy. Read More »

Science Headlines

10.18.18From the Labs

New Simulations Confirm Efficiency of Waste-removal Process in Plasma DeviceExternal link

Just as fire produces ash, the combining of light elements in fusion reactions can produce material that eventually interferes with those same reactions. Now, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found evidence suggesting that a process could remove the unwanted material and make the fusion processes more efficient within a type of fusion facility known as a field-reversed configuration (FRC) device. Read More »

10.18.18From the Labs

Fermilab Scientists to Look for Dark Matter Using Quantum TechnologyExternal link

Fermilab’s Aaron Chou is leading a multi-institutional consortium to apply the techniques of quantum metrology to the problem of detecting axion dark matter. Read More »

10.18.18From the Labs

Acrylic Tanks Provide Clear Window Into Dark Matter DetectionExternal link

Scientists have a new window into the search for dark matter – an acrylic vessel that features a grouping of 12-foot-tall transparent tanks with 1-inch-thick walls. Read More »

Science Highlights

10.17.18Science Highlight

Cryocooler Cools an Accelerator Cavity

Researchers demonstrated cryogen-free operation of a superconducting radio-frequency cavity that might ease barriers to its use in societal applications. Read More »

10.17.18Science Highlight

Shining Light on the Separation of Rare Earth Metals

New studies identify key molecular characteristics to potentially separate rare earth metals cleanly and efficiently with light. Read More »

10.17.18Science Highlight

How to Make Soot and Stardust

Scientists unlock mystery that could help reduce emissions of fine particles from combustion engines and other sources. Read More »

Presentations & Testimony


DOE Office of Science Update and FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress .pdf file (215KB)

DOE Office of Science Acting Director Steve Binkley provides an Office of Science Update at the November 2, 2017 BERAC Meeting.


DOE Office of Science Update and FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress .pdf file (1.6MB)

DOE Office of Science Acting Director Steve Binkley provides an Office of Science Update at the September 27, 2017 ASCAC Meeting.


Statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology.pdf file (175KB)

Statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology
J. Stephen Binkley, Acting Director, Office of Science provides a statement on American Leadership in Quantum Technology before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee and Technology on September 24, 2017.

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