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01.09.17From the Labs

PPPL Physicists Make First-Ever Direct Observation of Collisional Plasmoid Instability During Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory SettingExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have for the first time directly observed a phenomenon that had previously only been hypothesized to exist. The phenomenon, plasmoid instabilities that occur during collisional magnetic reconnection, had until this year only been observed indirectly using remote-sensing technology. Read More »

01.09.17User Facility

Crystallization Method Offers New Option For Carbon Capture From Ambient AirExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a simple, reliable process to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, offering a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies to combat global warming. Read More »

01.09.17Science Highlight

Seashell Formation Provides Understanding of Historic Oceanographic Conditions

Insights into how ancient marine organisms formed shells could improve climate model accuracy. Read More »

01.09.17Science Highlight

Light Strikes Gold

Scientists advance the precision controlled synthesis of gold nanocrystals, which could create new catalysts that improve industrial energy efficiency.

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01.09.17Science Highlight

How Moisture Affects the Way Soil Microbes Breathe

Study models soil-pore features that hold or release carbon dioxide. Read More »


Brian Davison: Seeking New Challenges, Forging New Connections in BioenergyExternal link

Davison is chief scientist for the Systems Biology and Biotechnology Initiative at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an adjunct professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Tennessee. Read More »

Johns Hopkins University 01.06.17University Research

Captured on Video: DNA Nanotubes Build a Bridge Between Two Molecular PostsExternal link

In a microscopic feat that resembled a high-wire circus act, Johns Hopkins researchers have coaxed DNA nanotubes to assemble themselves into bridge-like structures arched between two molecular landmarks on the surface of a lab dish. Read More »

01.05.17User Facility

Supercomputer Simulations Helping to Improve Wind PredictionsExternal link

A research team led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is performing simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, to develop numerical weather prediction models that can provide more accurate wind forecasts in regions with complex terrain. Read More »

01.05.17From the Labs

Increasing Rainfall in a Warmer World Will Likely Intensify Typhoons in the Western PacificExternal link

An analysis of the strongest tropical storms, known as super typhoons, in the western Pacific over the last half-century reveals that they are intensifying. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 01.05.17University Research

Germanium’s Semiconducting and Optical Properties Probed Under PressureExternal link

Researchers at Carnegie Institution for Science and Yanshan University synthesized sufficient ST12-germanium and, using a variety of spectroscopic techniques, quantified its optical band gap and its electrical and thermal properties, which will help define its potential for practical applications such as infrared detection and imaging technology. Read More »

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