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2017

This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera. 08.04.17From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Reveals Most Accurate Measurement of Dark Matter Structure in the UniverseExternal link

New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos. Read MoreExternal linkage

Telltale signs of a lambda hyperon (Λ) decaying into a proton (p) and a pion (π-) as tracked by the Time Projection Chamber of the STAR detector. 08.02.17User Facility

'Perfect Liquid' Quark-Gluon Plasma is the Most Vortical FluidExternal link

Swirling soup of matter's fundamental building blocks spins ten billion trillion times faster than the most powerful tornado, setting new record for "vorticity." Read MoreExternal linkage

Scientists from DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory discovered a family of synthetic polymers that self-assemble into nanotubes with consistent diameters. 07.12.17Article

No Assembly Required: Nanoparticles that Put Themselves Together

Using self-assembly, scientists are coaxing tiny particles into making new, customized materials. Read More »

Samples from this Ancient Roman pier, Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy, were studied with X-rays at Berkeley Lab. 07.05.17User Facility

New Studies of Ancient Concrete Could Teach Us to Do as the Romans DidExternal link

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley experiments show how natural chemistry strengthened ancient concrete. Read MoreExternal linkage

Ecologist Dan Nelson hauling in a gill net as part of the fish population survey of the Clinch River Study. 06.28.17Article

Ecological Roots

How the Department of Energy’s national laboratories helped found the study of ecology. Read More »

An optical laser (green) excites the iron-containing active site of the protein cytochrome c, and then an X-ray laser (white) probes the iron a few femtoseconds to picoseconds later. 06.26.17User Facility

How a Single Chemical Bond Balances Cells Between Life and DeathExternal link

With SLAC’s X-ray laser and synchrotron, scientists measured exactly how much energy goes into keeping this crucial bond from triggering a death spiral. Read MoreExternal linkage

This diagram shows the timeline of the universe, from its beginnings in the Big Bang to today. 06.21.17Article

Our Expanding Universe: Delving into Dark Energy

Space is expanding ever more rapidly and scientists are researching dark energy to understand why. Read More »

Funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, scientists are devising ways to blunt reactive oxygen atoms’ impact on producing biofuels.06.19.17Article

Oxygen: The Jekyll and Hyde of Biofuels

Scientists are devising ways to protect plants, biofuels and, ultimately, the atmosphere itself from damage caused by an element that sustains life on earth. Read More »

Alex Kholodov (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) uses an electric auger to prepare holes for water wells at NGEE Arctic Sites in Barrow, Alaska.06.13.17Article

Defrosting the World’s Freezer: Thawing Permafrost

To enhance Earth system models, researchers are examining how and why permafrost thaws and melts. Read More »

Argonne chemists Dugan Hayes, Lin Chen, and Ryan Hadt have identified a rapid electronic process that could aid the water-splitting reaction in cobalt-containing catalysts. 06.05.17User Facility

Chemical “Dance” of Cobalt Catalysis Could Pave Way to Solar FuelsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Harvard University have been able to see for the first time an especially important chemical step in the process of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen – the basic reaction at the heart of creating entirely renewable fuels from solar energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

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