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05.23.17Announcement

FY 2018 Budget Request to Congress

“This budget delivers on the promise to reprioritize spending in order to carry out DOE’s core functions efficiently and effectively while also being fiscally responsible and respectful to the American taxpayer,” said Secretary Perry.
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05.23.17From the Labs

Sleuths Use Bubbles to Look for WIMPsExternal link

The multi-institution PICO search for WIMPs - weakly interacting massive particles, a hypothesized type of dark matter particle - relies on a simple phenomenon and a fairly low-key detector: bubbles and a bubble chamber.
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05.23.17User Facility

Report Sheds New Insights on the Spin Dynamics of a Material Candidate for Low-Power DevicesExternal link

To minimize heat loss and optimize performance for low-power technology, researchers are exploring other ways to process information that could be more energy-efficient. One approach that researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are exploring involves manipulating the magnetic spin of electrons, a scientific field known as spintronics.
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05.22.17User Facility

Sequencing of Green Alga Genome Provides Blueprint to Advance Clean Energy and BioproductsExternal link

Plant biologists have sequenced the genome of a particularly promising species of green alga, providing a blueprint for new discoveries in producing sustainable biofuels, antioxidants, and other valuable bioproducts.
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05.19.17Press Release

Department of Energy Secretary recognizes Argonne scientists’ work to fight Ebola, cancerExternal link

Two groups of researchers at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory earned special awards from the office of the U.S. Secretary of Energy for addressing the global health challenges of Ebola and cancer.
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05.19.17From the Labs

Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performanceExternal link

A team of physicists at DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has found lithium compounds improve plasma performance in fusion devices just as well as pure lithium.
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05.18.17User Facility

Scientists Perform First Basic Physics Simulation of Spontaneous Transition of the Edge of Fusion Plasma to Crucial High-Confinement ModeExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have simulated the spontaneous transition of turbulence at the edge of a fusion plasma to the high-confinement mode (H-mode) that sustains fusion reactions.
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05.18.17User Facility

A 'Wearable' Brain Scanner Inspired by Brookhaven TechnologyExternal link

Building on a Brookhaven Lab innovation designed for brain imaging in moving rats, a team in Virginia and West Virginia designs a device for studies of human interaction, dementia, movement disorders, and more.
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05.17.17Announcement

Some of the Nation's Most Accomplished STEM Teachers Selected as Albert Einstein Educator FellowsExternal link

Twelve accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers from across the United States have been named 2017-2018 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows. The fellows will spend 11 months serving in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena.
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05.17.17From the Labs

Special Issue of Journal of Physical Chemistry Dedicated to Ames Laboratory Scientist Mark GordonExternal link

Mark Gordon, senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, marked his 75th birthday in January, 2017, and in honor of his many scientific accomplishments and personal interactions throughout his career, the Journal of Physical Chemistry dedicated the April 13, 2017, issue of its publication to him.
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