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12.13.12From the Labs

Bubble study could improve industrial splash controlExternal link

For the first time, scientists witnessed the details of the full, ultrafast process of liquid droplets evolving into a bubble when they strike a surface. Their research determined that surface wetness affects the bubble's fate.
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12.12.12From the Labs

X-ray Laser Takes Aim at Cosmic MysteryExternal link

Scientists have used powerful X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to study and measure, in atomic detail, a key process at work in extreme plasmas like those found in stars, the rims of black holes and other massive cosmic phenomena.

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12.10.12Press Release

2012 Nobel Prize Awards CeremonyExternal link

Dr. Brian Kobilka, a co-laureate in Chemistry, used Argonne Lab’s Advanced Photon Source for his groundbreaking work in G-protein-coupled receptors.
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12.05.12Press Release Still Strong, Growing in 10th Anniversary Year, known for its groundbreaking search and retrieval of government science information, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Read More »


E. O. Lawrence Award Nominations

The Office of Science is now accepting nominations for the 2013 E. O. Lawrence Award.
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Enrico Fermi Award Nominations

The Office of Science is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Enrico Fermi Award. Read More »

11.29.12From the Labs

X-ray Laser Helps Fight Sleeping SicknessExternal link

An international group of scientists working at the Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has mapped a weak spot in the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness, pinpointing a promising new target for treating a disease that kills tens of thousands of people each year.

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11.28.12From the Labs

DOE researchers advance scientific computing with record-setting simulationsExternal link

Breaking new ground for scientific computing, two teams of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists have for the first time exceeded a sustained performance level of 10 petaflops (quadrillion floating point operations per second) on the Sequoia supercomputer at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

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11.27.12From the Labs

ORNL recipe for oxide interface perfection opens path to novel materialsExternal link

By tweaking the formula for growing oxide thin films, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved virtual perfection at the interface of two insulator materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.26.12From the Labs

Fermilab's first physics slam a smash hitExternal link

Five scientists spent a Friday night on stage competing to see who could best convey the fun of particle physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

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