Science Headlines


07.31.14From the Labs

Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalyst Efficiently Converts CO2 to MethanolExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol – a key commodity used to create a wide range of industrial chemicals and fuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.31.14University Research

Sugar Mimics Guide Stem Cells Toward Neural FateExternal link

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created synthetic molecules that can stand in for natural sugars, but can be more easily manipulated. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.30.14University Research

New Type of Energy Storage Device Opens Possible Solutions to Energy ChallengesExternal link

Scientists at the The University of Texas at Austin and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have developed the first of a new class of pseudocapacitor that may eventually lead to devices that can store electricity more densely and charge/discharge more quickly than current pseudocapacitors. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.29.14University Research

Social Network Research May Boost Prairie Dog Conservation EffortsExternal link

Researchers at North Carolina State University using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.29.14University Research

Physicists Unlock Nature of High-temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

Physicists at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cornell University, and Brookhaven Lab have identified the “quantum glue” that underlies a promising type of superconductivity — a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.28.14University Research

UC Riverside at the Large Hadron ColliderExternal link

A video of UC Riverside graduate students sharing what it is like to build one of the world's largest and most complicated machines. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.28.14Press Release

DOE Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management

The Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management has been developed with input from a variety of stakeholders in this mission. The focus of this statement is sharing and preservation of digital research data. Read More »

07.25.14University Research

New Approach to Form Non-Equilibrium StructuresExternal link

By injecting energy through oscillations, researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University can force particles to self assemble under non-equilibrium conditions. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.24.14University Research

Spinach Could Lead to Alternative Energy More Powerful than PopeyeExternal link

Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.24.14From the Labs

UT Students Experience Supercomputing on TitanExternal link

A group of graduate students from the University of Tennessee has the unique opportunity to perform research on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Titan. Read MoreExternal linkage