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Energy Department Transfers Land to City of Oak Ridge as the Community Focuses on Future Economic DevelopmentExternal link

Today U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and City of Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch formalized an agreement to transfer the Department of Energy’s (DOE) American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) building, along with its 17.12-acres, to the City of Oak Ridge. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.29.16User Facility

Q&A with CFN Scientist Anibal BoscoboinikExternal link

Using surface-science tools and a 2D model system, Boscoboinik studies zeolite catalysts, which are used in oil refining, plastics production, and nitrogen oxide reduction. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.23.16User Facility

Make-up, Structure, and Function—For Proteins and Research TeamsExternal link

Brookhaven Lab team develops advanced research tools to help decode mysteries of genetics, improve human health using sound waves. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.16From the Labs

Biology and Neutrons Collide to Unlock Secrets of Fish Ear BonesExternal link

In a unique pairing of biology and neutron science, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have gained new insights into aquatic biochemistry using the otoliths of the lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.22.16User Facility

Nanoscale 'Conversations' Create Complex, Multi-Layered StructuresExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a way to efficiently create scalable, multilayer, multi-patterned nanoscale structures with unprecedented complexity. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.21.16From the Labs

Filling in the Nuclear Data GapsExternal link

Lee Bernstein will lead the renewed Nuclear Data Group to solve common problems for a broad group of stakeholders in the nuclear energy, security, and medical fields at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read MoreExternal linkage

12.21.16User Facility

Neutron Diffraction Probes Forms of Carbon Dioxide in Extreme EnvironmentsExternal link

Through a Deep Carbon Observatory collaboration, Adam Makhluf of the University of California, Los Angeles’s Earth, Space and Planetary Science Department and Chris Tulk of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Chemical and Engineering Materials Division are using neutrons to study the fundamental role carbon dioxide plays in Earth’s carbon cycle, especially in the composition of carbon reservoirs in the deep earth and the evolution of the carbon cycle over time. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.21.16From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Develops Solvent-, Catalyst-Free Way to Produce Alkali Metal HydridesExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have found a way to create alkali metal hydrides without the use of solvents or catalysts. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.20.16User Facility

New Leaf Study Sheds Light on ‘Shady’ PastExternal link

A new study led by a research scientist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) highlights a literally shady practice in plant science that has in some cases underestimated plants’ rate of growth and photosynthesis, among other traits. Read MoreExternal linkage

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Scientists Bear Witness to Birth of an Ice CloudExternal link

Scientists have witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds, creating ice cloud crystals in the laboratory and then taking images of the process through a microscope, essentially documenting the very first steps of cloud formation. Read MoreExternal linkage

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