Science Headlines

11.08.17User Facility

Synthetic Biology Research Campaign Sheds Light on Productivity in CyanobacteriaExternal link

Researchers develop systems-level models of cyanobacterial processes using EMSL capabilities and expertise with a goal of genetically optimizing strains of the bacteria for increased biomass production. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.17User Facility

The Flat and the CuriousExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers have simulated the growth of silicene, a 2-D material with attractive electronic properties. Their work, published in Nanoscale, delivers new and useful insights on the material’s properties and behavior and offers a predictive model for other researchers studying 2-D materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.17User Facility

Resisting the Resistance: Neutrons Search for Clues to Combat Bacterial ThreatsExternal link

A team from ORNL’s Neutron Sciences Directorate is using neutrons to study how resistant bacteria, represented by the light blue rod shapes, are evolving to negate the effects of the beta-lactam class of antibiotics. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.02.17From the Labs

Nanoscale Engineering for Better Separations: Michael HuExternal link

ORNL’s Michael Hu is the team lead for thermochemical processing under the DOE Bioprocessing Separations Consortium, leading scientists from eight national laboratories as they develop technologies to reduce the cost of expensive catalysts. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.02.17From the Labs

Fermilab Expands International PartnershipsExternal link

Fermilab and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science have been working with international partners to develop and execute agreements that pave the way towards greater scientific collaboration, from the exchange of personnel to the joint design and delivery of components for accelerators and detectors. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.01.17User Facility

Making Glass Invisible: A Nanoscience-Based Disappearing ActExternal link

Scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have demonstrated a method for reducing the surface reflections from glass surfaces to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.01.17User Facility

Allison McComiskey Searches the Skies for Aerosol AnswersExternal link

After 15 years in the field and at the computer, Allison McComiskey is group chief of the global radiation section within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Global Monitoring Division. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.31.17From the Labs

Celebrate the Unseen: Attend a Dark Matter Day EventExternal link

The events, planned on and around the formally recognized day on October 31, 2017, will engage the public in discussions about dark matter, which together with dark energy makes up about 95 percent of the mass and energy in our universe. Though we know through its gravitational effects that dark matter greatly dwarfs the visible matter in our universe, we know little about it. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.31.17User Facility

White Rot Fungi’s Size Explained by Breadth of Gene Families InvolvedExternal link

An international team led by László G. Nagy of the Biological Research Center at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, sequenced and analyzed four Armillaria fungi, including A. ostoyae, and then compared these genomes with those of related fungi to better understand the evolution of Armillaria’s abilities to spread and infect, and effectively break down all components of plant cell walls. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.31.17User Facility

Unique High-brilliance X-ray Sheds New Light on Additive Manufacturing ProcessExternal link

AFRL Composite Materials and Processing team researchers used the ultra-bright X-ray at the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory to gain better insight into the bonding of composite layers during the additive manufacturing process. Read MoreExternal linkage

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