Science Headlines

01.09.17From the Labs

PPPL Physicists Make First-Ever Direct Observation of Collisional Plasmoid Instability During Magnetic Reconnection in a Laboratory SettingExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have for the first time directly observed a phenomenon that had previously only been hypothesized to exist. The phenomenon, plasmoid instabilities that occur during collisional magnetic reconnection, had until this year only been observed indirectly using remote-sensing technology. Read MoreExternal linkage


Brian Davison: Seeking New Challenges, Forging New Connections in BioenergyExternal link

Davison is chief scientist for the Systems Biology and Biotechnology Initiative at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an adjunct professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Tennessee. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.05.17From the Labs

Increasing Rainfall in a Warmer World Will Likely Intensify Typhoons in the Western PacificExternal link

An analysis of the strongest tropical storms, known as super typhoons, in the western Pacific over the last half-century reveals that they are intensifying. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.05.17User Facility

Supercomputer Simulations Helping to Improve Wind PredictionsExternal link

A research team led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is performing simulations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, to develop numerical weather prediction models that can provide more accurate wind forecasts in regions with complex terrain. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.04.17User Facility

Theory Provides Roadmap in Quest for Quark Soup 'Critical Point'External link

Thanks to a new development in nuclear physics theory, scientists exploring expanding fireballs that mimic the early universe have new signs to look for as they map out the transition from primordial plasma to matter as we know it. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.04.17User Facility

Electrons "Puddle" Under High Magnetic FieldsExternal link

In a new study, Argonne scientists have discovered a way to confine the behavior of electrons by using extremely high magnetic fields. Read MoreExternal linkage


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