Science Headlines

02.13.18User Facility

Neutron Study of Glaucoma Drugs Offers Clues About Enzyme Targets for Aggressive CancersExternal link

A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron macromolecular crystallography to investigate the different states of three glaucoma drugs as they interact with the targeted enzyme, human carbonic anhydrase II (hCA II). Read MoreExternal linkage

02.12.18User Facility

Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics DiscoveriesExternal link

Nuclear physicists are using the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to study particle interactions important to energy production in the Sun and stars and to propel the search for new physics discoveries. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.09.18User Facility

Researchers Run First Tests of Unique System for Welding Highly Irradiated Metal AlloysExternal link

Scientists of the Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program (LWRS) and partners from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have conducted the first weld tests to repair highly irradiated materials at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.08.18User Facility

GM Revs Up Diesel Combustion Modeling on Titan SupercomputerExternal link

Researchers at General Motors (GM) are using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to improve combustion models for diesel passenger car engines with an ultimate goal of accelerating innovative engine designs while meeting strict emissions standards. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.07.18From the Labs

For Clouds and Aerosols, a Renewed Three-year Look at Small-scale ProcessesExternal link

Modelers and experimentalists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are collaborating in a three-year science focus area to improve weather and climate models by better understanding the evolution of light-absorbing aerosol particles, and how they interact with incoming solar radiation. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.07.18From the Labs

Fermilab's Muon g-2 Experiment Officially Starts UpExternal link

The Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab, which has been six years in the making, is officially up and running after reaching its final construction milestone. The U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 16 granted the last of five approval stages to the project, Critical Decision 4 (CD-4), formally allowing its transition into operations. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.06.18User Facility

Atomic Flaws Create Surprising, High-Efficiency UV LED MaterialsExternal link

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University has discovered that subtle imperfections can dramatically increase the efficiency and ultraviolet (UV) light output of certain LED materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.06.18From the Labs

Lithium — It’s Not Just For Batteries: The Powdered Metal Can Reduce Instabilities in Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and collaborators on China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) found that lithium powder can eliminate instabilities known as edge-localized modes (ELMs) when used to coat a tungsten plasma-facing component called the “divertor” — the unit that exhausts waste heat and particles from plasma that fuels fusion reactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.06.18From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More RobustExternal link

Blockchain—a technology used for verifying and recording digital transactions—blasted into public consciousness with the rise of Bitcoin. But this tool could also transform the way governments, global industries and even science research operate. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.05.18User Facility

Tracking Microbial Diversity Through the Terrestrial SubsurfaceExternal link

In collaboration with a team led by longtime collaborator Jill Banfield of the University of California, Berkeley and Cathy Ryan of the University of Calgary in Canada, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, investigated samples collected at Crystal Geyser over one of the Utah geyser’s complex, five-day eruption cycles. Read MoreExternal linkage

Last modified: 1/3/2018 12:31:18 PM