Science Headlines

04.18.17From the Labs

Study on Impact of Climate Change on SnowpackExternal link

An international team of scientists, including one from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has found that up to 20 percent loss in the annual maximum amount of water contained in the Western United States' mountain snowpack in the last three decades is due to human influence. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.18.17User Facility

Dustin Leverman: A Unique Route to HPC SystemsExternal link

Leverman is the HPC storage system administrator for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at ORNL. He spends his days assisting users with performance problems and ensuring reliability of the day-to-day operations of the file system, which contains information generated by the OLCF’s flagship supercomputer, Titan. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.18.17From the Labs

Tweaking a Molecule's Structure Can Send it Down a Different Path to CrystallizationExternal link

Insights into crystallization pathways gained by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could eventually design of a variety of products with more predictive control over the design and assembly of biomimetic materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.17.17User Facility

How X-rays Pushed Topological Matter Research Over the TopExternal link

While using X-rays generated by the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a synchrotron facility at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to study a bismuth-containing thermoelectric material that can convert heat into electricity, physicist M. Zahid Hasan of Princeton University spawned a revolution in materials research. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.14.17From the Labs

Researchers Resolve Key Question on Titanium Oxide, Water InteractionsExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have determined that water is only slightly more likely to stay in one piece as it binds to the catalyst surface than it is to form the hydroxyl pairs. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.14.17User Facility

Q&A with CFN Scientist Qin WuExternal link

Applying his theoretical chemistry expertise and using advanced software and high-performance computing, Wu examines the structural and dynamic properties of molecules. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.13.17From the Labs

LArIAT Upgrade Will Test DUNE DesignExternal link

In particle physics, the difference of a millimeter or two can make or break an experiment. In March, the LArIAT experiment began a proof-of-concept test to make sure the planned Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will work well with that 2-millimeter difference. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.12.17User Facility

New SLAC Theory Institute Aims to Speed Research on Exotic Materials at Light SourcesExternal link

A new institute at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is using the power of theory to search for new types of materials that could revolutionize society – by making it possible, for instance, to transmit electricity over power lines with no loss. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.12.17User Facility

Self-Assembling Polymers Provide Thin Nanowire TemplateExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (DOE), the University of Chicago, and MIT has developed a new way to create some of the world’s thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment. Read MoreExternal linkage

04.11.17User Facility

From Moo to Goo: Cooperating Microbes Convert Methane to Alternative Fuel SourceExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new system to convert methane into a deep green, energy-rich, gelatin-like substance that can be used as the basis for biofuels and other bioproducts, specialty chemicals — and even feed for cows that create the gas in the first place. Read MoreExternal linkage