Science Headlines

11.14.16Announcement

ECP Announces $48M for Co-Design CentersExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced that it has selected four co-design centers as part of a 4 year, $48 million funding award. The first year is funded at $12 million, and is to be allocated evenly among the four award recipients. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.10.16User Facility

Solar Cells Get Boost with Integration of Water-Splitting Catalyst onto SemiconductorExternal link

Led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, scientists have found a way to engineer the atomic-scale chemical properties of a water-splitting catalyst for integration with a solar cell, and the result is a big boost to the stability and efficiency of artificial photosynthesis. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.09.16From the Labs

Argonne Researchers Win Three 2016 R&D 100 AwardsExternal link

The awards, organized by R&D magazine, are given out annually for the top technologies of the year, at the R&D 100 Awards and Technology Conference. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.09.16User Facility

Accelerating Cancer Research with Deep LearningExternal link

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at ORNL, researchers applied deep learning to extract useful information from cancer pathology reports, a foundational element of cancer surveillance. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.09.16User Facility

PPPL Physicists Build Diagnostic that Measures Plasma Velocity in Real TimeExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a diagnostic that provides crucial real-time information about the ultrahot plasma swirling within doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.08.16From the Labs

Brookhaven Lab Wins Three 2016 R&D 100 AwardsExternal link

The Brookhaven Lab winners are the Hard X-ray Scanning Microscope with Multilayer Laue Lens Nanofocusing Optics (a joint award with DOE's Argonne National Laboratory), MoSoy Catalyst, and Nanostructured Anti-reflecting and Water-repellent Surface Coatings. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.08.16From the Labs

Study: Carbon-Hungry Plants Impede Growth Rate of Atmospheric CO2External link

New findings of a multi-institutional study led by a scientist from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) suggest the rate at which CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere has plateaued in recent years because Earth’s vegetation is grabbing more carbon from the air than in previous decades. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.08.16From the Labs

Fermilab “Deepens” its Relationship with Sanford Underground Research FacilityExternal link

Fermilab in Batavia, IL and Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota are the sites of the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and its Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.16From the Labs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Wins Seven R&D 100 AwardsExternal link

The awards, known as the “Oscars of Invention,” honor innovative breakthroughs in materials science, biomedicine, consumer products and more from academia, industry and government-sponsored research agencies. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.16User Facility

We Gather Here Today to Join Lasers and Anti-LasersExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have for the first time created a single device that acts as both a laser and an anti-laser, and they demonstrated these two opposite functions at a frequency within the telecommunications band. Read MoreExternal linkage