Science Headlines

10.27.16From the Labs

Inclusion Increases Innovation: Recap of the Diversity & Inclusion Workshop at Brookhaven LabExternal link

More than 300 people attended the diversity and inclusion workshop Sept. 7 and 8, including more than 200 Brookhaven Lab science and support staff plus an additional 100 participants who traveled from DOE, national laboratories from across the nation, and others from schools in the New York State region. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.16User Facility

Nickel-78 is a ‘Doubly Magic’ Isotope, Supercomputing Calculations ConfirmExternal link

Theoretical physicists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently used Titan, America’s most powerful supercomputer, to compute the nuclear structure of nickel-78, consisting of 28 protons and 50 neutrons, and found that this neutron-rich nucleus is indeed doubly magic. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.16User Facility

First Results of NSTX-U Research Operations Presented at the International Atomic Energy Agency Conference in Kyoto, JapanExternal link

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratories (PPPL) and collaborating institutions presented results from research on the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U) last week at the 26th International Atomic Energy Agency Conference (IAEA) in Kyoto, Japan. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.25.16User Facility

Deep Down Fracking Wells, Microbial Communities ThriveExternal link

Scientists led by researchers at Ohio State University found that microbes actually consume some of the chemical ingredients commonly used in the fracking process, creating new compounds which in turn support microbial communities below ground. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.16User Facility

Addition of Seventh HFIR Cycle Provides More Research Time for the User CommunityExternal link

For the first time since 2011, scientific users of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor were able to take advantage of a seventh cycle, allowing for 25 extra days of neutron production and available time for new experiments on HFIR’s 12 beam lines in fiscal year 2016. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.21.16From the Labs

Quantum-Dot Solar Windows Evolve with ‘Doctor-Blade’ SpreadingExternal link

A Los Alamos National Laboratory research team demonstrates an important step in taking quantum dot, solar-powered windows from the laboratory to the construction site by proving that the technology can be scaled up from palm-sized demonstration models to windows large enough to put in and power a building. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.21.16From the Labs

Argonne Researchers Posit Way to Locally Circumvent Second Law of ThermodynamicsExternal link

One implication for the research could be a way to one day remotely power a device — that is, the energy expended to light the lamp could take place anywhere. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.16User Facility

Cancer's Big Data ProblemExternal link

Researchers at Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories are using the DOE supercomputers and sophisticated computational models to find patterns in large datasets of cancer data, seeking to understand key protein interactions, predict drug response and automate patient information extraction to inform treatment strategies. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.16User Facility

Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass BreakdownExternal link

A team led by Jeremy Smith, a University of Tennessee (UT)–ORNL Governor’s Chair and the director of the UT–ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics (CMB), used computer simulations to uncover the chemical reaction that helps break down biomass for biofuel. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.19.16From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Scientists Gain Insight on Mechanism of Unconventional SuperconductivityExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and partner institutions conducted a systematic investigation into the properties of the newest family of unconventional superconducting materials, iron-based compounds. Read MoreExternal linkage

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