Science Headlines

10.01.18From the Labs

PNNL's Capabilities in Quantum Information Sciences Get Boost from DOE Grant and New Microsoft PartnershipExternal link

On Monday, September 24, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $218 million in funding for dozens of research awards in the field of Quantum Information Science. Nearly $2 million was awarded to DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a new quantum computing chemistry project. Read MoreExternal linkage

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Supercomputing for Better Commuting: In Pursuit of Fuel Economy and MobilityExternal link

In a project leveraging computer vision, machine learning, and sensors, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists are working with private company GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. to demonstrate how stop lights can be programmed to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions while facilitating the smooth flow of traffic. Read MoreExternal linkage

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The 'Drama of It All'External link

Modeler and observationalist Adam Varble tells how he got into atmospheric science by falling in love with storms. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.28.18User Facility

Overcoming ResistanceExternal link

To revive antibiotics and devise new drug designs, Georgia Tech researchers team up with Oak Ridge’s Titan supercomputer. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.28.18User Facility

Argonne Team Brings Leadership Computing to CERN's Large Hadron ColliderExternal link

A team of collaborators from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is exploring the use of ALCF supercomputers to help meet the growing computing demands of the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The team has used ALCF computing resources for multiple projects aimed at expediting the processing and simulation of data produced by the ATLAS experiment. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.28.18From the Labs

No Longer Whistling in the Dark: Scientists Uncover a Little-understood Source of Waves Generated Throughout the UniverseExternal link

Magnetic reconnection, the snapping apart and violent reconnection of magnetic field lines in plasma — the state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei — occurs throughout the universe and can whip up space storms that disrupt cell phone service and knock out power grids. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and other laboratories, using data from a NASA four-satellite mission that is studying reconnection, have developed a method for identifying the source of waves that help satellites determine their location in space. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.27.18From the Labs

Study of Tiny Vortices Could Lead to New Self-healing Materials and Other AdvancesExternal link

Argonne scientists hope that tiny vortices, driven by various magnetic fields, will be able to move microscopic particles. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.27.18From the Labs

DOE’s Energy Storage Summit convenes at SLACExternal link

Nearly 300 representatives from industry, the Department of Energy, DOE national laboratories and the investment sector gathered to discuss energy storage innovation at the inaugural Department of Energy InnovationXLab Summit Sept.18-19 at DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.27.18From the Labs

By Jove! Methane’s Effects on Sunlight Vary by RegionExternal link

Scientists investigating how human-induced increases in atmospheric methane also increase the amount of solar energy absorbed by that gas in our climate system have discovered that this absorption is 10 times stronger over desert regions such as the Sahara Desert and Arabian Peninsula than elsewhere on Earth, and nearly three times more powerful in the presence of clouds. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.26.18User Facility

Multimodal Imaging Shows Strain Can Drive Chemistry in a Photovoltaic MaterialExternal link

A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has allowed a team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to solve a longstanding debate about the properties of a promising material that can harvest energy from light. Read MoreExternal linkage

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