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10.26.17User Facility

New Radio Telescope at Brookhaven Lab Sees Space in a Different LightExternal link

A new prototype radio telescope has begun observing the universe at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. Constructed by a team of scientists, engineers, carpenters, and students, the prototype telescope was funded through Brookhaven’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development program. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.17From the Labs

Laser-Focused: Chengyun Hua Turns the Heat Up on Materials ResearchExternal link

In Chengyun Hua’s research, everything revolves around heat and how it moves. As a Russell Fellow at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Hua carefully analyzes nanoscale heat transfer mechanisms using laser spectroscopy. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.17User Facility

Hacking the Bacterial Social NetworkExternal link

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) scientists have determined the molecular structures of a highly specialized set of proteins that are used by a strain of E. coli bacteria to communicate and defend their turf. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.25.17User Facility

SimPath Licenses Novel ORNL System for Enhanced Synthetic BiologyExternal link

Knoxville, Tennessee-based startup SimPath has licensed a novel cloning system developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that generates and assembles the biological building blocks necessary to synthetically bioengineer new medicines and fuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.25.17From the Labs

Ames Laboratory, UConn Discover Superconductor with BounceExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered extreme “bounce,” or super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest of conditions, such as outer space, and might be the first in a whole new class of shape memory materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.17From the Labs

Two ORNL-led Research Teams Receive $10.5 Million to Advance Quantum Computing for Scientific ApplicationsExternal link

DOE’s Office of Science has awarded two research teams, each headed by a member of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Quantum Information Science Group, more than $10 million over five years to both assess the feasibility of quantum architectures in addressing big science problems and to develop algorithms capable of harnessing the massive power predicted of quantum computing systems. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.17User Facility

Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery PerformanceExternal link

A research team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, led by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.17User Facility

The Blob That Ate the Tokamak: Physicists Gain Understanding of How Bubbles at the Edge of Plasmas Can Drain Heat and Reduce Fusion Reaction EfficiencyExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have completed new simulations that could provide insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.17User Facility

The Moon and Gravitational Impacts on NSLS-IIExternal link

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II observe and correct for the effects of the alignment between the moon, sun, and earth, which change the gravitational pull on our planet and minutely change the shape of the accelerator ring. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.20.17User Facility

Researchers Customize Catalysts to Boost Product Yields and Decrease Chemical Separation CostsExternal link

For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

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