Science Headlines

03.09.17User Facility

Neutrons Help Reveal a New Filter for Heavy HydrogenExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found that deuterium and tritium can be separated from each other relatively easily using a functionalized metal-organic framework compound Read MoreExternal linkage

03.08.17User Facility

Argonne Scientists Discover New Class of Colloidal SystemsExternal link

A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has identified a new class of colloidal systems involving inorganic solvents, a discovery that could offer new applications for nanotechnology and better functional materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.08.17From the Labs

ORNL Study Examines Tungsten in Extreme Environments to Improve Fusion MaterialsExternal link

A study led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory subjected tungsten to low energies, akin to normal operations of a fusion reactor and high energies emulating plasma disruptions, providing new knowledge needed to design robust fusion materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.08.17User Facility

Attention Earthlings: Help Wanted in Finding a New PlanetExternal link

NERSC, the Berkeley Laboratory’s supercomputer center, has contributed data that a new NASA-launched citizen science project will use, as it seeks the public’s help in reviewing more than a million animations to identify moving space objects that could be new discoveries. Read MoreExternal linkage


Jason Newby: Exploration is Key to Pushing Boundaries of Basic and Applied ResearchExternal link

ORNL physicist Jason Newby works on detector technology capable of imaging the fast neutrons emanating from highly enriched uranium or plutonium, and providing significant insight into the behavior of neutrinos and leading to a better understanding of fundamental science concepts. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.07.17User Facility

Argonne Invents Reusable Sponge that Soaks Up Oil and Could Revolutionize Oil Spill and Diesel CleanupExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that can pick up oil that has dispersed into the water column, not just a slick sitting on the surface—which no commercially available products can do. Read MoreExternal linkage


Meet Kétévi Assamagan, Physicist and ExplorerExternal link

Physicist Kétévi Assamagan explores huge quantities of data from the Large Hadron Collider in search of new physics — potential holes and contradictions in the Standard Model of Particle Physics that describes the universe's most basic building blocks and explains how they interact. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.06.17User Facility

New Evidence for a Water-Rich History on MarsExternal link

Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian meteorites conducted, in part, at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read MoreExternal linkage

03.06.17User Facility

Imaging the Inner Workings of a Sodium–Metal Sulfide Battery for First TimeExternal link

Understanding how the structural and chemical makeup of the material changes during the charge/discharge process could help scientists advance battery design for future energy storage needs. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.03.17User Facility

Water-Repellent Nanotextures Found to Have Excellent Anti-Fogging AbilitiesExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered cone-shaped nanotextures could prevent fog condensation on surfaces in humid environments, including for power generation and transportation applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

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