Science Headlines

10.05.17From the Labs

SLAC Invention Could Lead to Novel Terahertz Light Sources That Help Us See the World with Different EyesExternal link

A new device could open new avenues for the generation of high-frequency radiation with applications in science, radar, communications, security and medical imaging. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.04.17From the Labs

Surrounded by Potential: New Science in Converting BiomassExternal link

Ames Laboratory scientists are working to develop a method to deconstruct lignin in a way that is economically feasible and into stable, readily useful components. Read MoreExternal linkage


Susan Hogle: Knowledge GainedExternal link

Hogle is a nuclear engineer in the Nuclear Materials Processing Group at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her work in the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center focuses on advanced radioisotope production techniques and finding new methods to make them cheaper and faster. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.04.17User Facility

Berkeley Lab-led ECP Co-Design Center Achieves Orders of Magnitude Speed-Up in Latest Software ReleaseExternal link

Just one year after the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Program began funding projects to prepare scientific applications for exascale supercomputers, the Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center has released a new version of its software that solves a benchmark problem hundreds of times faster than the original baseline. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.03.17User Facility

Argonne’s Data Science Program Adds New Projects and Doubles in SizeExternal link

The new project award recipients include an industry-based deep learning project; a national laboratory-based cosmology workflow project; and two university-based projects: one that uses machine-learning for materials discovery, and a deep-learning computer science project. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.03.17From the Labs

New Efficient Catalyst for Key Step in Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in “artificial photosynthesis”—an effort to mimic how plants, algae, and some bacteria harness sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.03.17User Facility

Benchmarking Computational Methods for MetagenomesExternal link

A team including DOE JGI researchers described the results of the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI) Challenge, the first-ever, community-organized benchmarking assessment of computational tools for metagenomes. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.02.17User Facility

Software Developed at Brookhaven Lab Could Advance Synchrotron Science WorldwideExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed new software to streamline data acquisition (DAQ) at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Called “Bluesky,” the software significantly eases the process of collecting and comparing data at NSLS-II, and could be used to facilitate scientific collaboration between light sources worldwide. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.29.17From the Labs

Research led by PPPL provides reassurance that heat flux will be manageable in ITERExternal link

New findings from an international team led by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) indicate that the width of the heat flux in ITER could be well within the capacity of the divertor plates to tolerate. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.29.17User Facility

Turbocharging engine designExternal link

For the first time, Argonne’s scientists and engineers pinpointed engine designs for a given fuel using the Mira supercomputer at the heart of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, reducing design time from months to weeks. Read MoreExternal linkage

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