Science Headlines

02.27.17From the Labs

A Road Trip to Test a Magnetic Cloak at Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

In December, five students from Stony Brook University in New York and their research professor, Nils Feege, loaded a prototype of a magnetic cloak into an SUV and set off for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, nearly 900 miles away. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.24.17User Facility

Getting to Know Meteors BetterExternal link

X-ray studies of meteorite samples planned at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) will provide new insights about the microscopic makeup of an asteroid’s constituent material, and breakup of meteoroids in the atmosphere. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.24.17User Facility

ADIOS Version 1.11 Moves I/O Framework from Research to ProductionExternal link

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced the latest release of its Adaptable I/O System (ADIOS), a middleware that speeds up scientific simulations on parallel computing resources such as the laboratory’s Titan supercomputer by making input/output operations more efficient. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.23.17From the Labs

The Global Reach of DUNEExternal link

DUNE — the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment — is a multinational effort to address the biggest questions in neutrino physics, currently the largest particle physics project being undertaken anywhere in the world, and hosted in the United States by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.23.17User Facility

A New Paradigm in Parachute DesignExternal link

scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Advanced Light Source (ALS) are working on new X-ray-based tabletop experiments that simulate parachute fabric performance in the extreme conditions of other planets’ atmospheres in microscopic detail. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.16.17User Facility

There and Back Again: Catalyst Mediates Energy-Efficient Proton Transport for ReversibilityExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that a complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.15.17User Facility

Researchers Catch Extreme Waves with High-Resolution ModelingExternal link

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.14.17User Facility

Army Researchers Use Neutrons to Study Ceramic Material as Possible Lightweight Vehicle ArmorExternal link

The U.S. Army Research Lab and Australian Defence Science and Technology Group are collaborating to study ceramic materials for potential use in the design of military vehicle armor using neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.14.17Profile

Erin Webb: Exploring the Possibilities of a BioeconomyExternal link

Agricultural engineer Erin Webb studies biomass at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to understand how plants can be harvested, stored, processed, and transported to produce fuels or bio-derived materials for 3D printing. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.13.17From the Labs

Next-Gen Dark Matter Detector in a Race to Finish LineExternal link

The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which will be built nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, S.D., is considered one of the best bets yet to determine whether theorized dark matter particles known as WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles) actually exist. Read MoreExternal linkage

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