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10.27.17User Facility

Neutrons Improve Weld Integrity of Underwater Wind Turbine FoundationsExternal link

Professors Michael Joachim Andreassen from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Zhenzhen Yu from the Colorado School of Mines are using neutron analysis at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to investigate residual stresses expected to occur in the welds of offshore underwater wind turbine foundations. Read More »

10.27.17User Facility

Genome Research Challenges Previous Understanding of the Origin of PhotosynthesisExternal link

Plant biologists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with colleagues from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), have reconstructed the evolutionary history of photosynthesis to provide new insight into the yet-unfolding story of its origins. Read More »

10.27.17User Facility

Cloud Radar Simulator Bridges Gap Between Climate Models and Field DataExternal link

The simulator bridges differences between climate model-simulated clouds and ARM radar observations in how they address spatial scale and properties of liquid and solid water in the atmosphere. The new tool has been incorporated into the Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project Observation Simulator Package (COSP), a community satellite simulator package. Read More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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