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February 13, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $10 Million to Develop Particle Accelerators for Medicine and Industry
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $10 Million to Develop Particle Accelerators for Medicine and Industry
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide $10 million for efforts to advance particle accelerator technology for medical,
February 6, 2019
Novel Experiment Validates a Widely Speculated and Important Mechanism During the Formation of Stars and Planets
A novel experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has demonstrated the validity of a widespread t
January 17, 2019
Science Up-Close: Developing a Cookbook for Efficient Fusion Energy
Science Up-Close: Developing a Cookbook for Efficient Fusion Energy
To design future fusion reactors, scientists needed to go back to the very basic principles of physics.
January 14, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $13.5 Million for New Bioimaging Approaches for Bioenergy
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $13.5 Million for New Bioimaging Approaches for Bioenergy
Research Will Take Advantage of Emerging Quantum Technologies
January 11, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $9 Million for Research on Fusion Theory
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $9 Million for Research on Fusion Theory
Research Will Aim at More Predictive Understanding of Fusion Energy
January 10, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $3.6 Million for Research on Watersheds
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $3.6 Million for Research on Watersheds
Projects Will Provide Insights to Assist in DOE Clean-up Mission
January 10, 2019
Students Nationwide to Compete in 29th Department of Energy National Science Bowl®
Students Nationwide to Compete in 29th Department of Energy National Science Bowl®
More than 14,000 middle- and high-school students from around the country will participate in fast-paced competitions covering all areas of science
January 7, 2019
Revealing Hidden Spin: Unlocking New Paths Toward High-Temperature Superconductors
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) used a SARPES (spin- and angle-resolved photoemiss
January 4, 2019
2018’s Top Stories from the Office of Science
2018’s Top Stories from the Office of Science
Twenty of our most popular stories from the past year.
December 6, 2018
Science Up-Close: Blasting Molecules with Extreme X-Rays
Science Up-Close: Blasting Molecules with Extreme X-Rays
To better understand how damage from high-energy X-rays affects imaging, researchers shot the most powerful X-ray laser in the world at a series of
November 28, 2018
Capturing a Snapshot of a Complex Catalyst
Capturing a Snapshot of a Complex Catalyst
When looking to understand how a promising catalyst splits water, scientists got more than they expected.
November 14, 2018
Funding: Department of Energy to Provide $20 Million in EPSCoR Grants for Energy-Related Research
Funding: Department of Energy to Provide $20 Million in EPSCoR Grants for Energy-Related Research
Grants to Be Awarded on a Competitive Basis in States and Territories with Historically Lower Levels of Federal Research Funding
November 9, 2018
Researchers Create Most Complete High-res Atomic Movie of Photosynthesis to Date
In a major step forward, SLAC’s X-ray laser captures all four stable states of the process that produces the oxygen we breathe, as well as fleeting st
November 8, 2018
Under Pressure, Opposites Attract
Argonne researchers have uncovered a new material that can produce both magnetism and superconductivity.
November 7, 2018
Meet the Director: Mark Palmer
Meet the Director: Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer is the director of the Accelerator Test Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
November 1, 2018
Scientists Make First Detailed Measurements of Key Factors Related to High-temperature Superconductivity
Two studies led by SLAC and Stanford capture electron 'sound waves' and identify a positive feedback loop that may boost superconducting temperatures.
October 29, 2018
Rising Stars Seek to Learn from the Master: Mother Nature
Rising Stars Seek to Learn from the Master: Mother Nature
Trio recognized for uncovering biochemical secrets behind nature’s efficient production of fuels.
October 17, 2018
The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?
The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?
How two researchers discovered that the factors behind storms’ strength are more complex than scientists previously thought.
October 5, 2018
Redesigning Poplar Trees to Take the Drought ... and the Salt and the Heat
A multi-institutional team is working on a multi-million-dollar, multi-year project funded by DOE's Office of Science to improve poplar trees to produ
October 4, 2018
Peering Into 36-Million-Degree Plasma with SLAC’s X-ray Laser
In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applica
October 3, 2018
Solving a Plasma Physics Mystery: Magnetic Reconnection
Solving a Plasma Physics Mystery: Magnetic Reconnection
Magnetic reconnection causes storms in space and can damage fusion research devices on earth. Researchers are investigating why and how it happens so
September 25, 2018
How a Molecular Signal Helps Plant Cells Decide When to Make Oil
A study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory identifies new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil
September 19, 2018
First Particle Tracks Seen in Prototype for International Neutrino Experiment
The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story
September 12, 2018
A Trick of the Light
Argonne researchers are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy physics exp
August 29, 2018
When Your X-Ray Subject Has Wings: Peering Inside Insects with the Advanced Photon Source
When Your X-Ray Subject Has Wings: Peering Inside Insects with the Advanced Photon Source
One of the world’s most powerful X-rays is making it possible for scientists to see inside insects in real-time.