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August 22, 2019
Wendy Shaw Profile Picture
Wendy Shaw: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Shaw’s 2010 Early Career Award has supported her work to improve fuel cell catalyst efficiency by mimicking biological features of enzymes.
August 15, 2019
Image of an optical micrograph of self-assembled metal/dielectric nanoparticles. These tiny particles control the reflection, absorption and transmission of light.
No Limits for Light or Science
At the PTL Energy Frontier Research Center, scientists push to make light more efficient, which is key to re-imaging solar panels & other technologies
August 13, 2019
 A laser beam (red, at left) strips electrons (blue dots) off of helium atoms. Some of the freed electrons (red dots) get accelerated inside a plasma bubble (white elliptical shape) created by an electron beam (green).
Atomic ‘Trojan horse’ Could Inspire New Generation of X-ray Lasers and Particle Colliders
At SLAC’s FACET facility, researchers have produced an intense electron beam by 'sneaking’ electrons into plasma.
August 9, 2019
Alterations of the nanoscale structure of live HeLa cells after chemical fixation, as observed using partial wave spectroscopic (PWS) optical microscopy.
Predicting the Risk of Cancer with Computational Electrodynamics
Using supercomputers to advance the development of an optical microscopy technique that can predict & quantify cancer risks at extremely early stages.
August 7, 2019
Supratik Guha directs the Center for Nanoscale Materials, a DOE Office of Science user facility.
Meet the Director: Supratik Guha
Supratik Guha is the director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials user facility.
July 22, 2019
Astronaut and Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin is pictured during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the moon.
Argonne Celebrates Apollo 11 Anniversary and New Moon Rock Study
Argonne explores its early lunar research as it anticipates studies at the APS of pristine moon rocks from the final lunar landing missions.
July 18, 2019
Yiping Feng and the SRD X-RAY "Single Shot" detector in LCLS's Front End Enclosure (FEE) Hall.
The Future of Particle Accelerators May be Autonomous
Scientists are working on ways to run particle accelerators with a diminishing amount of direction from humans.
July 16, 2019
Chemical engineers combine their skill sets to convert lignin from biomass into sticky adhesives!
Coffee, Collaboration, and Catalysts: Three Key Ingredients to Changing Our View of Bioproducts
A collaborative team answers scientific questions that lead to producing chemicals from designer crops and agricultural wastes, not petroleum.
July 9, 2019
The Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) is a detector which specializes in tracking the thousands of particles produced by each ion collision at RHIC. Weighing 1,200 tons and as large as a house, STAR is a massive detector.
Meet the User Facility Team: Berndt Mueller and Rosi Reed, RHIC
In their roles at the RHIC, Berndt Mueller and Rosi Reed help scientists research the conditions at the very beginning of the universe.
July 8, 2019
TAE Technologies’ fusion device Norman, named for late company co-founder Norman Rostoker. Norman combines plasma physics and accelerator physics with the aim to produce renewable energy for the electric grid  and commercial applications.
Fusion's Path to Practicality
Company embraces supercomputing in quest for viable fusion energy.
June 26, 2019
A snail’s epiphragm.
Penn Engineers Demonstrate Superstrong, Reversible Adhesive That Works Like Snail Slime
In a new study, Penn Engineers demonstrate a strong, reversible adhesive that uses the same mechanisms that snails do.
June 12, 2019
Screenshots from the MALI and BISICLES computer models simulating what the Antarctic ice sheet would look like and how fast ice would move 200 years after the ice sheet’s floating ice shelves have disintegrated.
Simulating Ice at the Bottom of the World: Modeling the Antarctic Ice Sheets
New simulations can help us understand how & why Antarctic ice sheets may retreat in response to climate change.
June 7, 2019
Konstantinos P. Giapis, a professor of chemical engineering at Caltech
Comet Inspires Chemistry for Making Breathable Oxygen on Mars
Caltech scientists have demonstrated a new reaction for generating oxygen that could help humans explore the universe.
June 4, 2019
With the LSST camera, scientists will be able to capture images of the entire southern sky every few days for a period of 10 years, which will produce petabytes of unprecedented astrophysical data.
Engineering the World’s Largest Digital Camera
Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges.
May 28, 2019
Aerial view of the construction site of the National Synchrotron Light Source II, taken in 2009, four years after the project started.
Ten Years and Nearly a Billion Dollars: How Project Management Made a Massive X-Ray Light Source Possible
One of the biggest projects the Department of Energy’s Office of Science had ever tackled, the NSLS-II put the Office’s management skills to the test.
May 24, 2019
Using X-rays from SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, researchers imaged the fossil (right) and showed that the mouse likely had reddish and brown fur on its back and sides and a white tummy, as seen in an artist’s impression on the left.
In a First, Researchers Identify Reddish Coloring in an Ancient Fossil – a 3-Million-Year-Old Mouse
X-rays reveal an extinct mouse was dressed in brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.
May 22, 2019
Artist rendering of genome standards being applied to deciphering the extensive diversity of viruses.
Revealing Viruses’ Hidden Influence
Researchers are finding new ways to analyze microbial data, allowing them to better understand viruses’ genes and role in the environment.
May 10, 2019
A New Filter to Better Map the Dark Universe
New method developed by Berkeley Lab researchers cuts through galaxies’ messy emissions, provides clearer window into dark matter, dark energy.
May 8, 2019
Together, microbiologists, computational biologists, electrochemists, inorganic chemists, biochemists, theorists, and bio-engineers learn how electron bifurcation works.
Big Help from Small Microbes: Electron Transfers to Produce Fuels and Fertilizer
The team at the BETCy Energy Frontier Research Center is learning how electron transfer processes drive energy-intensive reactions that produce
May 3, 2019
Pat Dehmer shared insights on the Office of Science user facilities with students at the 2019 National Science Bowl®.
Dehmer Advises NSB Students: "Think Big and Throw Long"
Pat Dehmer shared insights on the Office of Science user facilities with students at the 2019 National Science Bowl®.
April 23, 2019
The close-knit CHWM team develops the chemistry necessary to create materials that trap troublemakers from Cold War nuclear wastes.
Outside the Box Thinking for Unusual Nuclear Wastes
A diverse, collaborative group at the CHWM Energy Frontier Research Center provides answers about what it takes to store a highly radioactive subset
April 22, 2019
Department of Energy to Provide $7.5 Million for Nuclear Data Research
Funding: Department of Energy to Provide $7.5 Million for Nuclear Data Research
Plan Involves Four Department Programs
April 19, 2019
The Albany High School team as they arrive at the 1993 national competition: (L-R) Zach Teitler, Ilkay Can, Michael Wang, Ben Rudiak-Gould, and Matthew Siebert.
Champions in Science: Profile of Ilkay Can, National Science Bowl® Champion (1993)
For the run-up to the 2019 National Science Bowl® Finals, April 25 to April 29, 2019, this is one in a series of profiles on previous NSB competitors.
April 16, 2019
This illustration shows snapshots of the light-triggered transition of the ring-shaped 1,3-cyclohexadiene (CHD) molecule (background) to its stretched-out 1,3,5-hexatriene (HT) form (foreground).
SLAC's High-speed 'Electron Camera' Films Molecular Movie in HD
First direct look at how atoms move when a ring-shaped molecule breaks apart could boost our understanding of fundamental processes of life.