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March 29, 2019
Champions in Science: Profile of Sam Elder, National Science Bowl® Champion (2007)
Champions in Science: Profile of Sam Elder, National Science Bowl® Champion (2007)
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.
March 27, 2019
Synergy for Storage: Containing Nuclear Waste for Thousands of Years
Synergy for Storage: Containing Nuclear Waste for Thousands of Years
The diverse team at the WastePD Energy Frontier Research Center is learning the secrets of storage materials to contain Cold War leftovers.
March 25, 2019
Neutrons Paint Atomic Portrait of Prototypical Cell Signaling Enzyme
Direct observations of the structure and catalytic mechanism of a prototypical kinase enzyme—protein kinase A or PKA—will provide researchers and drug
March 22, 2019
Optical "Tweezers" Combine with X-rays to Enable Analysis of Crystals in Liquids
Scientists have found a way to use “optical tweezers” by employing lasers, a mirror and a light modulator to anchor a crystal in solution.
March 20, 2019
Lighting the Way to Removing Radioactive Elements
Lighting the Way to Removing Radioactive Elements
The team at the CAST Energy Frontier Research Center is illuminating ways to separate elements, including the troublemaker americium. These separation
March 19, 2019
Engineering Living ‘Scaffolds’ for Building Materials
Berkeley Lab researchers take cues from nature to form living materials with unprecedented control and versatility.
March 15, 2019
Nature's Own Biorefinery
Common beetle's gut microbiome benefits forests, holds promise for bioenergy.
March 13, 2019
Jim Mather has a rather unusual job. He's director of DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility, a laboratory without walls, that gathers never-before-seen atmospheric data at sites around the world, including Alaska's North Slope.
Meet the Director: Jim Mather
Jim Mather is the director of DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility.
March 11, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $6 Million for Research on Quantum Information Science for Fusion Energy
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $6 Million for Research on Quantum Information Science for Fusion Energy
Research to Include Efforts in Quantum Computing, Quantum Sensing, and Novel Quantum Materials
March 8, 2019
Taming the Chameleon Element Takes a Dream Team of Experts
Taming the Chameleon Element Takes a Dream Team of Experts
An intense, diverse group at the IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center is providing answers around aluminum and other troublemakers in waste from
March 5, 2019
Meet the Director: Nigel Mouncey
Meet the Director: Nigel Mouncey
As the director of the Joint Genome Institute, Mouncey and his facility make it possible for users to explore an array of genetic information.
February 22, 2019
Correlated Nucleons May Solve 35-Year-Old Mystery
Guided by data from new high-precision measurements, physicists develop a universal function that suggests that proton-neutron pairs in the nucleus ma
February 21, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy to Provide $4 Million for Research on Matter in Extreme Conditions
Funding: Department of Energy to Provide $4 Million for Research on Matter in Extreme Conditions
Research Will Make Use of University and National Laboratory Laser Facilities
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
Berkeley Lab researchers uncover insights into superconductivity, leading potentially to more efficient power transmission.
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