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March 26, 2015

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4:00 AM | The Dawn of DUNE
The neutrino experiment formerly known as LBNE has transformed. Since January, its collaboration has gained about 50 new member institutions, elected two new spokespersons and chosen a new name: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE.
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4:00 AM | Researchers Use Mira to Peer Inside High-temperature Superconductors
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to shed light on the mysterious nature of high-temperature superconductors.

March 25, 2015

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4:00 AM | A Tale of Two Colliders, One Thesis, Two Awards—and a Physics Mystery
Results from two complementary colliders provide fodder for one double-award-winning Ph.D. thesis and an intriguing physics puzzle.

March 24, 2015

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10:18 AM | India achieved only 1.4% ethanol blending this fiscal year
Problems between sugar mill owners and oil marketing companies have resulted in only 1.4% ethanol blending through february this fiscal year which is way less than the blending target of 5% and lesser than the last year’s achieved blending level of 2%.The National Policy on Biofuels of India identifies the sugar cane molasses as the feedstock suitable under Indian conditions for ethanol production for blending purpose and that makes the sugarcane mills as the biggest […]
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4:00 AM | Does Death Stalk the Forest?
New research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that the problem in predicting how forests age may lie in the forest models, not the trees.

March 23, 2015

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3:57 PM | Tesla Introduces Whole-Home Batteries
It’s easy to imagine your clock, cell phone, or cordless screwdriver running on a battery, but how about your whole house? Elon Musk’s innovative company Tesla Motors, maker of the popular line of electric vehicles, announced recently, that it will … Continue reading →
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4:00 AM | Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase ‘Superfacility’ Concept
A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with supercomputing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory via the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics research that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process.
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4:00 AM | Experiment Provides the Best Look Yet at 'Warm Dense Matter' at Cores of Giant Planets
In an experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists precisely measured the temperature and structure of aluminum as it transitions into a superhot, highly compressed concoction known as “warm dense matter.”

March 22, 2015

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6:09 AM | China complets its biofuel powered first commercial flight
China’s first commercial flight powered with biofuel was successfully completed yesterday between Shanghai and Beijing. The privately owned Hainan Airlines flight used biofuel made up from used cooking oil collected from the restaurants. The biofuel was supplied by China National Aviation fuel company and energy giant Sinopec. It was a Boeing 737 plane which used 50% biofuel blended in conventional jet fuel and carried more than 100 passengers to their destination. Read more at: […]

March 20, 2015

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4:00 AM | Modeling How Cells Move Together Could Inspire Self-healing Materials
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory modeled the motion of cells moving together which may help scientists design new technologies inspired by nature, such as self-healing materials in batteries and other devices.
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4:00 AM | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Build New Chemistry Facility
A contract was awarded to DGR*Grant Construction of Richland today to build a new chemistry laboratory building at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

March 19, 2015

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9:56 AM | Envisioning a better global future: An inside view from the World in 2050 launch meeting
Guest post by Joost Vervoort, of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Vervoort, a science-to-policy expert, works closely with IIASA researchers in the Ecosystems Services and Management Program. Continue reading →
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4:00 AM | Rare-earth Innovation to Improve Nylon Manufacturing
The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Labratory, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon.
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4:00 AM | Computer Sims: In Climatic Tug of War, Carbon Released From Thawing Permafrost Wins Handily
According to new computer simulations conducted by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there will be a lot more carbon released from thawing permafrost than the amount taken in by more Arctic vegetation.
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4:00 AM | Scientists Watch Quantum Dots 'Breathe' in Response to Stress
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory watched nanoscale semiconductor crystals expand and shrink in response to powerful pulses of laser light which could aid in the design of new materials.
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4:00 AM | Graphene ‘Gateway’ Discovery Opens Possibilities for Improved Energy Technologies
Selective molecular membrane was discovered by a collaboration of scientists at ORNL’s Fluid Reactions, Structures and Transport Energy Frontier Research Center, including researchers at Northwestern, Penn State and the University of Minnesota.

March 18, 2015

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4:00 AM | Experiments Combine to Find Mass of Higgs
The CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider joined forces to make the most precise measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson yet.
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4:00 AM | The Cost of Limiting Global Warming
Study at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory finds real-world choices affect cost of emissions reduction, and shift them from emerging to industrialized countries.

March 17, 2015

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4:00 AM | The Jaw-Dropping Jumping Droplet Generator
A team of researchers at the Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC) has discovered an unexpected way to convert thermal energy, or heat, into electricity.
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4:00 AM | Lighting a Star and Controlling Its Bursts
Scientists at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics make breakthrough in understanding how to control intense heat bursts in fusion experiments.

March 16, 2015

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4:00 AM | Probing the Early Stages of DNA “Photocopying”
An intricate three-dimensional model of the complex protein that helps prepare DNA for duplication is the result of research at three U.S. Department of Energy x-ray light sources, including the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.

March 13, 2015

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4:00 AM | Electricity Needs Water: A State-by-State Assessment
To understand the increasing water requirements by U.S. electric power producers, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory employed a computational model to estimate the state-by-state need through 2095.
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4:00 AM | Study Proposes New Way to Measure Superconducting Fluctuations
A study published last month by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides theoretical evidence for a new effect that may lead to a way of measuring the exact temperature at which superconductivity kicks in and shed light on the poorly understood properties of superconducting materials above this temperature.
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4:00 AM | Atomic Layer Deposition: Precise Control Smaller Than the Eye Can See
Scientists at several of DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers are creating coatings for energy generation and storage by building materials one atomic layer at a time.

March 12, 2015

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4:00 AM | Researchers Get Warmer in Understanding High-Temperature Superconductors
First ab initio computational experiment of copper oxide performed at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility moves scientists closer to understanding mysterious properties of cuprate superconductors.
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4:00 AM | The Proof is in the Pores
Researchers at several of DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers are studying metal-organic frameworks – porous materials with unique chemical and physical properties – to open new channels for energy science.

March 11, 2015

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4:00 AM | New 2-Color X-ray Laser Technique Could Reveal Atomic Detail of Medically Important Proteins
A unique X-ray laser innovation developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory produced a new way to study ultrafast processes in biology, materials, chemistry, and other fields.
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4:00 AM | Dr. Steven Ashby Named Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ashby has served as PNNL's Deputy Director for Science and Technology since 2008 and was selected following a highly competitive national search.

March 10, 2015

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4:00 AM | The Climate is Starting to Change Faster
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) discovered the speed with which temperatures change will continue to increase over the next several decades, intensifying the impacts of climate change.
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4:00 AM | Biofuel Proteomics: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Use Proteomics to Profile Switchgrass
In a study led by Benjamin Schwessinger, a grass geneticist with JBEI’s Feedstocks Division, researchers used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising of all the fuel crop candidates.
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