February 10, 2015

5:00 AM | Flipping the Switch
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are collaborating with industry to develop a high-performance material that nearly doubles the performance of traditional insulators without a high cost premium.
5:00 AM | New Design Tool for Metamaterials
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have shown, using a recent theory for nonlinear light scattering when light passes through nanostructures, that it is possible to predict the nonlinear optical properties of metamaterials.
5:00 AM | Targeting Tumors with Particle Beams
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are each announcing the selection of several new research awards to advance particle beam therapies for the treatment of cancer.

February 09, 2015

9:00 AM | A futuristic view of farming
Precision farming, cultured meat, and genetic modification. Which technologies make the most sense for future agriculture? Continue reading →
5:00 AM | Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: High Energy Physics (HEP), Nuclear Physics (NP), and Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
The High Energy Physics (HEP) program strives to advance our understanding of how the universe works at its most fundamental level. The mission of the Nuclear Physics (NP) program is to discover, explore, and understand all forms of nuclear matter. The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program advances the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and builds the scientific foundations needed to develop a fusion energy source.

February 06, 2015

5:00 AM | Direct Measurement of Key Molecule Will Increase Accuracy of Combustion Models
Sandia National Laboratories researchers are the first to directly measure hydroperoxyalkyl radicals — a class of reactive molecules denoted as “QOOH” — that are key in the chain of reactions that controls the early stages of combustion.
5:00 AM | Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates the World’s Brightest Synchrotron Light Source
NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Lab will accelerate unprecedented advances in energy, environmental science, and medicine.

February 05, 2015

1:46 PM | Algal Species with Potential use as Biofuel Feedstock Discovered
Scientists have recently discovered two endemic and bloom- forming algal species with potential use as biofuel feedstock off the west cost of  India. Ulva paschima Bast and Cladophora goensis Bast, as they have been named, have excellent carbon capture properties and can be used as biofuel feedstock as well. Dr Felix Bast and his team of two students from the Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda, Mr Satej Bhushan and Mr. Aijaz Ahmad John are the masterminds behind this […]
5:00 AM | Record Keeping Helps Bacteria’s Immune System Fight Invaders
Two experiments undertaken at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory provide new insight at the heart of bacterial adaptive defenses in a system called CRISPR, short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat.
5:00 AM | Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
The Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program advances world-class biological and environmental research programs and scientific user facilities to support DOE’s energy, environment, and basic research missions.

February 04, 2015

1:58 PM | How can research help achieve resilience?
How can research help achieve resilience? Research Scholar Elisabeth Suwandschieff blogs about the highlights from the 4th Viennese Talks on Resilience. Continue reading →
5:00 AM | Rediscovering Spontaneous Light Emission
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nano-sized optical antenna that can greatly enhance the spontaneous emission of light from atoms, molecules and semiconductor quantum dots.
5:00 AM | Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
Basic Energy Sciences (BES) supports fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic and molecular levels in order to provide the foundations for new energy technologies and to support DOE missions in energy, environment, and national security.
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