DOE funding advances project to turn captured CO2 into key chemicals

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Southern Research for an award of up to $1.5 million to advance technology for carbon dioxide utilization.

Sierra Reaches Higher Altitudes, Takes Number Two Spot on List of Fastest Supercomputers

Sierra, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's newest supercomputer, rose to second place on the list of the world's fastest computing systems, TOP500 List representatives announced Monday at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis conference (SC18) in Dallas.

Green energy: Wind energy agreement will provide savings, 50 percent of electricity needs for Kansas State University Manhattan campus

Kansas State University has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to provide approximately 50 percent of the energy needs for the university's main Manhattan campus from a wind farm in Nemaha County and save the university nearly $200,000 annually.

INCITE grants awarded to 62 computational research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy announced new projects for 2019 through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program.

Argonne's Raj Kettimuthu Named ACM Distinguished Member

Argonne computer scientist Raj Kettimuthu recently was named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery for his development of tools to analyze and enhance end-to-end data transfer performance.

Jefferson Lab-Affiliated Researchers Honored as APS Fellows

The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility now has a few more fellows on campus. The American Physical Society, a professional membership society that works on behalf of the physics community, recently announced its list of 2018 fellowships.

Jefferson Lab Receives DOE Award for Energy Efficient Upgrade

On Oct. 23, a team from the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility was honored at the 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Ceremony for upgrades made to the lab's data center, ultimately improving its energy efficiency.

Free Science Events and Educational Opportunities Expected to Draw Thousands

The Plasma Sciences Expo--planned as the biggest celebration of plasma physics in the country--presents teachers, students and the public with a free opportunity to explore what scientists call "the fourth state of matter."

Triad National Security Takes the Helm at Los Alamos National Laboratory

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., November 1, 2018 -- Los Alamos National Laboratory begins operations today under a new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA awarded the M&O contract to Triad on June 8, 2018.

Texas McCombs Master of Science Programs in Finance, Marketing and Energy Receive STEM Certification

Several programs within the McCombs School of Business have received STEM designation.

Brookhaven Lab Launches "PubSci Playback" Podcast

Brookhaven National Laboratory has launched a podcast based on its live science cafe and conversation series, PubSci. Since 2014, PubSci has been offering the public a chance to see a more casual side of the groundbreaking science happening every day at Brookhaven Lab.

SLAC joins new LaserNetUS network to boost high-intensity laser research

The Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has joined a new research network called LaserNetUS that aims to boost access to high-intensity laser facilities at labs and universities across the country, including the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) laser facility at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).

Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA's Sierra, world's third fastest supercomputer

The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and its industry partners today officially unveiled Sierra, one of the world's fastest supercomputers, at a dedication ceremony to celebrate the system's completion.

Quantum Network to Test Unhackable Communications

Scientists are creating a network in the Chicago area that taps the principles of quantum physics to send information. Such a link could one day form the basis for a truly secure network, which would have wide-ranging impact on communications, computing and national security. Stretching between Argonne and Fermi national laboratories, the connection will "teleport" information across 30 miles and is expected to be among the longest in the world to send secure information using quantum physics.

DOE to Issue Joint Solicitation for HPC Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative has announced it will issue its first joint solicitation in November for two of its pillar initiatives, the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) and the High Performance Computing for Materials Program (HPC4Mtls).

Physicist Takes Cues from Artificial Intelligence

In the world of computing, there's a groundswell of excitement for what is perceived as the impending revolution in artificial intelligence. Like the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the digital revolution in the 20th, the AI revolution is expected to change the way we live and work. Now, Cristiano Fanelli aims to bring the AI revolution to nuclear physics.

Engineering professor receives Department of Energy grant

New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan Niri has received a United States Department of Energy grant. This is a three-year award for $400,000 and is a collaboration with Arizona State University.

Argonne and Capstone receive funding to advance thermal energy storage technology

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Capstone Turbine Corp. have received $380,000 in DOE Technology Commercialization Funding to refine Argonne's high-efficiency, fast charging/discharging latent heat thermal energy storage system (TESS) for use in building applications and process/manufacturing industries.

AVS and AIP Publishing Expand Partnership to Launch AVS Quantum Science

AIP Publishing and AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing (AVS) today announced an agreement to publish AVS Quantum Science, a new online interdisciplinary journal. The announcement coincides with the AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition in Long Beach, California, from October 21-26, 2018.

Prototype Solar Energy, Battery Systems to Fuel Commercialization

Designing, building and testing prototype systems that show how renewable energy can power devices, such as a weather and soil sensor station, can help bridge the gap between basic science research and commercialization.

Argonne to Advance High Performance Computing in Manufacturing

Argonne awarded funding to partner with Industry to advance the use of high performance computing in manufacturing.

"Invisible Glass" Wins 2018 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials developed a technique for making nonreflecting glass, silicon, and plastic surfaces.

Missouri S&T researchers win multimillion dollar grant to build fast-charging stations for electric cars

Researchers from Missouri S&T and three private companies will combine their expertise to create charging stations for electric vehicles that could charge a car in less than 10 minutes - matching the time it takes to fill up a conventional vehicle with gasoline."The big problem with electric vehicles is range, and it's not so much range as range anxiety.

Making batteries store more energy, last longer

A new solid polymer electrolyte may help make cell phone batteries store more energy and last longer.

Three Brookhaven Lab Scientists Named Fellows of American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS), the world's largest physics organization, has elected three scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory as 2018 APS fellows.