ORNL Hosts Southeast Bioenergy Meeting, Study Tour

Researchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Major Upgrade Will Boost Power of World's Brightest X-ray Laser

Construction begins today on a major upgrade to a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The project will add a second X-ray laser beam that's 10,000 times brighter, on average, than the first one and fires 8,000 times faster, up to a million pulses per second.

Charles Black Named Director of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Charles (Chuck) Black, group leader for Electronic Nanomaterials at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility located at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named CFN Director, effective March 25, 2016.

NMSU Undergrad Tackles 3D Particle Scattering Animations After Receiving JSA Research Assistantship

Waverly Gorman didn't always want to study physics. She began her college career as a mechanical engineering major. Then she took a class on quantum mechanics, and she was hooked. Now, the 21-year-old New Mexico State University junior is the latest recipient of the Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship (MFURA) at Jefferson Lab.

ORNL Seeking U.S. Manufacturers to License Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Process

Researchers have demonstrated a production method they estimate will reduce the cost of carbon fiber as much as 50 percent and the energy used in its production by more than 60 percent.

PPPL's Annual Young Women's Conference is March 18

An advance look at PPPL's Young Women's Conference in STEM March 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Princeton University's Frick Chemistry Laboratory.

Brookhaven Lab Named an NVIDIA GPU Research Center

UPTON, NY-- The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has been named a 2016 GPU Research Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing. GPU Research Centers are institutions that embrace and use graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated computing across multiple research fields, and are at the forefront of some of the world's most innovative scientific research.

DOE-funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention Disclosure

Three U.S. Department of Energy-funded research centers - the BioEnergy Science Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University), and the Joint BioEnergy Institute (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) - are making progress on a shared mission to develop technologies that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace, reporting today the disclosure of their 500th invention.

PPPL Inventors Win Award for Device That Creates Medical Isotope Vital for Diagnosing Diseases

PPPL inventors won an award for their invention of an on-demand method to create a badly needed isotope used routinely in medical imaging for diagnosis.

Ames Laboratory Will Lead New Consortium to Research Caloric Materials, Advance Refrigeration Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory will be the home of a new research consortium for the discovery and development of more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration technologies, sponsored by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

Lynbrook Wins Second Straight SLAC Regional Science Bowl

At the annual SLAC Regional DOE Science Bowl on Saturday, Lynbrook High School pulled off a repeat performance of their 2015 win, earning a return trip to the National Science Bowl, which will be held in Washington, D.C., April 28 - May 2.

International Panel, Including SLAC Scientists, to Discuss the Search for Dark Matter at AAAS 2016

Researchers from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will take part in a discussion of the global hunt for dark matter at this year's AAAS Annual Meeting, to be held Feb. 11-15 in Washington, D.C.

PNNL Appoints Two Scientists to Head Fundamental Science Directorates

Allison Campbell and Louis Terminello have been selected as the inaugural associate laboratory directors of two recently created science directorates at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Hyperion Cyber Security Tech Receives Commercialization Award

The commercial licensing of a cyber security technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) as a top example of moving technology to the marketplace.

Four Brookhaven Lab Researchers Elected as 2015 American Physical Society Fellows

The American Physical Society (APS), the world's largest physics organization, has named four researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory as 2015 APS Fellows.

PNNL Moves Cybersecurity Software and a Novel Disinfecting System Beyond the Lab

Software that helps cybersecurity analysts prevent hacks and a microbial disinfecting system that kills with an activated salt spray are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully commercialized with the help of business partners. The Federal Laboratory Consortium has honored the two teams with 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer awards.

Realistic Data Needed to Evolve the 21st Century Power Grid

PNNL is helping to create open-access power grid datasets for use in testing new grid technologies.

Moore Foundation Funds Berkeley Lab for Next-Generation Accelerators

Berkeley Lab researchers will receive $2.4 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop compact free electron lasers that will serve as powerful, affordable x-ray sources for scientific discovery. This new technology could lead to portable and high-contrast x-ray imaging to observe chemical reactions, visualize the flow of electrons, or watch biological processes unfold.

ORNL Supports New Projects to Develop Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support two new DOE-funded projects to explore, develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor technologies.

Argonne to lead 8 DOE Grid Modernization Projects

Argonne will receive about $19 million in funding and will lead eight projects as part of the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) announced earlier today by DOE. Argonne will participate as a partner in 23 other GMLC projects.

ORNL, SCIEX Sign License Agreement for Analytical Chemistry Tech

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2016 -- The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SCIEX of Framingham, Mass., have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of analytic chemistry equipment.

Brookhaven Lab Expands Computational Science Initiative

Building on its capabilities in data-intensive science, the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has expanded its Computational Science Initiative.

Barbara Chapman Named Head of Brookhaven Lab's Computer Science and Mathematics Group

Barbara Chapman, a leading researcher in programming languages, programming models, and compilers, has been named head of the Computer Science and Mathematics Group under the new Computational Science Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory

SLAC's Stanley Brodsky Shares Pomeranchuk Prize for Theoretical Physics

Stan Brodsky, a professor of particle physics and astrophysics at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has received the 2015 Pomeranchuk Prize from the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP) in Moscow, Russia. He shares the award with Russian physicist Victor Fadin.

Four Ames Laboratory Physicists Named "Highly Cited" by Thomson Reuters

Four Ames Laboratory physicists -- Paul Canfield, Sergey Bud'ko, Thomas Koschny, and Costas Soukoulis -- were recently named to Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2015.