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.

Southern Research first to win accreditation under ISO 14034

Southern Research has become the first organization in the United States to earn accreditation under ISO 14034, a new international standard for evaluating and verifying environmental technologies that was recently adopted by the American National Standards Institute.

Kawtar Hafidi to head Physical Sciences and Engineering directorate at Argonne

Physicist Kawtar Hafidi has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director, Physical Sciences and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.

Argonne researchers honored by Energy Secretary's awards program

A select group of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory was recently recognized for their contributions to infrastructure security and nuclear nonproliferation at the Secretary's Honor Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on August 29.

PPPL's Sam Cohen earns award at meeting of U.S. government-funded laboratories hosted by PPPL

PPPL physicist Sam Cohen and a local company win a Federal Laboratory Consortium award for a rocket propulsion technology.

ORNL researchers advance quantum computing, science through six DOE awards

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the recipient of six awards from DOE's Office of Science aimed at accelerating quantum information science (QIS), a burgeoning field of research increasingly seen as vital to scientific innovation and national security. The awards, which represent three Office of Science programs, were made in conjunction with the White House Summit on Advancing American Leadership in QIS and will leverage and strengthen ORNL's established programs in quantum information processing and quantum computing.

Innovating Our Energy Future

Energy innovations like wind, wave, and solar power, bio-fuels, and small modular reactors have the potential to change the world. Discover how Oregon State and NuScale Power are working to take these innovations from lab to market. Lecture is free and open to the public. Registration requested: engineering.oregonstate.edu/lecture

PNNL and LanzaTech team to make new jet fuel

Carbon-rich pollution converted to a jet fuel will power a commercial flight for the first time today. The Virgin Atlantic Airlines' flight from Orlando to London using a Boeing 747 will usher in a new era for low-carbon aviation that has been years in the making. Through a combination of chemistry, biotechnology, engineering and catalysis, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its industrial partner LanzaTech have shown the world that carbon can be recycled and used for commercial flight.

DOE's Energy Storage Summit convenes at SLAC

Nearly 300 representatives from industry, the Department of Energy, DOE national laboratories and the investment sector gathered to discuss energy storage innovation at the inaugural Department of Energy InnovationXLab Summit Sept.18-19 at DOE's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

WVU Advances Technology and Transparency to Shale Gas in New MSEEL Site

Improving shale energy productivity and reducing the environmental footprint of the natural gas industry are the goals of a West Virginia University partnership at a second Marcellus Shale Energy and Environmental Lab to be located in western Monongalia County.