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.

Dawson Award Recognizes SLAC X-Ray Laser Experiment That Probed 3.6-Million-Degree Matter

Eight scientists have shared the 2015 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research for an experiment that used the world's most powerful X-ray laser to create and probe 3.6-million-degree matter in a controlled way for the first time.

PPPL Physicists Win Torkil Jensen Award to Conduct Key Experiments on DIII-D

PPPL physicists win Torkil Jensen Award to conduct key experiments on DIII-D

Six PNNL Scientists Among Select Group of Highly Cited Authors

Six scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are included in a new analysis of scientists whose work is cited most often by their peers. Their research is in disciplines where PNNL is highly regarded internationally - climate science, energy storage, materials science, and chemistry.

Enlisting Distributed Energy Devices to Balance the Power Grid

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its partners are developing a unique way to balance the increasingly complex power grid: an incentive-based coordination and control system for distributed energy devices such as rooftop solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles.

Mr. Rare Earth Easing Into Retirement

When Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. began work on his Ph.D. at Iowa State University and hired on as an Ames Laboratory graduate researcher in metallurgy, Dwight Eisenhower was serving his first term in the White House. Now, more than six decades later, Gschneidner is formally retiring effective Jan. 5, 2016 after a distinguished career that led him to become internationally recognized as Mr. Rare Earth.

Need Rare-Earths Know-How? The Critical Materials Institute Offers Lower-Cost Access to Experts and Research

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation, is looking to strengthen its network of industrial, commercial, educational and government partners through a newly revamped and lower-cost affiliate membership program.