ORNL-Developed Building Efficiency Software Now Available

A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match measured data is now available as an open source code. The Autotune code is available on GitHub.

Four Brookhaven Lab Projects Selected as R&D 100 Award Finalists

Four Brookhaven National Laboratory projects have been selected as finalists for the 2015 R&D 100 awards, which honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by R&D Magazine.

World's Most Powerful Digital Camera Sees Construction Green Light

The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera - the world's largest - at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Assembled at the DOE's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the camera will be the eye of LSST, revealing unprecedented details of the universe and helping unravel some of its greatest mysteries.

PNNL to Tackle Future Grid Challenges Through New Facility, Capabilities

PNNL researchers and industry are now better equipped to tackle top challenges in grid modernization and buildings efficiency with the opening this week of the new Systems Engineering Building. The facility links real-time grid data, software platforms, specialized laboratories and advanced computing resources for the design and demonstration of new tools to modernize the grid and increase buildings energy efficiency.

The Critical Second: CMI's Second Year Doubles Research Milestones

The U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute, led by Ames Laboratory, has more than doubled its research accomplishments in its second year, bringing the total number of invention disclosures to 34.

Argonne and Mississippi State University Collaborating on Energy Storage Technologies

Argonne National Laboratory and Mississippi State University (MSU) are collaborating to develop new technologies that address next-generation energy storage challenges. New discoveries could enhance the load-balancing capabilities of the electric grid in the Southeast region.

Critical Materials Institute Rare-Earth Recycling Invention Licensed to U.S Rare Earths

A new technology that aids in the recycling, recovery and extraction of rare earth minerals has been licensed to U.S. Rare Earths, Inc.

ALCF Selects Projects for Theta Early Science Program

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has selected six projects for its Theta Early Science Program (ESP), a collaborative effort designed to help prepare scientific applications for the architecture and scale of the new supercomputer.

New Pilot Helps Small Businesses Tap ORNL Expertise

Small companies in the advanced manufacturing, transportation and building sectors have a new opportunity to partner with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Frontiers in Neuroscience

Members of the media are invited to a forum on Capitol Hill this Thursday, July 16th as we explore the the Frontiers in Neuroscience and the U.S. organizations capable of leading the way.

PPPL Engineer Chuck Kessel Wins 2015 Fusion Technology Award

PPPL Engineer Chuck Kessel wins IEEE Fusion Technology Award.

Argonne Working with Ford and FCA US to Study Dual-Fuel Vehicles

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are partnering with industry to study side-by-side use of gasoline and natural gas in vehicle engines, which could lead to more efficient engines.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Help Small "Green" Businesses

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is named a lead laboratory for new DOE Pilot designed to give small clean energy firms more technology assistance from DOE labs.

Energy Secretary Moniz to Bestow Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards on July 23rd

On July 23, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will confer the 2014 E.O. Lawrence Award on nine distinguished scientists who are being recognized for their exceptional contributions in research and development in support of the Department of Energy. The ceremony will take place at 4pm in the Main Auditorium of DOE Headquarters.

ORNL Researchers Dudney, Love, Radford Named Corporate Fellows

Nancy J. Dudney, Lonnie J. Love and David C. Radford have been named Corporate Fellows at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Corporate Fellow designation recognizes the researchers' significant accomplishments and continuing leadership in their scientific, engineering and technological fields.

ALCC Program Announces 24 Projects at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy's ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 24 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

ORNL Invites Companies to Connect with the Lab at 'Explore ORNL'

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open its doors July 14-15 for its "Explore ORNL" conference designed to introduce the region's business community to the lab's world-class R&D facilities and expertise.

President Obama Honors Claudio Pellegrini with Enrico Fermi Award

Claudio Pellegrini, a visiting scientist and consulting professor at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, will receive the 2014 Enrico Fermi Award for his role in laying the scientific groundwork for the X-ray free-electron laser.

ORNL, Hyundai Motor Collaborating Through New R&D Agreement

Hyundai Motor Company and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an agreement intended to strengthen the automaker's U.S. research and development portfolio.

President Obama Names Scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award Recipients

The Fermi Award honors the memory of Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi, the first scientist to achieve a nuclear chain reaction and a pioneer in the field of nuclear and particle physics. The award has been presented to outstanding scientists since 1956. It is given for distinguished achievement, leadership, and service related to all basic and applied research, science, and technology supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs.

Argonne and Arizona State University Sign Five-Year Agreement

The Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory recently signed an agreement with Arizona State University that will facilitate a broad portfolio of research shared between the two institutions.

The Future of Energy Looks Bright at Berkeley Lab

The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), renamed to Chu Hall, opened today at Berkeley Lab. It will house laboratories and offices devoted to photovoltaic and electro-chemical solar energy systems designed to improve on what plants do and make transportation fuels. The building houses the lab's programs in the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute. The three-story, nearly 40,000 square-foot, building cost $59 million will house approximately 100 researchers and was named after former Berkeley Lab Director Steven Chu, who went on to become U.S. Energy Secretary.

Five DOE Award Winners Pursuing Ph.D. Research at PNNL

Five graduate students who have won DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) awards to supplement part of their Ph.D. thesis will conduct their research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2015.

University of Oklahoma Professor Named Recipient of Prestigious Department of Energy Lawrence Award

Professor Jizhong Zhou will receive the U.S Department of Energy's highest scientific award from U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year.

Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

Energy Secretary Moniz announced nine exceptional U.S. scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department's science, energy and national security missions.