Jefferson Lab Becomes an Intel(r) Parallel Computing Center and Deploys Newest Parallel Computing Cluster

Work on computing the behaviors of the smallest bits of matter in the universe at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has just gotten a nod from Intel(r), as the laboratory becomes the newest Intel(r) Parallel Computing Center. Jefferson Lab has also just installed its newest parallel computing cluster, featuring Intel(r) architecture, which is set to go into production in October.

Samsung Licenses ORNL Transparent Superhydrophobic Glass Coatings for Electronic Devices

Samsung Electronics has exclusively licensed optically clear superhydrophobic film technology from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to improve the performance of glass displays on smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.

Greenwood Resources Licenses ORNL Invention to Boost Biofuel Yield

GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels.

ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source Marks Decade, Honors Pioneers Shull, Wollan

The Spallation Neutron Source marks a decade as a leading neutron science facility today at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Argonne Appoints New Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today the appointment of Jeffrey L. Binder to the position of Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security (EGS).

ORNL Launches New Accelerator for Energy Tech Entrepreneurs

The nation's top innovators will soon have the opportunity to advance their promising energy technology ideas at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a new program called Innovation Crossroads. Up to five entrepreneurs will receive a fellowship that covers living costs, benefits and a travel stipend for up to two years, plus up to $350,000 to use on collaborative research and development at ORNL. The first cohort is expected to start the program in early 2017.

Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) meeting: September 20-21, 2016

The Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC), established on August 12, 1999, provides valuable, independent advice to the Department of Energy on a variety of complex scientific and technical issues related to its Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.

Makoto Hashimoto Receives Lytle Award for Contributions to High-temperature Superconductor Research

Makoto Hashimoto, a staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), has received the Farrel W. Lytle Award for his technical and scientific contributions to a research program that has produced new insights about high-temperature superconductors - materials that conduct electricity perfectly with no resistance at temperatures significantly higher than conventional superconductors.

Ames Laboratory's Frederic Perras Awarded Banting Fellowship

Frederic Perras, a post-doctoral researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has been awarded a Banting Fellowship by the Government of Canada and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Wanted: Undergraduate Women Interested in Physics for January Conference

Undergraduate women in physics and other STEM fields are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) Mid-Atlantic regional conference Jan. 13 to 15 at Princeton University. The conference will focus on workshops aimed at providing tools to encourage women to remain in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The application deadline is Oct. 14.

SLAC to Play Key Role in $30 Million DOE Effort to Improve Solar Module Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the launch of the Durable Module Materials National Lab Consortium, or DuraMat, which is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of new, high-performance materials for photovoltaic (PV) modules to lower the cost of electricity generated by solar power while increasing the lifetime of modules in the field. Led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), it includes SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as partners from academia and industry. The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the launch of the Durable Module Materials National Lab Consortium, or DuraMat, which is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of new, high-performance materials for photovoltaic (PV) modules to lower the cost of electricity generated by solar power while increasing the lifetime of modules in the field. Led by the National Renewable Energy La

Berkeley Lab Awarded DOE Grants for Greener Buildings

Berkeley Lab has been awarded more than $4 million by the Department of Energy (DOE) to undertake three projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which account for more than 40 percent of the country's energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

10 New Projects to be Supported Under Joint DOE User Facility Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) have accepted 10 projects for their joint "Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science" (FICUS) initiative. The accepted proposals will begin on October 1, 2016.

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Announces $39.8 million in First-Round Application Development Awards

The Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced its first round of funding with the selection of 15 application development proposals for full funding and seven proposals for seed funding, representing teams from 45 research and academic organizations.

ORNL Receives Exascale Computing Project Awards to Develop Next-Gen Applications

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received funding from DOE's Exascale Computing Project to develop applications for future exascale systems that will be 50 to 100 times more powerful than today's fastest supercomputers.

ORNL Licenses Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Process to Momentum Technologies

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for an ORNL process designed to recover rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives.

Yijin Liu Receives 2016 Spicer Award for Substantial Research Contributions Using X-Ray Microscopy

Yijin Liu is the winner of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource's (SSRL) 2016 William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award. The award is given each year to early-career X-ray scientists who perform research at SSRL, a DOE Office of Science user facility at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

3D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be evaluated at The Boeing Company, has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(tm).

Energy Department Awards Five New Argonne-Business Collaborations

The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot.

Aleksandra Vojvodic Named MIT Tech Review Innovator Under 35

Aleksandra Vojvodic has been named one of MIT Technology Review's 2016 Innovators Under 35, which honors exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. A staff scientist at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, she has spent the past six years working at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, where she uses theory and computation to help design better catalysts for reactions that generate and store clean energy.

PNNL Helping Make Hydropower Cheaper, More Fish-Friendly

Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL's upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations' so-called Salmon Cannon.

Eight Small Businesses Awarded Vouchers to Work with Berkeley Lab on Clean Energy Technologies

Eight small businesses have been awarded vouchers to work with the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.

ORNL Collaborates with Six Small Businesses on Clean Energy Tech

Six small companies will tap the expertise of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move their manufacturing, fuel cell, geothermal and vehicle technologies closer to the marketplace.

Jefferson Lab 2015 Thesis Prize Awarded for Research on Interacting Protons and Neutrons

Or Hen has been awarded the 2015 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize for the thesis he wrote about his research on how protons and neutrons interact inside the nucleus of the atom at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers.