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    Solar Turbines, Inc. Selects Penn State to Establish Center of Excellence in Gas Turbines

    Solar Turbines, Inc. Selects Penn State to Establish Center of Excellence in Gas Turbines

    After completing an extensive evaluation of institutions of higher learning in the United States and Europe, Solar Turbines Incorporated has chosen Penn State as a university partner to establish a center of excellence in gas turbines. The center involves numerous faculty across Penn State's College of Engineering.

    ORNL Facility Receives American Nuclear Society's Historic Landmark Designation

    ORNL Facility Receives American Nuclear Society's Historic Landmark Designation

    The American Nuclear Society has designated the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory an ANS Nuclear Historic Landmark, recognizing more than 50 years of isotope production and nuclear fuel cycle research.

    Steven Cowley named director of DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Steven Cowley named director of DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, has been named director of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), effective July 1.

    Scientists Turn X-ray Laser Into World's Fastest Water Heater

    Scientists Turn X-ray Laser Into World's Fastest Water Heater

    Scientists have used a powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to heat water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a tenth of a picosecond, or millionth of a millionth of a second.

    PNNL Part of a New National Center for Near-Atomic Resolution of Biological Molecules

    PNNL Part of a New National Center for Near-Atomic Resolution of Biological Molecules

    A collaboration between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oregon Health & Science University has been chosen as a national center for a Nobel Prize-winning method of imaging, cryo-electron microscopy, that is revolutionizing structural biology.

    SLAC Will Open One of Three NIH National Service Centers for Cryo-Electron Microscopy

    SLAC Will Open One of Three NIH National Service Centers for Cryo-Electron Microscopy

    The National Institutes of Health announced today that it will establish a national service and training center for cryogenic electron microscopy research at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

    Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize

    Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize

    The Planck Team--including researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) Computational Research and Physics divisions--have been awarded the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize.

    PPPL Physicists to Create New X-Ray Diagnostics for the WEST Fusion Device in France

    PPPL Physicists to Create New X-Ray Diagnostics for the WEST Fusion Device in France

    A team of PPPL scientists has won a DOE Office of Science award to develop new X-ray diagnostics for WEST -- the Tungsten (W) Environment in Steady-state Tokamak -- in Cadarache, France.

    Construction Begins on One of the World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

    Construction Begins on One of the World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

    The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Science Foundation have approved funding and start of construction for the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment, which will begin in the early 2020s to hunt for light dark matter particles. DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is playing a major role in building this new experiment, which is hosted at SNOLAB in Canada and managed by DOE's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

    Construction Begins on One of the World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

    Construction Begins on One of the World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

    The U.S. Department of Energy has approved funding and start of construction for the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment, which will begin operations in the early 2020s to hunt for hypothetical dark matter particles called weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs. The experiment will be at least 50 times more sensitive than its predecessor, exploring WIMP properties that can't be probed by other experiments and giving researchers a powerful new tool to understand one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.

    Argonne Scientist Wins International Award for Magnetism Research

    Argonne Scientist Wins International Award for Magnetism Research

    Samuel Bader, a longtime materials scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, is one of three researchers to earn the 2018 prestigious Magnetism Award and Neel Medal of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

    Brookhaven Lab's Matthew Sfeir Named a Battelle "Inventor of the Year"

    Brookhaven Lab's Matthew Sfeir Named a Battelle "Inventor of the Year"

    Matthew Sfeir--a chemical physicist at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials--is being recognized for his research to develop enabling technologies for next-generation electronic devices, particularly in the areas of thin-film optics and solar cells.

    Students from Massachusetts and Washington Win DOE's 28th National Science Bowl(r)

    Students from Massachusetts and Washington Win DOE's 28th National Science Bowl(r)

    Students from Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts, won the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl(r) (NSB) today in Washington, D.C. In the middle school competition, students from Odle Middle School in Bellevue, Washington, took home first place.

    Department of Energy to Invest $30 Million in Quantum Science Initiative

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest up to $30 million over the next three years in Quantum Information Science (QIS).

    ACM's Software System Award Honors Project Jupyter Team

    ACM's Software System Award Honors Project Jupyter Team

    The Project Jupyter team has been honored with an ACM Software System Award for developing a tool that has had a lasting influence on computing. Project Jupyter evolved from IPython, an effort pioneered by Fernando Perez, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division.

    U of C Student Receives 2018 Rosalind Franklin Investigator Award

    U of C Student Receives 2018 Rosalind Franklin Investigator Award

    A University of Chicago graduate student in Biophysical Sciences has received the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Investigator Award from the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization.

    SLAC and Stanford Open One of the World's Most Advanced Facilities for Cryo-EM

    SLAC and Stanford Open One of the World's Most Advanced Facilities for Cryo-EM

    Menlo Park, Calif. -- A new facility for cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, has opened at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Built and operated in partnership with Stanford University, it's equipped with four state-of-the-art instruments for cryo-EM, a groundbreaking technology whose rapid development over the past few years has given scientists unprecedented views of the inner workings of the cell.

    Four Argonne Researchers Earn International Honors

    Four Argonne Researchers Earn International Honors

    Four senior researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have received international recognition for their groundbreaking work in combustion science and technology. Chemists Lawrence Harding, Albert Wagner, Stephen Klippenstein and James Miller have been inducted as fellows of The Combustion Institute.

    Berkeley Lab's Julian Borrill Elected Co-Spokesperson of CMB-S4

    Berkeley Lab's Julian Borrill Elected Co-Spokesperson of CMB-S4

    Berkeley Lab's Julian Borrill has been elected co-spokesperson for the CMB-S4 collaboration, the next-generation ground-based experiment to study the Cosmic Microwave Background.

    First 3-D Printed Wind-Blade Mold, Energy-Saving Nanoparticles Earn Sandia National Awards

    First 3-D Printed Wind-Blade Mold, Energy-Saving Nanoparticles Earn Sandia National Awards

    Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer's national 2018 Technology Focus Award for the first wind turbine blades made from a 3-D printed mold. The labs also won FLC's Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for advanced nanomaterial window films.

    Gorski to Use NSF CAREER Award to Expand Access to Clean Water and Electricity

    Gorski to Use NSF CAREER Award to Expand Access to Clean Water and Electricity

    Christopher Gorski, assistant professor of environmental engineering at Penn State, will develop devices that use electricity to desalinate water and can also generate their own electricity, thanks to an esteemed National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award.

    Five Leading Liberal Arts Colleges Partner to Create New Solar Energy Facility in Maine

    Amherst, Bowdoin, Hampshire, Smith and Williams colleges have formed a partnership that will allow them to offset 46,000 megawatt hours per year of their collective electrical needs--enough to power 5,000 New England homes--with electricity created at a solar power facility to be built in Maine.

    Argonne Selects Innovators From Across Nation to Grow Startups

    Argonne Selects Innovators From Across Nation to Grow Startups

    Argonne announces second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations.

    Brookhaven Lab Materials Physicist Yimei Zhu Receives 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Microscopy Society of America

    Brookhaven Lab Materials Physicist Yimei Zhu Receives 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Microscopy Society of America

    How do complex atomic and electronic interactions impact material properties? Using electron microscopy instrumentation and methods he developed, Yimei Zhu has been investigating this question for the past 30 years. The Microscopy Society of America is now recognizing his contributions.

    SLAC Produces First Electron Beam with Superconducting Electron Gun

    SLAC Produces First Electron Beam with Superconducting Electron Gun

    Accelerator scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are testing a new type of electron gun for a future generation of instruments that take snapshots of the atomic world in never-before-seen quality and detail, with applications in chemistry, biology, energy and materials science.