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Molybdenum Limits Microbes’ Ability to Remove Harmful Nitrate from Soil

The Oak Ridge Reservation is contaminated with acidic, high-nitrate-and high-metal substances. Microbes in this environment can use molybdenum to remove nitrate, but the low concentration of molybdenum at Oak Ridge limits how much nitrate the...
23-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $28.9 Million for Research to Develop Advanced Chemical Sciences Software

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $28.9 million in funding for nine research projects to advance the development of sophisticated software for the chemical sciences.
22-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces 2021 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Call for Nominations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a call for nominations for the 2021 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of the longest running and most prestigious science and technology awards given by the U.S. Government.
22-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Molecular Connections from Plants to Fungi to Ants

Leaf-cutter ants tend fungal gardens that convert lipids in leaves into lipids the ants can use for energy, building cells, and communication between organisms. New research has found that different regions of the ants’ fungal gardens were...
22-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $4 Million for Isotope R&D

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $4 million in funding for 10 awards across 5 efforts to advance R&D for isotope production. This funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or...
16-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Cousin of Table Salt Could Make Energy Storage Faster and Safer

Scientists have found that lithium vanadium oxide can rapidly charge and discharge energy. The material has a structure similar to table salt but with a more random atomic arrangement. It charges and discharges without growing lithium metal...
16-Jun-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Breaking Through with Laboratory Directed Research and Development

Meant to foster innovation, the Department of Energy Office of Science’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development program has supported the development of a number of technologies, including the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing process.
14-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hot Core and Cool Walls Lead to Better Fusion Containment

Creating an efficient fusion plasma in a tokamak requires a plasma with an extremely hot core but edges cool enough to protect the tokomak walls. Researchers at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility developed a solution that uses the active injection...
11-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner

Then and Now looks at what a 2010 Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award meant for Matt Law, now an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine.
23-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT

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Victoria Orphan: Then and Now

Victoria Orphan is the James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology.
24-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT

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Martin Centurion: Then and Now

Martin Centurion is the Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
24-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT

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Athena Safa Sefat: Then and Now

Athena Safa Sefat is a Senior Research Scientist and a former Wigner Fellow in the Materials Science & Technology Division of the Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
13-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT

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Colleen Iversen on Belowground Ecology

After working on a climate change experiment that showed plants adapt to additional carbon dioxide by putting extra carbon into their roots, Colleen Iverson has been on a mission to understand the role of roots in the environment, especially the...
13-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT

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Evgenya Simakov: Then and Now

Evgenya I. Simakov is a staff scientist in the Accelerator Operations and Technology Division, Accelerators and Electrodynamics Group, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.
7-Jun-2020 10:10 PM EDT

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Jean Paul Allain: Then and Now

Jean Paul Allain is a professor and department head of the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering, the director of the Radiation Surface Science and Engineering Laboratory, professor in Biomedical Engineering by courtesy and...
27-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT

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Esther Takeuchi on Batteries

In the First-Person Science series, scientists describe how they made significant discoveries over years of research. Esther Takeuchi is a professor at Stony Brook University and the director of the Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties, a...
27-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT

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