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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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The Inner Workings of the Root Microbiome

: The soil surrounding and including the roots of plants is a hotspot for bacteria that help plants resist infections, survive drought, and take up nutrients. However, scientists did not fully understand how bacteria assist plants. A new study...
11-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $3.5 Million for U.S.-Japan Cooperative Research in High Energy Physics

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $3.5 million for 23 collaborative research projects in high energy physics that involve substantial collaboration with Japanese investigators.
10-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sofia Quaglioni: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

As the Deputy Group Leader of the Nuclear Data and Theory Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sofia Quaglioni is contributing to a unified understanding of the structure and lower-energy reactions of light nuclei.
10-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Soot Particles Vary in How They Soak Up the Sun

Soot in the atmosphere absorbs sunlight, warming the Earth’s atmosphere. This analysis shows that soot particles’ shape and composition can vary significantly. This creates discrepancies between real-world observations and predictions from...
9-Jun-2021 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE Awards $54 Million to 235 American Small Businesses Developing Novel Clean Energy And Climate Solutions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced 235 small businesses, across 42 states, will receive $54 million in critical seed funding for 266 projects that are developing and deploying proof-of-concept prototypes for a wide range of...
9-Jun-2021 3:05 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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