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22-Aug-2005
Testing the physics of nuclear isomers
FOR much of the past century, physicists have searched for methods to control the release of energy stored in an atom's nucleus.

Contact: Science & Technology
str-mail@llnl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

19-Aug-2005
Finding the next small thing
ORNL "nanoscopes" are among the tools that may help researchers construct materials as elastic and durable as a butterfly's wing.

Contact: Carolyn H. Krause
202-362-6211
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

8-Jul-2005
Office of Science Director Orbach outlines bright future for SLAC
Raymond Orbach, director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy, lavished praise on SLAC's past accomplishments and promising future during a special address Thursday on the Lab's Green.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

8-Jul-2005
Pushing the boundaries of high-temperature superconductors
A collaboration led by scientists at BNL has revealed a new mechanism that explains why adding calcium to a high-temperature superconductor increases its current-carrying capacity.

Contact: Bulletin Editor
bulletin@bnl.gov
631-344-2345
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

24-Jun-2005
Livermore supercomputers boost scientific progress
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and elsewhere increasingly are turning to sophisticated, three-dimensional supercomputer simulations to suggest and verify their theories and to design, complement and sometimes replace experiments.

Contact: Charlie Osolin
osolin1@llnl.gov
925-422-8367
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

5-May-2005
Addressing national security needs benefits energy and environment
Lawrence Livermore's Energy and Environment Directorate conducts a wide range of research projects in the geologic, atmospheric, and environmental sciences to address challenges in national security, environmental remediation, and energy supply.

Contact: Science & Technology
str-mail@llnl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

19-Apr-2005
Moving electrons at molecular, nanometer scales
Learning how to control the movement of electrons on the molecular and nanometer scales could help scientists devise small-scale circuits for many applications, including more efficient ways of storing and using solar energy.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

18-Apr-2005
Ultra-fast science succeeds at SLAC
The Sub-Picosecond Pulse Source (SPPS) collaboration has published data from the first experiments ever using a linear accelerator-based femtosecond x-ray source, and has developed an important tool for ultra-fast science. SPPS makes the world's shortest bunches of electrons in the SLAC linear accelerator and turns them into very bright pulses of x-ray light one thousand times shorter than those made in synchrotron rings like SPEAR3.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

14-Apr-2005
Sandia Labs undergoes management changes
The Sandia Corporation Board of Directors has named Dr. Thomas O. Hunter President of Sandia Corporation and Director of Sandia National Laboratories, effective April 29. Hunter most recently has served as Sandia's senior vice president for Defense Programs, with oversight of the labs nuclear weapons programs.

Contact: Chris Miller
cmiller@sandia.gov
505-844-0587
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

11-Apr-2005
Director of global design effort announced at international linear collider workshop
The 2005 International Linear Collider Workshop kicked off March 18 by announcing the director for the newly formed Global Design Effort (GDE) for the proposed electron-positron collider.

Contact: Heather Rock Woods
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

4-Apr-2005
X-ray blaze on an invisible world
The way that a horse trots intrigued Leland Stanford. After a term as California's governor and with a fortune assembled from building the US transcontinental railway, Stanford lived the life of a country gentleman near his Palo Alto Stock Farm.

Contact: Heather Rock Woods
hrwoods@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
DOE/SLAC/Fermilab

4-Apr-2005
Science from a hole in the ground
When Alice famously went down the rabbit hole, she ended up in Wonderland. Now, a group of US scientists from fields as diverse as microbiology and particle physics, rock mechanics and molecular evolution are proposing to go down their own version of the rabbit hole into the scientific wonderland of a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory.

Contact: Judy Jackson
jjackson@fnal.gov
DOE/SLAC/Fermilab

1-Apr-2005
Cesium capsules hit cancer harder
A shorter half-life and cesium radiation promise to make cesium-131 capsules harder on cancer and easier on the patient.

Contact: Breakthroughs
greg.koller@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Apr-2005
Smart building controls may solve energy problems
Can information technology and smart building controls reduce the need for expensive new electricity transmission lines?

Contact: Breakthroughs
greg.koller@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1-Apr-2005
Science-driven computing speeds up at PNNL
One of the world's fastest scientific computers will be used by a new directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to enable large-scale scientific discoveries.

Contact: Breakthroughs
greg.koller@pnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

31-Mar-2005
Understanding the mysteries of high-temperature superconductors
High-temperature superconductors (HTSCs) operate in mysterious ways, but scientists are starting to understand their peculiarities by using a state-of-the-art spectroscopy system at SSRL.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

11-Mar-2005
Shaping future
In its next-generation aircraft carrier, the Navy, with assistance from Sandia, is seeking to reduce manpower by 10 to 30 percent, but not by heaping more work on individual sailors. The goal is to use increased technology and improvements to carrier air wing flight operations, maintenance, and support functions to reduce the overall workload per sailor.

Contact: Michael Padilla
mjpadil@sandia.gov
505-284-5325
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

11-Mar-2005
Improving automative coating
"Clearcoats" applied over layers of automotive paint not only enhance automobile appearance, but also serve as a first line of defense against attack from moisture, acid rain, and ultraviolet radiation.

Contact: Nigel Hey
nigel@nasw.org
505-898-6679
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

11-Mar-2005
SPEAR3 'breathes' in response to temperature changes
As the sun rises each day, warming the grounds and buildings of SLAC, the entire SPEAR3 facility expands in response. The change is minuscule, on the scale of a few microns--far too slight to observe with the naked eye.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

28-Feb-2005
Cosmic tune-up: Cosmic rays help prime BABAR systems
Cosmic rays harmlessly stream through everything on Earth--our bodies, the scintillator counters in the Visitor's Center and the BaBar detectors.

Contact: The Interaction Point
webmaster@slac.gov
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

22-Feb-2005
NuSTAR satellite approved for further study by NASA
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) satellite may soon give astrophysicists a new window on the universe. Designed to image high-energy X-ray radiation, it will capture sharp images of black holes, supernovae, and galactic nuclei. And if NASA gives the project final flight approval early next year, it could be in orbit by the end of the decade.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

17-Feb-2005
Pacific Northwest lab forms Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, names director
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory today launched an $8 million Institute for Interfacial Catalysis to explore the fundamental chemical changes on surfaces where catalytic reactions take place. The Department of Energy lab also announced the appointment of University of Texas at Austin chemist John M. "Mike" White as the institute's director.

Contact: cannon@pnl.gov
cannon@pnl.gov
509-375-3732
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

14-Feb-2005
Mining geothermal resources
It's beautiful on beaches and receives kudos for its use in paint, tires, paper, toothpaste, and even in kitty litter--but it's a real pain in geothermal power plants.

Contact: Bill Bourcier
bourcier1@llnl.gov
925-423-3745
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

11-Feb-2005
Experiment and theory have a partner: Simulation
Even before Lawrence Livermore opened in September 1952, cofounders E. O. Lawrence and Edward Teller recognized the need for a computer and placed an order for one of the first production Univacs.

Contact: Mark Seager
seager1@llnl.gov
925-423-3141
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

11-Feb-2005
LCLS collaboration revs up
The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) collaboration met in January to focus on beginning to build the world's first X-ray free electron laser.

Contact: The Interaction Point
tip@slac.stanford.edu
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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