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Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Study finds a way to prevent fires in next-generation lithium batteries
In a study that could improve the safety of next-generation batteries, researchers discovered that adding two chemicals to the electrolyte of a lithium metal battery prevents the formation of dendrites -- 'fingers' of lithium that pierce the barrier between the battery's halves, causing it to short out, overheat and sometimes burst into flame.
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (a Department of Energy Innovation Hub)

Contact: Andrew Gordon
agordon@slac.stanford.edu
650-926-2282
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
ISME Journal
Automating microbial genome sequence decontamination
Single cell genomics and metagenomics have helped researchers assess environmental microbial community structure and function. To help speed up the time-consuming sequence decontamination process of microbial genomes in public databases, a US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute team has developed the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft genomes and describe it in a study published online June 9, 2015, in The ISME Journal.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
NREL partnerships to help the grid accommodate more renewable energy
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Chemical Physics Letters
Unravelling the mysteries of carbonic acid
Berkeley Lab researchers report the first detailed characterization of the hydration structure of carbonic dioxide gas as it dissolves in water to form carbonic acid. Though carbonic acid exists for only a fraction of a second, it imparts a lasting impact on Earth's atmosphere and geology, and on the human body.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Argonne confirms new commercial method for producing medical isotope
Argonne National Laboratory recently demonstrated a new commercial technique for producing molybdenum-99, a critical medical isotope used in millions of imaging procedures each year. The technique, developed by SHINE Medical Technologies, could help secure a domestic source for Mo-99.
National Nuclear Security Administration

Contact: Greg Cunningham
gcunningham@anl.gov
630-252-8232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
BMJ Open
Researchers correlate rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles
A rare collaboration of physicists and medical researchers finds a correlation between rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis and solar cycles.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Energy

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Leaving on a biofueled jet plane
Researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute have developed a catalytic process for converting sugarcane biomass into a new class of aviation fuel and lubricant base oils that could help biorefineries achieve net life-cycle greenhouse gas savings of up to 80 percent.
Energy Biosciences Institute, BP

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Science Express
Argonne scientists announce first room-temperature magnetic skyrmion bubbles
Researchers at UCLA and Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. The bubbles, a physics phenomenon thought to be an option for more energy-efficient and compact electronics, can be created with simple equipment and common materials.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Louise Lerner
media@anl.gov
630-252-5526
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Scientists tune X-rays with tiny mirrors
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have created a new way of manipulating high-intensity X-rays, which will allow researchers to select extremely brief but precise X-ray bursts for their experiments.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jared Sagoff
media@anl.gov
630-252-5593
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Science
Slip sliding away: Graphene and diamonds prove a slippery combination
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of 'superlubricity.'
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jared Sagoff
media@anl.gov
630-252-5593
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Argonne and ASU sign five-year research agreement
Argonne National Laboratory recently signed an agreement with Arizona State University that will facilitate a broad portfolio of research shared between the two institutions. The five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) will establish a structure for Argonne and ASU to pursue novel research in areas including decision-making based on climate variability and uncertainty, the impacts of global population dynamics and urbanization, the challenges of renewable energy practices, and creating innovative solutions to problems in energy, education and sustainability.

Contact: Greg Cunningham
gcunningham@anl.gov
630-252-8232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Argonne advances engine simulation for greater efficiency
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are partnering with Convergent Science, Inc. (CSI), to speed up a key piece of modeling and simulation software to ensure those cycles are used as effectively as possible, reducing product development time and resulting in better engines and savings for consumers. The scale of the speed gains were recently demonstrated when researchers ran the largest engine simulation to date on more than 4,000 computer cores.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Greg Cunningham
gcunningham@anl.gov
630-252-8232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
NREL, Clemson University collaborate on wind energy testing facilities
Two of our nation's most advanced wind energy research and test facilities have joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understand how the turbines can integrate more effectively with the electrical grid.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
NREL's economic impact tops $872 million
The economic impact of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was $872.3 million nationwide in fiscal year 2014, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Biogeosciences
Land management practices to become important as biofuels use grows
The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil's ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as a feedstock for ethanol production, according to a recently published study led by researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program, National Energy Research Computing Center, DOE/Office of Science User Facility

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
North to Alaska: Researchers rush to understand warming trend
Berkeley Lab scientists Sebastien Biraud and Margaret Torn are leading an aerial campaign for DOE's Atmospheric Measurement Research Climate Research Facility over Alaska's North Slope to take air samples and find out why current climate models underestimate how rapidly the Arctic is getting warmer.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Julie Chao
JHChao@lbl.gov
510-486-6491
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Fermi Awards
President Obama names scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award recipients
President Obama has named Dr. Claudio Pellegrini and Dr. Charles V. (Chuck) Shank as recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government's oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement. The Presidential award carries an honorarium of $50,000, shared equally, and a medal. The award is administered on behalf of the White House by the US Department of Energy.
US Department of Energy -- Office of Science

Contact: Ethan Alpern
ethan.alpern@science.doe.gov
202-586-4940
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
ORNL, Hyundai Motor collaborating through new R&D agreement
Hyundai Motor Company and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an agreement intended to strengthen the automaker's US research and development portfolio.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Physics Review Letters
Scientists see ripples of a particle-separating wave in primordial plasma
Scientists in the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a particle accelerator exploring nuclear physics and the building blocks of matter at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, have new evidence for what's called a 'chiral magnetic wave' rippling through the soup of quark-gluon plasma created in RHIC's energetic particle smashups.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
31st International Fuel Ethanol Workshop
BESC, Mascoma develop revolutionary microbe for biofuel production
Biofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
US joins the world in a new era of research at the Large Hadron Collider
Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider started recording data from the highest-energy particle collisions achieved on Earth. This new data will enable an international collaboration to study the Higgs boson, search for dark matter and develop a more complete understanding of the laws of nature. Oak Ridge National Laboratory led an equipment upgrade for LHC's A Large Ion Collider Experiment, which aims to learn more about conditions of the early universe.

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2015
This tip sheet contains suitability mapping, safer landings, Rooftop A/C retrofit, and clothes dryers that could use vibrations instead of heat.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Physical Review Letters
Giant structures called plasmoids could simplify the design of future tokamaks
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have for the first time simulated the formation of structures called 'plasmoids' during Coaxial Helicity Injection, a process that could simplify the design of fusion facilities known as tokamaks.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
609-243-3317
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Using robots at Berkeley Lab, scientists assemble promising antimicrobial compounds
There's an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines at the Molecular Foundry have joined the search.

Contact: Dan Krotz
dakrotz@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 28-May-2015
RAPTOR turbulent combustion code selected for next-gen supercomputer readiness project
RAPTOR, a turbulent combustion code developed by Sandia National Laboratories mechanical engineer Joseph Oefelein, was selected as one of 13 partnership projects for the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR). CAAR is a US Department of Energy program located at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility focused on optimizing computer codes for the next generation of supercomputers.

Contact: Patti Koning
pkoning@sandia.gov
925-294-4911
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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