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Public Release: 18-Apr-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin
Researchers from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate, from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
Cornell University

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland
An international team of researchers, including a scientist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has discovered that ancient dirt in Greenland was cryogenically frozen for millions of years under nearly two miles of ice.

Contact: Anne Stark
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
AltaSim Technologies wins DOE grant for additive manufacturing
AltaSim Technologies will further develop the technologies that drive additive manufacturing -- adding momentum to AweSim, a public-private initiative led by the Ohio Supercomputer Center to boost industrial use of modeling and simulation. Through an award of nearly $150,000 from the US Department of Energy, Columbus, Ohio-based AltaSim plans to create a manufacturing app that will feature the use of 3-D printing to make a solid, three-dimensional object from a digital model.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jamie Abel
Ohio Supercomputer Center

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture
A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.

Contact: Stephanie Holinka
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
Surprising material could play role in saving energy
One strategy for addressing the world's energy crisis is to stop wasting so much energy when producing and using it, such as in coal-fired power plants or transportation. Nearly two-thirds of energy input is lost as waste heat. Now Northwestern University scientists have discovered a surprising material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to useful electricity. This outstanding property could be exploited in solid-state thermoelectric devices, with potentially enormous energy savings.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
For cells, internal stress leads to unique shapes
Caltech researchers discover that a cell's unique shape results from an internal tug-of-war: the cell needs to maintain structural integrity while also dynamically responding to the pushes and pulls of mechanical stress.
US Department of Energy, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Physical Review Letters
Scientists capture ultrafast snapshots of light-driven superconductivity
A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity -- the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency -- in a promising copper-oxide material.
DOE's Office of Science, Stanford University, University of Hamburg

Contact: Justin Eure
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Los Alamos physicist honored with E.O. Lawrence Award
Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist John Sarrao is being honored by the US Department of Energy with the 2013 Ernest O. Lawrence Award in Condensed Matter and Materials Sciences.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Journal of Environmental Quality
Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes
Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a new study. The findings pose a challenge for regulators, who must determine what levels should trigger action when natural arsenic levels everywhere are above suggested screening standards.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey, US Geological Survey

Contact: Tom Rickey
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Berkeley Lab's Adam Arkin wins 2013 Lawrence Award
Adam Arkin, director of Berkeley Lab's Physical Biosciences Division, has been named one of six recipients of the 2013 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Scientists achieve first direct observations of excitons in motion
Technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles in solid material.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Nano Letters
Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries
A new, PNNL-developed nanomaterial called a metal organic framework could extend the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries, which could be used to increase the driving range of electric vehicles.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Franny White
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Low-cost, hydrogen-powered forklifts with rapid refueling, zero emissions coming soon
Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell systems soon could be powering the forklifts used in warehouses and other industrial settings at lower costs and with faster refueling times than ever before, courtesy of a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers. The goal of the project is to design a solid-state hydrogen storage system that can refuel at low pressure four to five times faster than it takes to charge a battery-powered forklift.
DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Mike Janes
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Journal of Applied Physics
Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking
According to a new study in the Journal of Applied Physics, coupling commercially available spectral X-ray detectors with a specialized algorithm can improve the detection of uranium and plutonium in small, layered objects such as baggage. This approach may provide a new tool to impede nuclear trafficking.
US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Making dams safer for fish around the world
The pressure changes that many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam can seriously injure or kill the fish. Scientists from around the world, including areas like Southeast Asia and Brazil where huge dams are planned or under construction, are working together to protect fish from the phenomenon, known as barotrauma.
US Army Corps of Engineers, US Department of Energy

Contact: Tom Rickey
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Beam on target!
Late on April 1, the crown jewel of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility sparkled its way into a new era. Following an upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, the CEBAF accelerator delivered the highest-energy electron beams it has ever produced into a target in an experimental hall, recording the first data of the 12 GeV era.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Kandice Carter
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Nature Photonics
Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology
Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in materials and drug development.

Contact: Ron Walli
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Apr-2014
Nature Materials
Glasses strong as steel: A fast way to find the best
Scientists at Yale have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses, a versatile type of pliable glass that's stronger than steel.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Eric Gershon
Yale University

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
Two Ames Laboratory science interns are awarded prestigious scholarships
Two participants in the US Department of Energy Office of Science's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship research program at the DOE's Ames Laboratory have been awarded prestigious scholarships, one from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program and the other from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program.

Contact: Steve Karsjen
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
Soukoulis wins 2014 Max Born Award
Costas Soukoulis, senior scientist at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University and associated member of IESL-FORTH in Greece, has won the 2014 Max Born Award from the Optical Society of America. The award honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the scientific field of physical optics.

Contact: Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Princeton, PPPL join major arms-control project
Princeton University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Physics Laboratory have joined a $25 million consortium to address technology and policy issues related to arms control.
National Nuclear Security Administration

Contact: John Greenwald
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers bolster development of programmable quantum computers
University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College London have performed a proof-of-concept experiment that will aid the future development of programmable quantum computers.
US Department of Energy, UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon
Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for this new material.
US Department of Energy, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition
ORNL study pegs fuel economy costs of common practices
People who pack their cars and drive like Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's 'Vacation' pay a steep penalty when it comes to fuel economy.

Contact: Ron Walli
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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