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21-Feb-2017
Sandia using kinetics, not temperature, to make ceramic coatings
Sandia National Laboratories is working on a way to lay down ceramic coatings kinetically and at room temperatures. Coating at room temperature makes microelectronics design and fabrication more flexible and could someday lead to better, less expensive microelectronics components that underpin modern technology.

Contact: Sue Holmes
sholmes@sandia.gov
505-844-6362
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

21-Feb-2017
When rocket science meets X-ray science
NASA and Berkeley Lab researchers have teamed up to explore next-generation spacecraft materials at the microscale using an X-ray technique that produces 3-D images. This work could help ensure future spacecraft survive the rigors of otherworldly atmospheres.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20-Feb-2017
Breakthrough wireless sensing system attracts industry and government agency interest
Top experts in environmental sensing explored existing and potential applications for Waggle and other sensing technologies during a two-day workshop held at Argonne last year. From researching deforestation in the Amazon to improving air quality for manned space missions, attendees revealed unique ways to apply sensing technology to improve our understanding of Earth and human health -- and a number of these applications employed Waggle.

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

16-Feb-2017
Protein structure solved from smallest crystals yet
An international team of scientists used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to determine the structure of an insect virus's crystalline protein 'cocoon.'

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

15-Feb-2017
Middle schoolers test their knowledge at science bowl competition

Ten middle school teams met at Argonne for the 27th annual Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl in February.


Contact: Justin Breaux
jbreaux@anl.gov
630-252-5274
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

14-Feb-2017
Research at Sandia looking at how brittle materials fail
Sandia National Laboratories' Brittle Materials Assurance Prediction Program is working to understand how brittle materials inside devices behave and fail.

Contact: Sue Holmes
sholmes@sandia.gov
505-844-6362
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

10-Feb-2017
Exploring mysteries on the surface
Ames Laboratory scientists Pat Thiel and Michael Tringides are explorers, discovering the unique properties of two-dimensional (2-D) materials and metals grown on graphene, graphite, and other carbon coated surfaces.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

6-Feb-2017
Fermilab achieves milestone beam power for neutrino experiments
The US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has achieved a significant milestone for proton beam power. On Jan. 24, the laboratory's flagship particle accelerator delivered a 700-kilowatt proton beam over one hour at an energy of 120 billion electronvolts.

Contact: Andre Salles
media@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

3-Feb-2017
Hour of Code sends 45 Argonne, Fermilab and UChicago computer scientists to schools
Argonne's Educational Programs Department coordinated an effort to send computer scientists from Argonne and Fermilab National Laboratory and computer science students from the University of Chicago into schools in the greater Chicago area last December for Hour of Code, a global movement that aims to get everyone, kids to adults, to try computer coding for an hour.

Contact: jbreaux@anl.gov
jbreaux@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

2-Feb-2017
SLAC study helps explain why uranium persists in groundwater at former mining sites
A recent study led by scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory helps describe how uranium cycles through the environment at former uranium mining sites and why it can be difficult to remove.

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

2-Feb-2017
Sandia battling corrosion to keep solar panels humming
Sandia National Laboratories researchers study corrosion to help industry develop longer-lasting photovoltaic panels and increase reliability.

Contact: Sue Holmes
sholmes@sandia.gov
505-844-6362
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

1-Feb-2017
Simulations reveal the invisible chaos of superluminous supernovae
To better understand the physical conditions that create superluminious supernova, astrophysicists are running 2-D simulations of these events using supercomputers at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developed CASTRO code.

Contact: Linda Vu
lvu@lbl.gov
510-495-2402
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

31-Jan-2017
Taking down a giant: 699 tons of SLAC's accelerator removed for upgrade
For the first time in more than 50 years, a door that is opened at the western end of the historic linear accelerator at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory casts light on four empty walls stretching as far as the eye can see. This end of the linac -- a full kilometer of it -- has been stripped of all its equipment both above and below ground.

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

27-Jan-2017
Co-design centers to help make next-generation exascale computing a reality
As collaborators in four co-design centers created by the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), researchers at Argonne are helping to overcome some of the complex challenges in developing exascale supercomputers.

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

27-Jan-2017
Art Rosenfeld, California's godfather of energy efficiency, dies at 90
Art Rosenfeld, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Distinguished Scientist Emeritus who is also known as California's 'godfather' of energy efficiency and who has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died Friday at his home in Berkeley, California. He was 90.

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

25-Jan-2017
A rising peptide: Supercomputing helps scientists come closer to tailoring drug molecules
With the help of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's Mira supercomputer, scientists have successfully designed and verified stable versions of synthetic peptides, components that join together to form proteins.

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

25-Jan-2017
Connecting the bytes
ORNL computer scientist focuses on maximizing utility of Titan.

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

24-Jan-2017
The contradictory catalyst
One reason we can't bottle summer sunshine and save the solar energy for rainy days is that we don't have an efficient way to store it. Nature stores energy in chemical bonds, like when plants photosynthesize our food. Researchers are trying to design catalysts based on inexpensive metals to store energy like nature does.

Contact: Mary Beckman
mary.beckman@pnnl.gov
509-375-3688
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

23-Jan-2017
Kawtar Hafidi named director of Physics Division
Argonne associate chief scientist Kawtar Hafidi has been named the laboratory's next physics division director.

Contact: Jared Sagoff
jsagoff@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

17-Jan-2017
Race for a better fuel begins with NREL researchers
Watching cars zoom around and around an oval track isn't Jesse Hensley's idea of a good time. Making them run on biofuel would be. On the Colorado campus of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where the posted speed limit is 20 mph, Hensley and his team have been racing toward a future where high-octane biofuel could push automobile performance further.

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

13-Jan-2017
Study of microbes reveals new insight about Earth's geology and carbon cycles
Tiny microbes play a big role in cycling carbon and other key elements through our air, water, soil and sediment. Researchers who study these processes at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that these microbial communities are significantly affected by the types of carbon 'food' sources available. Their findings reveal that the type of carbon source affects not only the composition and activity of natural microbial communities, but also in turn the types of mineral products that form in their environment.

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

12-Jan-2017
Perfect powder: Ames Laboratory perfects metal powders for manufacturing
Ames Laboratory's high-pressure gas atomization process has garnered the laboratory at least 16 patents over the last two decades and created a spin-off company.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
lbmillsaps@gmail.com
515-294-3474
DOE/Ames Laboratory

12-Jan-2017
Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits
An international collaboration among physicists at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, McGill University and the University of Konstanz recently demonstrated a new framework for faster control of a quantum bit -- the basic unit of information in yet-to-be created quantum computers -- in findings published online Nov. 28 in Nature Physics. Their experiments on a single electron in a diamond chip could create quantum devices less prone to errors when operated at high speeds.

Contact: Jared Sagoff
jsagoff@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

12-Jan-2017
Celebrating climate data's wild blue yonder
The ARM Aerial Facility marks the first official decade of its high-flying aerial organization.

Contact: Hanna Goss
hanna.goss@pnnl.gov
509-375-3824
DOE/US Department of Energy

11-Jan-2017
Sketching out magnetism with electricity
In a proof-of-concept study published in Nature Physics, researchers drew magnetic squares in a nonmagnetic material with an electrified pen and then 'read' this magnetic doodle with X-rays.

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

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