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11-Dec-2018
Leading the advance of global manufacturing
Argonne and MIT look to expand how high-performance computing can advance the manufacturing ecosystem.

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

11-Dec-2018
City of Knoxville demonstrates new precision de-icing technology developed by ORNL
The City of Knoxville, Tenn., public service crews demonstrated a new de-icing device made possible by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The technology aims to more efficiently and effectively regulate brine distribution on the road during snowy weather.

Contact: Sara Shoemaker
shoemakerms@ornl.gov
865-576-9219
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

11-Dec-2018
Biophysicist William Studier elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
F. William Studier, a Senior Biophysicist Emeritus at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at Stony Brook University, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Studier is best known for his invention of an efficient system for engineering common E. coli bacteria to produce almost any desired protein from a cloned gene.

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

7-Dec-2018
New X-ray imaging approach could boost nanoscale resolution for Advanced Photon Source Upgrade
A long-standing problem in optics holds that an improved resolution in imaging is offset by a loss in the depth of focus. Now, scientists are joining computation with X-ray imaging as they develop a new and exciting technique to bypass this limitation.

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

6-Dec-2018
Blasting molecules with extreme X-rays
To understand how damage from high-energy X-rays affects imaging studies, scientists supported by the Department of Energy shot the most powerful X-ray laser in the world at a series of atoms and molecules. Surprisingly, the atoms within the molecules acted far differently than the isolated ones.

Contact: Shannon Shea
shannon.shea@science.doe.gov
DOE/US Department of Energy

6-Dec-2018
Fusion research at INL's STAR lab
Understanding the behavior of tritium -- a radioactive version of the smallest element, hydrogen -- will be essential to harnessing fusion, the Holy Grail for nuclear researchers ever since scientists formed their first insights into the physics of the sun. At INL's Advanced Test Reactor Complex, a small team operates an experimental lab called Safety and Tritium Applied Research (STAR) to lead research into tritium safety.

Contact: Joseph Campbell
joseph.campbell@inl.gov
208-526-7785
DOE/Idaho National Laboratory

5-Dec-2018
Arctic ice model upgrade to benefit polar research, industry and military
An update for an internationally vital sea-ice computer model developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory with several collaborating groups, called CICE version 6.0, is being released this week, a timely tool that supports more accurate forecasting of ice occurrence and global climate modeling.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

4-Dec-2018
Topping off a telescope with new tools to explore Dark Energy
Key components for the sky-mapping Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, weighing about 12 tons, were hoisted atop the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, and bolted into place last week, marking a major project milestone.

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

3-Dec-2018
To curb maternal deaths, researchers use X-rays to map a lifesaving drug in action
A team that includes researchers from the Bridge Institute at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used X-rays to map the shape of a receptor in the body as it binds with misoprostol. This research, published in Nature Chemical Biology, could help in the quest to design low-cost drugs that can tackle postpartum bleeding without affecting other tissues.

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

30-Nov-2018
Tending the soil
The world's leading soil scientists met at Argonne recently to discuss the importance of what's under our feet.

Contact: Diana Anderson
ddanderson@anl.gov
630-252-4593
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

30-Nov-2018
United States Department of Energy to host multi-laboratory CyberForce Competition™
The US Department of Energy (DOE) will host its fourth collegiate CyberForce Competition™ on December 1.

Contact: Chris Kramer
ckramer@anl.gov
630-252-5580
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

29-Nov-2018
Capturing a snapshot of a complex catalyst
A promising catalyst may enable creating fuel from sunlight, but we first need to understand how it splits water. When Daniel Nocera and his team shed light on a key step in the complex process, they got more than they expected.

Contact: Shannon Brescher Shea
shannon.shea@science.doe.gov
DOE/US Department of Energy

28-Nov-2018
Argonne works to preserve birds, aircraft and cultural heritage in South Korea
Argonne researchers discovered how to keep birds and pilots at a safe distance to avoid run-ins at air force bases.

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

27-Nov-2018
Neutron production at ORNL's SNS reaches design power level
The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has broken a new record by ending its first neutron production cycle at its design power level of 1.4 megawatts.

Contact: Jeremy Rumsey
rumseyjp@ornl.gov
865-576-2038
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

27-Nov-2018
Why the future of water purification may involve Chinese ink
A substance developed thousands of years ago could help accelerate solutions to the world's freshwater crisis.

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

26-Nov-2018
Leah Broussard: Breaking the standard model to fix understanding of the universe
Leah Broussard, a physicist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has so much fun exploring the neutron that she alternates between calling it her 'laboratory' and 'playground' for understanding the universe. Neutrons can help identify where the Standard Model 'breaks.' Some of Broussard's experiments amount to 'crash tests' that push physics to its limits to see what in the model is missing or wrong.

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

16-Nov-2018
Argonne adapting continuous flow processing to complex nanomaterials to reduce manufacturing costs
Argonne's Advanced Synthesis in Continuous Flow Reactor program applies the science of chemical reactions together with powerful analysis and characterization tools to understand processes at the atomic level to advance manufacturing of fine chemicals and nanosized materials.

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

15-Nov-2018
CRADA enables resilient microgrid research between Sandia, Emera Technologies
Sandia and Emera Technologies are working on microgrids, small-scale versions of interconnected electric grids that locally manage energy storage and resources, such as solar, wind and thermal systems.

Contact: Manette Fisher
mfisher@sandia.gov
505-844-1742
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

15-Nov-2018
Jefferson Lab Director appointed to distinguished professorship
Stuart Henderson, director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been appointed the Governor's Distinguished CEBAF professor at Old Dominion University. The position is supported by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is named for the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, which is the main research facility located at Jefferson Lab.

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

15-Nov-2018
Self-sensing materials are here
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory invented a roll-to-roll process to coat electrically conductive carbon fibers with semiconducting silicon carbide nanoparticles. This nanomaterial-embedded composite is stronger than other fiber-reinforced composites and imbued with a new capability--the ability to monitor its own structural health.

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

14-Nov-2018
The high-tech evolution of scientific computing
To leverage emerging computing capabilities and prepare for future exascale systems, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is expanding its scope beyond traditional simulation-based research to include data science and machine learning approaches.

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

13-Nov-2018
X-rays show how periods of stress changed an ice age hyena to the bone
An international team has unearthed what life might have been like for a now-extinct subspecies of spotted hyena. They found that despite their massive size, some cave hyenas experienced times of hardship that affected them to the bone, causing areas of arrested growth that appear as dark lines, like rings on a tree trunk.

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

13-Nov-2018
Big jobs: Safety, planning key to increasing production performance at SNS
In December 2017, the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory entered into an extended 5-month scheduled outage to perform a number of high-priority jobs. Most notable were the replacement of the facility's inner reflector plug and the accelerator's radio frequency quadrupole. The success of the long outage demonstrated the ability to plan and execute future upgrade and construction projects such as the Proton Power Upgrade and the Second Target Station.

Contact: Jeremy Rumsey
rumseyjp@ornl.gov
865-576-2038
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

12-Nov-2018
Argonne poised for pivotal discoveries and impact in a quantum world
Scientists and engineers working to solve the mysteries of quantum materials need the right tool for the right job.

Contact: Dave Bukey
dbukey@anl.gov
630-252-6806
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

8-Nov-2018
Scientists find great diversity, novel molecules in microbiome of tree roots
Researchers with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered that communities of microbes living in and around poplar tree roots are ten times more diverse than the human microbiome and produce a cornucopia of novel molecules that could be useful as antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, or for agricultural applications.

Contact: Kimberly Askey
askeyka@ornl.gov
865-576-2841
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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