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3-Nov-2016
Peering into batteries: X-rays reveal lithium-ion's mysteries
Scientists are using x-rays from the national laboratories' advanced light sources to study the movement and structure of lithium-ion batteries in real time, as the batteries function. This technique led to the development of the cathode used in the Chevrolet Volt and is now being used to further improve our understanding of batteries.

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

2-Nov-2016
Sandia to evaluate if computational neuroscientists are on track
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) launched the Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) project earlier this year. Sandia National Laboratories is refereeing the work of three university-led teams to map, understand and mathematically re-create visual processing in the brain to close the computer-human gap in object recognition.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
mrappe@sandia.gov
505-844-8220
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

1-Nov-2016
PPPL physicist receives ExxonMobil grant for plasma research
Physicist Egemen Kolemen is sharing a grant from ExxonMobil to research whether plasma could reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with oil wells.

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

28-Oct-2016
Peek behind the scenes at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
Engineering teams at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory took advantage of the lull in experiments to make important upgrades during a recent routine beam shutdown at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL). The newly outfitted beamlines will help visiting researchers and SLAC scientists run experiments using the synchrotron's extremely bright X-ray radiation.

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

28-Oct-2016
New technique reveals powerful, 'patchy' approach to nanoparticle synthesis
Patches of chain-like molecules placed across nanoscale particles can radically transform the optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of particle-based materials. Now, scientists have used cutting-edge electron tomography techniques -- a process of 3-D reconstructive imaging -- to pinpoint the structure and composition of the polymer nano-patches.

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

27-Oct-2016
PPPL physicists win funding to lead a DOE exascale computing project
A proposal from PPPL scientists has been chosen as part of a national initiative to develop the next generation of supercomputers. Known as the Exascale Computing Project, the initiative will include a focus on exascale-related software, applications, and workforce training.

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

19-Oct-2016
Underground science: Berkeley Lab digs deep for clean energy solutions
About a mile beneath the Earth's surface in an old gold mine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists have built an observatory to study how rocks fracture. The knowledge they gain could ultimately help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate deployment of clean energy technologies.

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

13-Oct-2016
Scientists gather for Annual SLAC Users' Conference
More than 400 participants came to the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for the 2016 LCLS/SSRL Annual Users' Meeting and Workshops, held Oct. 5-8.

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

12-Oct-2016
X-rays reveal artistry in an ancient vase
Under beams of X-rays, the colors of art become the colors of chemistry. The mysterious blacks, reds and whites of ancient Greek pottery can be read in elements -- iron, potassium, calcium and zinc -- and art history may be rewritten.

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

12-Oct-2016
Planetarium show brings 'phantom' matter to life
A new planetarium show is designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter, which we have so far detected only through its gravitational effects though it makes up most of the mass of the universe.

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

12-Oct-2016
Former Fermilab researcher Sekazi Mtingwa to share 2017 Wilson Prize
Theoretical physicist Sekazi Mtingwa, a former Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory scientist, will share the 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators for groundbreaking theoretical work that helped researchers understand and cope with an important constraint on the intensity and focus of particle beams in accelerators.

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

12-Oct-2016
Fragment tracking: Insights into what happens in explosions
Thanks to advances in high-speed cameras, imaging techniques and computer modeling, Sandia National Laboratories researchers are studying fragmenting explosives in ways that weren't possible before.

Contact: Sue Holmes
sholmes@sandia.gov
505-844-6362
Doe-Anderson

11-Oct-2016
SLAC Theoretical Physicist James Bjorken to Share 2017 Wilson Prize

Theoretical physicist James D. 'BJ' Bjorken, a professor emeritus at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will share the 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators for groundbreaking theoretical work that helped researchers understand and cope with an important constraint on the intensity and focus of particle beams in accelerators.


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

7-Oct-2016
Q&A: SLAC cosmology research featured in Terrence Malick's 'Voyage of Time'
Terrence Malick's science documentary 'Voyage of Time' features two scenes contributed by visualization expert Ralf Kaehler and astrophysicist Tom Abel from the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), a joint institute of Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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

7-Oct-2016
Still no 'sterile' neutrinos, but the search goes on
Reports of the non-existence of the so-called 'sterile' neutrino are premature, say scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory -- even as they release results from two experiments that further limit the places this elusive particle may be hiding.

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

7-Oct-2016
Hunting the nearly un-huntable
Scientists on two neutrino experiments -- the MINOS experiment at Fermilab and the Daya Bay experiment in China -- have presented results that limit the places where sterile neutrinos might be hiding.

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

7-Oct-2016
Physicist Masaaki Yamada's pioneering career at PPPL
PPPL physicist Masaaki Yamada has been a pioneer in the field of laboratory plasma astrophysics.

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

6-Oct-2016
New equipment allows Ames Laboratory, ISU researchers to simulate commercial materials processing
Researchers at Iowa State University and the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have a new tool to help understand and fine-tune the processing of materials in a variety of commercial techniques. The Gleeble 3800 thermomechanical system was purchased by Iowa State University and recently installed in Ames Laboratory's Metals Development building.

Contact: Kerry Gibson
kgibson@ameslab.gov
515-294-1405
DOE/Ames Laboratory

3-Oct-2016
College students work on wide range of projects at SLAC's X-ray laser
More than 40 college students spent 10 weeks at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory this summer working on research projects related to the lab's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser.

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

8-Sep-2016
PPPL intern creates software for snapshot of plasma in NSTX-U
Max Wallace, a an intern at the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory this summer, is a former Silicon Valley programmer who spent his summer developing a computer program that can give scientists a quick snapshot of individual plasma experiments or 'shots' in PPPL's $94 million National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U).

Contact: Jeanne Jackson DeVoe
jjackson@pppl.gov
609-243-2757
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

8-Sep-2016
Collaboration strikes gold pioneering a new method for catalyst production
Scientists demonstrate a new method for producing catalytically active gold nanoparticles using a jet stream of liquid helium to blow gold vapor through a barren, cold landscape.

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

2-Sep-2016
SLAC Summer Institute students envision a new energy frontier
Over a hundred physicists from around the world came to the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for two weeks in August to attend the 44th SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) on 'New Horizons on the Energy Frontier.'

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

1-Sep-2016
SLAC, Stanford team finds a tough new catalyst for use in renewable fuels production
Researchers at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a tough new catalyst that carries out a solar-powered reaction 100 times faster than ever before, works better as time goes on and stands up to acid.

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

1-Sep-2016
Blowing bubbles to catch carbon dioxide
Sandia and UNM researchers developed a bio-inspired bubble-like membrane to capture CO2 from coal-fired power plants efficiently. The CO2 Memzyme could capture CO2 equivalent to planting 63 million trees and letting them grow for 10 years from just one power plant.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
mrappe@sandia.gov
505-844-8220
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

31-Aug-2016
New cooling method for supercomputers to save millions of gallons of water
A prototype method to cool supercomputer data centers should save hundreds of millions of gallons of water if widely adopted.

Contact: neal singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-9707
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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