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8-Jun-2017
Cynthia Jenks named director of Argonne's Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Argonne has named Cynthia Jenks the next director of the laboratory's Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division. Jenks currently serves as the assistant director for scientific planning and the director of the Chemical and Biological Sciences Division at Ames Laboratory.

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

8-Jun-2017
Tackling infectious disease -- one protein at a time
A team of scientists in the Pacific Northwest has solved the 3-D structure of 1,000 proteins from more than 70 organisms that cause infectious disease in people. The proteins the team has studied come from microbes that cause several serious diseases, including tuberculosis, Listeria, Giardia, Ebola, anthrax, C. diff., Legionella, Lyme, chlamydia and the flu.

Contact: Tom Rickey
tom.rickey@pnnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

8-Jun-2017
Argonne-developed technology for producing graphene wins TechConnect National Innovation Award
A method that significantly cuts the time and cost needed to grow graphene has won a 2017 TechConnect National Innovation Award. This is the second year in a row that a team at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials has received this award.

Contact: Karen Mellen
kmellen@anl.gov
630-252-5325
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

7-Jun-2017
Q&A: SLAC's Vera Lüth discusses the search for new physics
In this Q&A, particle physicist Vera Lüth discusses scientific results that potentially hint at physics beyond the Standard Model. The professor emerita of experimental particle physics at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is co-author of a review article published today in Nature that summarizes the findings of three experiments: BABAR at SLAC, Belle in Japan and LHCb at CERN.

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

6-Jun-2017
Honeywell UOP and Argonne seek research collaborations in catalysis
Researchers at Argonne are collaborating with Honeywell UOP scientists to explore innovative energy and chemicals production.

Contact: Alex Mitchell
amitchell@anl.gov
630-252-5573
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

6-Jun-2017
History of Sandia Labs rocketry told in award-winning film, 'It Really Is Rocket Science!'
Sandia National Laboratories tells the story of rocket testing and aerospace work at the labs through a new documentary, 'It Really Is Rocket Science!'

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

1-Jun-2017
SLAC X-ray beam helps uncover blueprint for Lassa virus vaccine
A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has solved the structure of the viral machinery that Lassa virus uses to enter human cells. X-ray beams from the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory gave the team the final piece in a puzzle they sought to solve for over 10 years.

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

31-May-2017
Seven small businesses to collaborate with Argonne to solve technical challenges
Seven small businesses have been selected to collaborate with researchers at Argonne to address technical challenges as part of DOE's Small Business Vouchers Program.

Contact: Alex Mitchell
amitchell@anl.gov
630-252-5573
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

25-May-2017
The global reach of Argonne's nuclear security training team

For more than 40 years, Argonne has promoted the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and technology through its affiliation with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


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

24-May-2017
Middle school engineers find success in iteration in Electric Car Competition
Argonne National Laboratory joined with CNH Industrial to showcase the engineering talents of Chicago-area middle school students at the annual Electric Car Competition in March.

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

22-May-2017
Report sheds new insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices
In a report published in Nano Letters, Argonne researchers reveal new insights into the properties of a magnetic insulator that is a candidate for low-power device applications; their insights form early stepping-stones towards developing high-speed, low-power electronics that use electron spin rather than charge to carry information.

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

19-May-2017
A fresh math perspective opens new possibilities for computational chemistry
A new mathematical "shortcut" developed by Berkeley Lab researchers is speeding up molecular absorption calculations by a factor of five, so simulations that used to take 10 to 15 hours to compute can now be done in approximately 2.5 hours. These algorithms will be incorporated in an upcoming release of the widely used NWChem computational chemistry software suite later this year.

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

18-May-2017
Department of Energy Secretary recognizes Argonne scientists' work to fight Ebola, cancer
Two groups of researchers at Argonne earned special awards from the office of the US Secretary of Energy for addressing the global health challenges of Ebola and cancer.

Contact: Lynn Tefft Hoff
lhoff@anl.gov
630-252-1750
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

18-May-2017
A 'wearable' brain scanner inspired by Brookhaven technology
Building on a Brookhaven Lab innovation designed for brain imaging in moving rats, a team in Virginia and West Virginia designs a device for studies of human interaction, dementia, movement disorders, and more.

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

16-May-2017
Strategic Petroleum Reserve taps Sandia expertise in salt
Decades of Sandia National Laboratories expertise on how salt domes behave went into a recent report that concluded that the US Department of Energy is justified in extending the life of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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

10-May-2017
Fermi satellite observes billionth gamma ray with LAT instrument
On April 12, one of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's instruments -- the Large Area Telescope (LAT), which was conceived of and assembled at SLAC -- detected its billionth extraterrestrial gamma ray.

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

10-May-2017
Low-energy RHIC electron cooling gets green light, literally
Scientists at Brookhaven Lab have produced a powerful green laser‹the highest average power green laser ever generated by a single fiber-based laser‹which will be crucial to experiments in nuclear physics at the Lab¹s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

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

5-May-2017
Bacterial boost for bio-based fuels
"Electrical" bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles wastewater from biofuel production to generate hydrogen. The hydrogen can then be used to convert bio-oil into higher grade liquid fuels such as gasoline or diesel.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

5-May-2017
X-ray imaging and computer modeling help map electric properties of nanomaterials
Argonne researchers have developed a new approach for studying piezoelectric materials using ultrafast 3-D X-ray imaging and computer modeling. Their integrated approach, reported in Nano Letters, can help us better understand material behavior and engineer more powerful and energy-efficient technologies.

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

5-May-2017
Brookhaven's John Shanklin named a Battelle 'Inventor of the Year'
John Shanklin, a biochemist investigating the fundamental processes that underlie the production of plant oils at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, is being honored as an "Inventor of the Year" by Battelle -- the global science and technology organization that, together with Stony Brook University, manages Brookhaven Lab through the company Brookhaven Science Associates.

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

5-May-2017
BNL chemist Etsuko Fujita to be honored at Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration
Etsuko Fujita, a senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, will be recognized as a "highly accomplished Asian American professional" at the ninth annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration. The event will take place Saturday, May 13 at Stony Brook University.

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

5-May-2017
Speedy X-ray detector arrives at NSLS-II
The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a DOE Office of Science User Facility at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, is a truly international resource.

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

4-May-2017
New effort by Argonne helps power utilities and others better plan for the future
If you're an electric utility planning a new power plant by a river, it would be nice to know what that river will look like 20 years down the road. Will it be so high that it might flood the new facility? Will the water be so low that it can't be used to cool the plant? A new initiative by Argonne combines climate data and analysis with infrastructure planning and decision support to offer real help.

Contact: Alex Mitchell
amitchell@anl.gov
630-252-5573
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

3-May-2017
Researchers develop a new catalyst for water splitting
Water-splitting systems require a very efficient catalyst to speed up the chemical reaction that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen, while preventing the gases from recombining back into water. Now an international research team, including scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has developed a new catalyst with a molybdenum coating that prevents this problematic back reaction and works well in realistic operating conditions.

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

3-May-2017
FIONA to take on the periodic table's heavyweights
A new tool at Berkeley Lab will be taking on some of the periodic table's latest heavyweight champions to see how their masses measure up to predictions.

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

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