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Public Release: 22-Oct-2018
Physicist takes cues from artificial intelligence
In the world of computing, there's a groundswell of excitement for what is perceived as the impending revolution in artificial intelligence. Like the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the digital revolution in the 20th, the AI revolution is expected to change the way we live and work. Now, Cristiano Fanelli aims to bring the AI revolution to nuclear physics.
Jefferson Science Associates LLC, USDepartment of Energy

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

Public Release: 22-Oct-2018
Nature Genetics
Spotlighting differences in closely related species
Aspergillus is an important fungal genus, with roles in agriculture, biotechnology, human health, enzyme production and food fermentation Reported in Nature Genetics, a team led by scientists at the Technical University of Denmark, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, and the Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI), a DOE Bioenergy Research Center, present the first large analysis of an Aspergillus fungal subgroup, section Nigri.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Oct-2018
Argonne and Capstone receive funding to advance thermal energy storage technology
The US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory and Capstone Turbine Corp. have received $380,000 in DOE Technology Commercialization Funding to refine Argonne's high-efficiency, fast charging/discharging latent heat thermal energy storage system (TESS) for use in building applications and process/manufacturing industries.
United States Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions

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

Public Release: 22-Oct-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy
The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory has genetically tuned a plant to become highly resistant to insect attacks. But becoming such a fortress compromises its growth and procreative capabilities.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Gregg Howe
howeg@msu.edu
517-355-5159
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 19-Oct-2018
ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles--providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.
DOE/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, Vehicle Technologies Office

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

Public Release: 19-Oct-2018
Physical Review Letters
Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields
Feature describes unexpected discovery of a role the process that seeds magnetic fields plays in mediating a phenomenon that occurs throughout the universe and can disrupt cell phone service and knock out power grids on Earth.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry
Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species' inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease. Their finding, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to more successful hybrid poplar varieties for increased biofuels and forestry production and protect native trees against infection.
Department of Energy's Office of Science

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

Public Release: 18-Oct-2018
Review of Scientific Instruments
Pushing the (extra cold) frontiers of superconducting science
Ames Laboratory has developed a method to measure magnetic properties of superconducting and magnetic materials that exhibit unusual quantum behavior at very low temperatures in high magnetic fields.

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2018
Nature Communications
Scientists find unusual behavior in topological material
Argonne scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of a well-known two-dimensional material.

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2018
Environmental Research Letters
Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff
A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north's tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists tested their theories with a novel 3D computer model and confirmed that shrubs can lead to significant degradation of the permafrost layer that has remained frozen for tens of thousands of years. These interactions are driving increases in discharges of fresh water into rivers, lakes and oceans.

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2018
Battery mainstay headed for high-tech makeover
The lead battery is headed for a high-tech makeover that will make this sustainable mainstay product more appealing to the automotive industry and the power grid. Under the terms of a new agreement signed with the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, 14 members of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) have joined forces with Electric Applications to grapple with some of their common challenges.
DOE/Strategic Partnership Projects, DPE/Basic Energy Sciences Program

Contact: Ben Schilz
bschiltz@anl.gov
630-252-5640
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
Argonne to advance high performance computing in manufacturing
Argonne awarded funding to partner with Industry to advance the use of high performance computing in manufacturing.
U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office, Office of Fossil Energy

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018
Some like it cryogenic
Sandia National Laboratories helped design the first generation of fueling stations for hydrogen-powered cars so that they're as safe as conventional gas stations. Now, Sandia is working to do the same for the next generation of hydrogen stations.

Contact: Jules Bernstein
jberns@sandia.gov
925-294-2612
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 11-Oct-2018
Sandia Labs names first Jill Hruby Fellows
Sandia National Laboratories has named Mercedes Taylor and Chen Wang its first Jill Hruby Fellows. The honorees have each been awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in technical leadership, comprising national security-relevant research with an executive mentor.

Contact: Troy Rummler
trummle@sandia.gov
505-284-1056
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 9-Oct-2018
Scientists forge ahead with electron microscopy to build quantum materials atom by atom
A novel technique that nudges single atoms to switch places within an atomically thin material could bring scientists another step closer to realizing theoretical physicist Richard Feynman's vision of building tiny machines from the atom up.

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2018
Nature Astronomy
Scientists present new clues to cut through the mystery of Titan's atmospheric haze
Experiments at Berkeley Lab have helped scientists to zero in on a low-temperature chemical mechanism that may help to explain the complex molecular compounds that make up the nitrogen-rich haze layer surrounding Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

Contact: Laurel Kellner
lkellner@lbl.gov
510-590-8034
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Oct-2018
Nature Microbiology
Expanding fungal diversity, one cell at a time
Reported Oct. 8, 2018, in Nature Microbiology, a team led by researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has developed a pipeline to generate genomes from single cells of uncultivated fungi. The approach was tested on several uncultivated fungal species representing early diverging fungi, the earliest evolutionary branches in the fungal genealogy that provide a repertoire of important and valuable gene products.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Massie Ballon
mlballon@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Oct-2018
Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge, NVIDIA team breaks exaop barrier with deep learning application
A team of computational scientists from Berkeley Lab and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and engineers from NVIDIA has demonstrated an exascale-class deep learning application that exceeded the exaop barrier, using a climate dataset from Berkeley Lab on ORNL's Summit supercomputer.

Contact: Kathy Kincade
kkincade@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Oct-2018
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory designated an historic mechanical engineering site
Features describes designation of PPPL as an historic mechanical engineering landmark.

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Oct-2018
Argonne researchers honored by Energy Secretary's awards program
A select group of researchers from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory was recently recognized for their contributions to infrastructure security and nuclear nonproliferation at the Secretary's Honor Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on August 29.
United States Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection, Office of International Nuclear Safeguards/International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program

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

Public Release: 4-Oct-2018
Nature
Newly detected microquasar gamma-rays 'call for new ideas'
The first-ever detection of highly energetic radiation from a microquasar has astrophysicists scrambling for new theories to explain the extreme particle acceleration. A microquasar is a black hole that gobbles up debris from a nearby companion star and blasts out powerful jets of material.

Contact: Nick Njegomir
nickn@lanl.gov
505-665-9394
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Oct-2018
ORNL researchers advance quantum computing, science through six DOE awards
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the recipient of six awards from DOE's Office of Science aimed at accelerating quantum information science (QIS), a burgeoning field of research increasingly seen as vital to scientific innovation and national security. The awards, which represent three Office of Science programs, were made in conjunction with the White House Summit on Advancing American Leadership in QIS and will leverage and strengthen ORNL's established programs in quantum information processing and quantum computing.

Contact: Scott Jones
jonesg@ornl.gov
865-241-6491
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Oct-2018
In disaster's wake, novel computing techniques support emergency responders
As hurricanes barrel toward the coastlines and wildfires rage in arid regions of the United States, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are providing critical geospatial data to support first responders as they work to save lives and property.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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

Public Release: 2-Oct-2018
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Critical Materials Institute takes major step toward printed anisotropic magnets
The US Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute has taken a major step toward printed, aligned anisotropic magnets via additive manufacturing processes.

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

Public Release: 2-Oct-2018
Coming soon to exascale computing: Software for chemistry of catalysis
The US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is launching a four-year, $3.2 million project to develop software that will bring the power of exascale computers to the computational study and design of catalytic materials.

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

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