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Public Release: 21-Jun-2018
PPPL physicists aim to unlock mysteries of fusion with Early Career Research awards
Article describes PPPL winners of DOE Early Career Awards.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 21-Jun-2018
Ames Laboratory's Ke earns DOE Early Career Research Award
Ames Laboratory scientist Liqin Ke is one of 30 scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories to be selected for funding as part of the DOE's Early Career Research Program.

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

Public Release: 21-Jun-2018
Solar tower exposes materials to intense heat to test thermal response
Sandia National Laboratories is using its solar tower to help assess the impact of extreme temperature changes on materials. The tests, now in their second year, take advantage of the ability of Sandia's National Solar Thermal Test Facility to simulate a very rapid increase in temperature followed by an equally rapid decrease. The testing is for the Air Force and will continue for at least another year.
Air Force

Contact: Kristen Meub
klmeub@sandia.gov
505-845-7215
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 21-Jun-2018
11th MARC Conference -- Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry
Enhanced detection of nuclear events, thanks to deep learning
A deep neural network running on an ordinary desktop computer is interpreting highly technical data related to national security as well as -- and sometimes better than -- today's best automated methods or even human experts. The research probes incredibly complex data sets filled with events called radioactive decays.
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryPNNL

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2018
Global Change Biology
Study confirms beetles exploit warm winters to expand range
A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and colleagues confirms that increasing minimum winter temperatures allow beetles to expand their range but reveals that overcrowding can put the brakes on population growth.

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2018
Berkeley Lab researchers use machine learning to search science data
Researchers at Berkeley Lab are currently developing a web-based search engine for scientific data, called Science Search. The team is also building innovative machine learning tools to pull contextual information from scientific datasets and automatically generate missing metadata tags for each raw and simulated data files. As a proof-of-concept, the team is working with staff at the Molecular Foundry, to demonstrate the concepts of Science Search on the images captured by the facility's instruments.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2018
Angewandte Chemie
Scientists isolate protein data from the tiniest of caches -- single human cells
Scientists have captured the most information yet about proteins within a single human cell, giving scientists one of their clearest looks yet at the molecular happenings inside a human cell. The team detected on average more than 650 proteins in each cell -- many times more than conventional techniques capture from single cells.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2018
Nature Materials
Carbon nanotube optics provide optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing
Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. Their analysis of progress in the field is published in this week's edition of the journal Nature Materials.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2018
Nature Nanotechnology
Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads
Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers, which convert infrared light into light at higher frequencies, are among the smallest continuously emitting lasers of their kind ever reported and can constantly and stably emit light for hours at a time, even when submerged in biological fluids such as blood serum.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2018
Nature Biotechnology
Faster, cheaper, better: A new way to synthesize DNA
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) based at Berkeley Lab have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate. DNA synthesis is a fundamental tool in the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology, in which organisms can be engineered to do things like decompose plastic and manufacture biofuels and medicines. This discovery could dramatically accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2018
The Plant Cell
Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields
For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function -- produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human diets. But for Wellington Muchero, Meng Xie and their colleagues, this enzyme does more than advertised. They had run a series of experiments on poplar plants that consistently revealed mutations in a structure of the life-sustaining enzyme that was not previously known to exist.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 14-Jun-2018
How microgrids could boost resilience in New Orleans
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories analyzed ways to increase community resilience in New Orleans during and after severe weather. The team used historical hurricane scenarios to model how storms cause localized flooding, disrupt the electrical system and cut off parts of the community from lifeline services. Sandia researchers then developed a tool to analyze and identify existing clusters of businesses and community resources in areas less prone to inundation -- such as gas stations, grocery stores and pharmacies -- that could be outfitted with microgrids.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kristen Meub
klmeub@sandia.gov
505-845-7215
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 14-Jun-2018
Organic Process Research & Development
TNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Md., have developed a novel 'melt-cast' explosive material that could be a suitable replacement for Trinitrotoluene, more commonly known as TNT.

Contact: Kevin Roark
knroark@lanl.gov
505-699-5397
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Jun-2018
Nature Communications
Tripling the energy storage of lithium-ion batteries
Scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries.
US Army Research Laboratory, DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Stephanie Kossman
skossman@bnl.gov
631-344-8671
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jun-2018
Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake
For the first time, researchers have created five grams of yellowcake -- a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production -- using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater.

Contact: Susan Bauer
susan.bauer@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jun-2018
Vasilis Fthenakis receives IEEE's William R. Cherry Award
Vasilis Fthenakis, a Senior Scientist Emeritus at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Founder and Director of the Center for Life Cycle Analysis at Columbia University, will receive the 2018 William R. Cherry Award from the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2018
Carlex Glass America licenses ORNL superhydrophobic coatings for automotive applications
Carlex Glass America LLC has exclusively licensed optically clear, superhydrophobic coating technology from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory aimed initially at advancing glass products for the automotive sector.
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL's Technology Innovation Program

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Experiments at Berkeley Lab help trace interstellar dust back to solar system's formation
Experiments conducted at Berkeley Lab helped to confirm that samples of interplanetary particles -- collected from Earth's upper atmosphere and believed to originate from comets -- contain dust leftover from the initial formation of the solar system.

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2018
PNNL technology clears way for ethanol-derived jet fuel
ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 -- the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons -- to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The revision clears the way for increased adoption of sustainable aviation fuels because ethanol feedstocks can be made from so many different low-cost sources.

Contact: Susan Bauer
susan.bauer@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Jun-2018
Work begins on new SLAC facility for revolutionary accelerator science
The Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has started to assemble a new facility for revolutionary accelerator technologies that could make future accelerators 100 to 1,000 times smaller and boost their capabilities.

Contact: Andy Freeberg
afreeberg@slac.stanford.edu
650-926-4359
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Jun-2018
Sandia's robotic work cell conducts high-throughput testing 'in an instant'
Today with 3D printing you can make almost anything in a matter of hours. However, making sure that part works reliably takes weeks or even months. Until now. Sandia National Laboratories has designed and built a six-sided work cell, similar to a circular desk, with a commercial robot at its center that conducts high-throughput testing to quickly determine the performance and properties of the part.

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2018
Nature Materials
MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas
Led by the University of Manchester, scientists have developed a metal-organic framework material with a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove atmospheric nitrogen dioxide gas in ambient conditions. The discovery, confirmed by researchers using neutron scattering at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, could facilitate air filtration technologies that capture and convert targeted gases, including carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, for long-term sequestration to mitigate air pollution and global warming.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Royal Society of Chemistry, European Research Council, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, Russian Science Foundation, Russian Ministry of Science and Education

Contact: Paul Boisvert
BoisvertPL@ornl.gov
502-229-4466
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Jun-2018
Oak Ridge National Laboratory launches america's new top supercomputer for science
The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveiled Summit as the world's most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 8-Jun-2018
ORNL launches Summit Supercomputer
The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory today unveiled Summit as the world's most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2018
Advanced Materials
Scientists find ordered magnetic patterns in disordered magnetic material
A team of scientists working at Berkeley Lab has confirmed a special property known as 'chirality' -- which potentially could be exploited to transmit and store data in a new way -- in nanometers-thick samples of multilayer materials that have a disordered structure.

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

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