LLNL's David DearbornBerkeley Lab’s Bishop builds oceangoing robots

Using data that deep-diving Carbon Explorer floats collected for over a year, oceanographer Jim Bishop of the Earth Sciences Division at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory assessed the fate of carbon particles from plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean. The results were counterinutitive.

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Some members of the NOvA collaboration, which comprises 180 scientists and engineers from 28 institutions.  Photo: George Joch, Argonne National Laboratory.Decades after superconducting 'Woodstock,' supercomputers delve into HTSC mysteries

While physicists rarely have the image of the 1960s counterculture, the first American Physical Society session on high-temperature superconductors, held in 1987 at New York City's Hilton Hotel, has been termed by some the "Woodstock of Physics."

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  • Compound may be key to hydrogen-powered cars

    New CompoundHydrogen-powered cars are one step closer to reality thanks to a new compound discovered by scientists in the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science at the DOE's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The newly discovered material is a high-pressure form of ammonia borane, a solid material which itself is already imbued with ample hydrogen.

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  • Sandia designs hydrogen storage system for GM

    NREL senior engineer Shuangwen Sheng inspects the monitoring system for the long-term gearbox reliability study at NREL's National Wind Technology Center.Researchers at DOE's Sandia National Laboratories have successfully designed and demonstrated key features of a hydrogen storage system through a multiyear project funded by General Motors Corp. The system, which uses a complex metal hydride material known as sodium alanate, stores 3 kilograms of hydrogen and is large enough to evaluate strategies for use in vehicle applications.

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  • Lifesaving tech transfer

    The mammogram of a patient's right breast shows dense tissue that was considered normal but was being monitored in yearly mammograms. The BSGI image taken with the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera reveals the cancer missed by the mammogram.Breast cancer strikes more women in the U.S. than any other cancer. The first line of defense is to spot it early with mammography, but mammograms can be inconclusive. Technology developed by the Radiation Detector & Imaging Group at DOE's Jefferson Lab and licensed to a local startup company is now being used worldwide to complement mammograms.

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  • Resilient home program

    Following a natural disaster, the faster people can safely move back into their homes, the faster the community will recover its economic footing and its vitality.  With that in mind, DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory is managing the Resilient Home Program for the Department of Homeland Security’s Southeastern Region Research Initiative (SERRI) to enable community recovery following a natural disaster by dramatically speeding the return of the residents to their homes.

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  • A. dehalogenans makes uranium less mobile, less soluble, less risky

    Researchers investigated mechanisms involved in reducing uranium solubility with the bacterium A. dehalogenans.At DOE's Hanford Site, uranium is migrating through the ground toward the Columbia River. Researchers led by DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently showed that the bacterium Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans can efficiently reduce the solubility of uranium, halting its migration. The bacterium uses either organic carbon or hydrogen as an electron donor or energy source to change the migratory uranium into a stationary form.

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