- Number 329 |
- January 24, 2011
Researchers at DOE's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken a big step toward making useful catalysts easier to find or create-processes that have often relied on trial and error.
Concentrated solar power plants could supply a significant portion of future electricity needs, according to researchers at DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Maryland, and NASA.
Scientists seeking to harness fusion energy — a clean, potentially limitless energy source based on the same reaction that powers our sun — need to better understand how hot, super-charged gases called plasmas behave inside fusion reactors.
Today's supercomputers may help bring scientists a step closer to that knowledge.
Nature has a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde relationship with mercury, but researchers at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made a discovery that ultimately could help explain the split personality.