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Argonne introduces newest class of named postdoctoral fellows
Prestigious fellowships awarded to promising early-career researchers. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has awarded its newest cohort of named fellowships, providing five early-career scientists with additional support as they pursue pivotal discoveries that will make Americans safer and better off and increase our understanding of the universe.
May 15, 2024
Sandia visits Cochiti Pueblo for STEM day
Sandia National Laboratories aims to inspire young minds at the Cochiti Pueblo by hosting a day filled with learning and exploration of science, technology, engineering and math. The event is part of the Labs’ ongoing efforts to inspire Native American youth to pursue further education and careers in STEM fields, potentially leading to future opportunities at Sandia. The day will feature a range of activities for elementary and middle school-aged students.
May 14, 2024
New Approach Expands Spatial Resolved Quantification of Nutrient Exchange in Plant Tissues, the Rhizosphere, and Soils
Organic carbon in soil boosts plant growth, enhances subsurface biodiversity, and can sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). However, root processes inject organic carbon into small areas, complicating efforts to quantify it and link it to the diverse microenvironments around plant roots.
May 14, 2024
Science News
Peak Water: Do We Have Enough Groundwater to Meet Future Need?
A new study finds that, by mid-century, nearly half the global population could live in areas where groundwater will become so costly as to raise regional food prices and significantly alter the geography of trade and crop production. Nine percent of the world’s water basins appear to have already reached such a state of near depletion. New research from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory indicates that an additional 11.5% could reach this point by 2030, with another 22% joining by mid-century.
May 9, 2024
Winners of Second Phase of Wind Prize Bring Floating Offshore Wind Energy Closer to Fruition
Floating offshore wind energy has huge energy potential—2.8 terawatts in the United States, to be exact. That is more than double current U.S. electricity consumption. The White House aims to begin tapping that potential with its current goal of deploying 15 gigawatts of floating offshore wind capacity by 2035. In order to meet that goal, developers will need large turbines that can float over high-wind areas of the ocean that are too deep for today’s fixed bottom offshore wind turbines.
May 15, 2024
Carbon-capture batteries developed to store renewable energy, help climate
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing batteries to combat climate change by expanding renewable energy use and capturing carbon dioxide. This type of battery stores the renewable energy generated by solar panels or wind turbines. Utilizing this energy when wind and sunlight are unavailable requires an electrochemical reaction that, in ORNL’s new battery formulation, captures carbon dioxide from industrial emissions and converts it to value-added products.
May 15, 2024
DOE Lands Top Two Spots on List of Fastest Supercomputers
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Aurora supercomputer has officially broken the exascale barrier. Today at the 2024 ISC High Performance conference in Hamburg, Germany, the 63rd edition of the high performance computing Top500 list announced that DOE holds the #1 and #2 positions for most powerful supercomputers in the world. The Top500’s benchmark has long been the world’s measuring stick for large scale supercomputing performance.
May 14, 2024
Lab study on climate sensitivity earns top notch in list of influential research
The American Geophysical Union is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its journal Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) by showcasing some of the highest-achieving papers that have been published over the past 50 years. A paper by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists is one of the winners. The paper "Causes of Higher Climate Sensitivity in CMIP6 Models" by LLNL scientists and collaborators from University of Leeds and Imperial College London was chosen as the "Editor’s Choice Paper."
May 14, 2024
New Device Architecture Enables Streamlined Production of Formic Acid From CO₂ Using Renewable Electricity
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is both an essential resource for life on Earth and a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming. Today, scientists are investigating CO2 as a promising resource that can be utilized to create renewable low-carbon fuels and high-value chemical products. The challenge for researchers has been to identify efficient and cost-effective CO2 conversion pathways to premium carbon intermediates, such as carbon monoxide, methanol, or formic acid.
May 14, 2024
Student News
Science Careers in Search of Women (SCSW) offers female high school students an extraordinary opportunity to explore STEM professions and areas of interest through interaction with the laboratory’s world-class scientists and engineers. The program strives to inspire young women to pursue careers in science by bringing them into the laboratory for a day of lectures, tours, career booth exhibits, and mentoring.
May 6, 2024
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $16 million in funding for four projects providing classroom training and research opportunities to train the next generation of accelerator scientists and engineers needed to deliver scientific discoveries. These programs will train the next generation of scientists and engineers, providing the expertise needed to lead activities supported by the DOE Office of Science.
May 1, 2024
On Monday, April 29, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the division winners and Project Pitch Champion in the Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition's Class of 2023–2024. In the five years of this competition, this was the largest ever class of competing teams. A total of 17 student-led teams won first-, second-, or third-place trophies across six divisions, with the addition of three honorable mentions and one Project Pitch Champion.
April 29, 2024
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