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DOE’s Office of Science Accepting Applications for Spring 2025 Undergraduate Internships
Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2025 term of 2 programs offered by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science: the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program. The application deadline for the two programs is 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 2, 2024.
July 11, 2024
Weather Trucks Search for Answers About Extreme Heat in Tucson's 'Data Deserts'
A pair of trucks outfitted with an array of climate-tracking instruments took to Tucson streets to capture neighborhood-level temperature, humidity, wind speed and other data. The research is the first step as part of a U.S. Department of Energy-funded project to better understand the effects of extreme heat, which includes U of A experts who will translate the data into public reports and policy recommendations.
July 10, 2024
New study finds a way to improve seismic monitoring for geologic carbon storage
Research from Los Alamos National Laboratory shows that a new rock physics model will provide more comprehensive and actionable data about how carbon dioxide changes rock properties throughout geologic storage sites, which will make monitoring for geologic carbon storage more reliable. The results were published in Nature Communications journal.
July 11, 2024
Science News
Argonne develops new kind of AI model for weather prediction
Being able to create accurate weather models for weather forecasting is essential for every aspect of the American economy, from aviation to shipping. To date, weather models have been primarily based on equations related to thermodynamics and fluid dynamics in the atmosphere. These models are tremendously computationally expensive and are typically run on large supercomputers.
July 9, 2024
Empowering Urban Communities with Climate Data
Brookhaven Lab develops a second mobile observatory for measuring climate in complex environments, deploys it to Arizona to tackle extreme heat and related hazards. The new observatories will help fulfill the Center for Multiscale Applied Sensing (CMAS) mission to address infrastructure and energy needs across the United States — and help underserved communities reach environmental justice.
July 9, 2024
Although Tiny, Peatland Microorganisms Have a Big Impact on Climate
Leveraging a new genome annotation tool, researchers identified 'talented' microorganisms with genes for transforming polyphenols in peatlands. The study underscores the significance of polyphenols in peatland carbon dynamics and suggests that the carbon stored in these ecosystems is at greater risk of being released into the atmosphere due to climate change than previously thought
July 5, 2024
Three Argonne postdocs invited to prestigious meeting of Nobel laureates
The Nobel Laureate Meetings in Lindau, Germany, connect early-career scientists with dozens of Nobel Prize winners in their fields. For many early-career physicists, the opportunity to discuss their work with past Nobel Prize winners in the field represents the dream of a lifetime. This summer, that dream will come true for three postdoctoral researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.
July 1, 2024
Future climate change will impact opportunities for prescribed fires
Prescribed burning is one of the most effective tools to prevent catastrophic fires. Some locations in the United States are facing a future where safe conditions to burn are fewer and farther between. Prescribed fire clears away excess organic material so that unexpected fires are less likely to get out of control. Prescribed burning is getting harder as temperatures rise and fuel loads are larger and drier.
July 1, 2024
Rising Tide Lifts All Buoys
Collaborative workshop exemplifies the power of partnership in marine research. Buoys are critical for various types of marine observations and research. To help inform and support offshore wind energy development, for example, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) deploys lidar buoys that carry scientific instruments to capture a range of atmospheric and oceanographic measurements over extended periods of time.
June 27, 2024
Student News
Three graduate students have earned Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program awards to perform their doctoral dissertation research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The prestigious award helps cover living expenses and travel for 60 students from universities across the nation.
June 24, 2024
STEM Education Outreach Coordinator Brandon Pope bridges the gap between communities and opportunities in science. Through his work, he inspires the next generation of STEM professionals and connects them with Argonne. As coordinator, Pope develops, facilitates and evaluates educational outreach programs to connect K-12 students to the research at Argonne National Laboratory.
June 27, 2024
Invasive red seaweed species that reach Long Island’s waterways all the way from the western Pacific Ocean threaten local ecosystems; they outcompete native species for habitats and have the potential to cause harmful algal blooms that are toxic to marine life. But what if these disruptive seaweeds could be repurposed in a way that benefits the environment?
June 18, 2024
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