Cleaning up waste from Cold War era nuclear arsenal production could cost billions and take decades. An intense, diverse group at the IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center is providing answers around aluminum and other troublemakers in the waste that drive up costs and lengthen timelines.
Jim Mather has a rather unusual job. He's the director of a laboratory without walls, Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility, that gathers never-before-seen atmospheric data at sites around the world.
Scientists have developed a deep neural network that sidesteps a problem that has bedeviled efforts to apply artificial intelligence to tackle complex chemistry -- a shortage of precisely labeled chemical data. The new method gives scientists an additional tool to apply deep learning to explore drug discovery, new materials for manufacturing, and a swath of other applications.
<p>Scientists, community leaders and others will gather Aug. 3-4 to celebrate the achievements of the first 20 years of EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory. </p>
A team of scientists in the Pacific Northwest has solved the 3-D structure of 1,000 proteins from more than 70 organisms that cause infectious disease in people. The proteins the team has studied come from microbes that cause several serious diseases, including tuberculosis, Listeria, Giardia, Ebola, anthrax, C. diff., Legionella, Lyme, chlamydia and the flu.
One reason we can't bottle summer sunshine and save the solar energy for rainy days is that we don't have an efficient way to store it. Nature stores energy in chemical bonds, like when plants photosynthesize our food. Researchers are trying to design catalysts based on inexpensive metals to store energy like nature does.