Energy

Taking charge

Perfection is a problem when it comes to how computers model materials for energy applications. Although a typical model assumes… Read More

May 3, 2022

Sustainable cities

Five years ago, Joshua New of Oak Ridge National Laboratory had an idea for an ambitious project: an energy model… Read More

January 26, 2022

Virtual wind farms

A transformative gale is blowing through the U.S. power industry. The Energy Information Administration puts wind power’s share of America’s… Read More

October 6, 2021

Lights, CAMERA, insights

The Department of Energy (DOE) X-ray light source complex is a physical-science tool belt that stretches from Long Island to… Read More

April 28, 2021

Banishing blackouts

The most extensive blackout in North American history occurred on Aug. 14, 2003, affecting an estimated 55 million people in… Read More

October 14, 2020

Steady as she flows

Aviation’s frontier is supersonic. The military is seeking ever-faster aircraft, planes that can fly five times the speed of sound.… Read More

June 5, 2018

Calculating collapse

As boat propellers rotate underwater and fuel injectors pump fuel, tiny bubbles cluster around their moving parts. The bubble clouds… Read More

May 10, 2017

Tower of power

In the Nevada desert near Las Vegas, more than 10,000 mirrors focus the sun’s energy on a 640-foot tower. This… Read More

August 3, 2016

Core data

For those concerned with climate change, nuclear energy presents a distinct advantage: It’s free of carbon and other greenhouse gases.… Read More

May 4, 2016

When electrons cooperate

Remaining uncertainties in the century-plus effort to explain superconductivity and advance its applications has a University of Illinois team of… Read More

July 7, 2015