Small packages, big rewards

Experts believe that nuclear power – along with renewable energy sources like wind and solar – can help mitigate the… Read More

November 13, 2023

Toil and trouble

Bubbles could block a promising technology that would separate carbon dioxide from industrial emissions, capturing the greenhouse gas before it… Read More

May 25, 2023

Light handling

Scientists constantly identify and qualify new materials, seeking substances with improved properties for use in everything from cars to space… Read More

March 7, 2023

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