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George Smoot
Courtesy of Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory

"Blackbody Form" Research Yields 2006 Nobel Prize

George Smoot made an announcement in 1992 that “essentially silenced all the scientific critics of the Big Bang theory.” (See the October 3, 2006 edition of Today at Berkeley Lab.) For research leading up to that announcement, Smoot was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2006. Smoot, an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab since 1974 and a UC Berkeley physics professor since 1994, shared the award with John C. Mather of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Together they discovered the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Read more on this discovery at the DOE R&D Accomplishments Featured Scientists page.

Posted November 21, 2006 Feature Page

Thin Film Batteries
Courtesy of Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Materials Science and
Technology Division

Thin-Film Lithium Batteries Highlighted at OSTI

Imagine batteries that can be recharged thousands of times; come in any size and shape; and are thin enough to be embedded in skin to assist in heart regulation. The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed just such a high-performance thin-film lithium battery for a variety of technological applications. Teledyne licensed this technology from ORNL to make batteries for medical devices including electrocardiographs. Read more on ORNL's research and other sources of information on thin-film lithium batteries at DOE R&D Accomplishments, a Web portal developed by
OSTI
.

Posted October 17, 2006 Feature Page


DOE Nobel Laureate Information at OSTI

As Nobel Prize winners are announced this week, discover the rich history of Department of Energy Nobel Laureates at the DOE R&D Accomplishments Web site. This Web site is a central forum for remarkable advances in science that were the outcomes of past DOE research and development. Included is the complete roster of 84 Nobel Laureates since 1934 that are associated with DOE and its predecessor agencies. Read more about George F. Smoot, the 2006 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, announced today. Also, recently added to the roster was Steven Chu, a 1997 winner and now director of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Check DOE R&D Accomplishments regularly for additional updates and features.

Posted October 3, 2006 Feature Page

Leon Lederman
Courtesy of Fermilab

OSTI features Nobel Prize winner Leon Lederman

Read about this second son of Russian–Jewish parents who, along with his research partners, won the 1988 Nobel Prize in physics for "transforming the ghostly neutrino into an active tool of research."The OSTI-developed and -managed Web site, DOE R&D Accomplishments, has posted a feature highlighting Leon Lederman, who proposed the idea that eventually became the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. In addition to the Lederman feature, explore two additions to the Snapshots page: Argonne Licenses Anti-Jet-Lag-Diet Software to Online Company and Discoveries at Fermilab. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about the outcomes of past DOE research and development.

Posted August 8, 2006 Feature Page

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AEC Information Retrieval experiment

OSTI Highlights "AEC Information Retrieval Experiment"

One of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) News Releases for the week ending August 5, 1970 was about a successful worldwide information retrieval experiment. The AEC experiment demonstrated that a terminal in Paris could search a computer in California and display the resulting bibliographic citations on a screen in Paris. OSTI has featured the AEC experiment at its DOE R&D Accomplishments Web site. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about the outcomes of past DOE R&D that have had significant economic impact, have improved people's lives, or have been widely recognized as a remarkable advance in science.

Posted June 6, 2006 Feature Page

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A Puzzle at OSTI's Celebrating Einstein Site

Take equal masses of lead and aluminum. Heat them until their temperatures are both 10 degrees higher. Will it take the same amount of heat for each? Find out the surprising solution at OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments Featured Nugget, "Solid Cold."

Posted September 20, 2005 Celebrating Einstein


Martin Perl
Courtesy AIP
Emilio Segrè
Visual
Archives
, W.F. Meggers
Gallery of Nobel Laureates

New Features at OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments

Two Noble Laureate features have been added to OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments Web site: William A. Fowler shared the 1983 Nobel Prize in physics for his research into the creation of chemical elements inside stars, and Martin L. Perl, a professor at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in physics for his 1975 discovery of a new elementary particle known as the tau lepton.

Feature Page Posted September 6, 2005 Feature Page
Sheldon Glashow
Courtesy AIP Emilio
Segrè Visual Archives,
Segrè Collection
Steven Weinberg
Courtesy
Dr. Steven Weinberg

New Features at OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments

Two Noble Laureate features have been added to OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments Web site: William A. Fowler shared the 1983 Nobel Prize in physics for his research into the creation of chemical elements inside stars, and Martin L. Perl, a professor at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in physics for his 1975 discovery of a new elementary particle known as the tau lepton.

Feature Page Posted September 6, 2005 Feature Page

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