The awards for research excellence just keep stacking up for Andrew Fidler, former Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program intern at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. Fidler’s latest award, a Director's Fellowship, comes from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Department of Energy national laboratory where he’s currently serving as a postdoctoral fellow. (05/14/15)
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Learning the language of cell life: Ames Laboratory scientists use genetic markers to discover the rhizosphere
It’s a science lesson so fundamental that we teach it to small children, planting bean seeds in Styrofoam cups: plants take nutrients from the soil to grow.
It is surprising, then, that the complex interchange between the microorganisms in soils and the cellular activities of plants’ root systems, what scientists call the rhizosphere, remains one of science’s great mysteries. (11/20/2014)
Scientists with ties to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created two spin-off companies based on open-source software developed at Ames Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory. Both companies, AgSolver Inc. and Praxik, got their beginnings from DOE research and development of computational tools used to analyze large and complex data sets. (10/28/14)
Using the second fastest supercomputer in the world, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is attempting to develop a more efficient process for purifying rare-earth materials. (06/09/14)
Do grown-up scientists outgrow Legos?
It's not a scientific mystery Ames Laboratory is currently researching; but we recently caught up with Alex King, director of the Critical Materials Institute at the Ames Laboratory for a little show and tell. (06/04/14)