The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has won a 2010 R&D 100 Award for osgBullet, a software package that creates 3-D, real-time computer simulations that can help engineers design complex systems ranging from next-generation power plants to highly efficient cars and tomorrow’s video games.
The team of five high school students from Central Academy in Des Moines pocketed a check for $1,000 for their school’s science program by placing in the “Sweet 16” bracket of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2010 National Science Bowl competition, held April 29 through May 3 in Washington D.C.
Two scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have been appointed to National Academies committees. Paul Canfield, Ames Laboratory senior physicist, has been named to the National Academies’ Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee. Pat Thiel, Ames Laboratory senior chemist, has been appointed to the National Academies’ Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., a senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, today cautioned members of a Congressional panel that “rare-earth research in the USA on mineral extraction, rare-earth separation, processing of the oxides into metallic alloys and other useful forms, substitution, and recycling is virtually zero.”
Central Academy Middle School of Des Moines won a pair of matches against Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School of Dubuque here on Saturday to capture the 2010 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl.
A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is using one of the world's most powerful computers to solve mysteries about one of the world's most common substances -- water.
For the second straight year, Des Moines Central Academy emerged as the champion in the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl here on Saturday, Jan. 30. Central Academy didn’t lose a single match in the day-long quiz-bowl event, defeating Ames High School 68-34 in the final match. Dubuque Hempstead finished third and Home Schools of Eastern Iowa was fourth in the event that marked its 20th year.
For the 20th consecutive year, the brightest high school students from across Iowa will travel to Ames on Jan. 30 to compete in the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl.