Latest News Releases

  • 07/08/2010

    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.




     
  • 05/06/2010

    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.




     
  • 04/28/2010

    Three U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory scientists have won national Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.




     
  • 04/04/2010

    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.




     
  • 03/16/2010

    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.”




     
  • 03/01/2010

    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.




     
  • 02/22/2010

    Teams of middle schools students from across Iowa will converge on Ames for the Seventh Annual Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl, Feb. 26 and 27, 2010.




     
  • 02/16/2010

    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.




     
  • 01/30/2010

    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.




     
  • 01/22/2010

    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.