A view of the Big Area Additive Manufacturing machine that will 3D print molds used to manufacture wind turbine blades. (Image courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Highlight: Teaming Up to Apply Advanced Manufacturing Methods to Wind Turbine Production

Last spring, a 3D-printed replica Shelby Cobra, manufactured at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), visited the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, DC. Now, DOE’s Wind Program and Advanced...

Dr. Paola D'Angelo, a research bioengineer at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, is working on second-skin, chemical-biological protection. The technology will be incorporated into one thin layer of protective fabric and will block and deactivate a number of threats. NSRDEC is working in collaboration with other defense labs and academia. (Image courtesy of U.S. Army/David Kamm, NSRDEC)

Highlight: Natick Scientists Collaborating to Create 'Second-Skin' Protection

Collaboration has long been second nature for researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, and now a partnership is developing "second-skin," chemical-biological protection...

The scientists found that genome instability increases in cells as XPG levels decrease. The green spots mark locations of DNA double-strand breaks. The left image shows normal human cells and the right image shows XPG-depleted cells. (Image courtesy of Berkeley Lab)

Highlight: Scientists Discover Protein’s Starring Role in Genome Stability, and Possibly Cancer Prevention

If you have a soft spot for unsung heroes, you’ll love a DNA repair protein called XPG. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) discovered that XPG plays a previously unknown and...

The protein p97 is trapped in an inactive state by a new inhibitor (red) and the molecule cannot proceed into its normal reaction cycle. (Image courtesy of National Cancer Institute)

Highlight: Cancer Drug Target Visualized at Atomic Resolution

A new study shows that it is possible to use an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to view, in atomic detail, the binding of a potential small molecule drug to a key protein in cancer cells. The cryo-EM images also helped...

Special agent and intelligence analyst trainees learn investigative skills side-by-side during the FBI’s Basic Field Training Course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The course is a new FBI program designed to prepare trainees for collaborative work in the field. (Image courtesy of Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Highlight: Training Together - New FBI Academy Program Integrates Agents and Intelligence Analysts

Today’s special agents and intelligence analysts graduating from the FBI Academy are beginning their first assignments fully prepared for collaborative work in the field thanks to an innovative training program launched in 2015...

An Active Denial System (ADS) parked at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 27, 2016. The ADS is designed to save lives, protect the innocent, and limit collateral damage while effectively repelling adversaries. (Image courtesy of U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Danielle Quilla)

Highlight: Non-Lethal Weapons Technology Demonstrated on MacDill

The Department of Defense (DoD) Non-Lethal Weapons Program has developed technology capable of supporting the operational needs of the U.S. Armed Forces without harming non-combatants and limiting collateral damage...

The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories will help scientists advance laboratory research to real-world applications. Shown here is one of the three 1,000-liter ponds, outfitted with custom lighting and 24-hour advanced hyper spectral monitoring. (Image courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories/Dino Vournas)

Highlight: Algae Raceway Paves Path from Lab to Real-World Applications

In a twist of geometry, an oval can make a line. The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories may be oval in shape, but it paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy...

Low-Cost, Rugged, High-Efficiency Solar Cell. (Image courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Highlight: Simplifying Solar Cells with a New Mix of Materials

An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in solar panels to convert sunlight to electricity...