Critical materials assessment tags potential supply chain bottlenecks

Global production of LED lights, wind turbine generators, EV batteries and more require critical materials that are in high demand. A new report, led by scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, assesses rare materials and their supply.

American nuclear power plants are among the most secure in the world — what if they could be less expensive, too?

Argonne collaborates with Purdue University on new research aimed at lowering the cost of developing small nuclear reactors.

Media Tip: First of its kind dataset shows future flooding risk at neighborhood level

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory used supercomputing resources to develop a new dataset for estimating increased flood risk from climate change during the mid-21st century.

Argonne event helps Hispanic students explore their dreams of STEM careers

Forty eighth grade students — many originally from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and elsewhere — learned firsthand how scientists of Hispanic/Latino heritage contribute to science during the 18th annual Hispanic/Latino Education Outreach Day at Argonne.

Department of Energy CyberForce Competition® 2023: Cultivating tomorrow’s cybersecurity leaders today

DOE’s CyberForce Competition on Nov. 4, led by Argonne National Laboratory, aims to bolster cybersecurity knowledge and skills among students and professionals, addressing critical infrastructure and cyber-physical threats.

A revolution in the making

Argonne National Laboratory is shaping Industry 4.0 with groundbreaking research into advanced ways of making things more effective, efficient and economical, using the most cutting-edge materials and processes, with the lowest possible environmental impact.

Can a roof’s material cool the outside air and lower energy demand?

To help understand how climate is affecting urban communities, researchers at Argonne examined different types of roofing materials and their impact on near-surface temperature and cooling energy demand through regional modeling in the Chicago area.

Expertise in 3D printing — and a little sabotage — reveal new heights and less waste

In ideal manufacturing, 3D printing reduces waste, uses less energy and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions. An entrepreneur and scientist at Argonne National Laboratory are working together to make this future ideal a reality.

Projects to fight biological threats receive $5 million in federal funding

To help computer models better mimic reality, Argonne National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories will collaborate on agent-based modeling projects.

Li-Bridge outlines steps for U.S. to double annual lithium battery revenues to $33 billion and provide 100,000 jobs by 2030

A public-private alliance, convened by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by Argonne National Laboratory, released an action plan to accelerate the creation of a robust domestic manufacturing base and supply chain for lithium-based batteries.

ComEd report shows how science and supercomputers help utilities adapt to climate change

Shifting climates are causing utility companies to take a closer look at the current and future power needs of their customers. Northern Illinois’ ComEd and Argonne National Laboratory used science to glimpse the future.

International experts put Argonne’s cybersecurity defense software through the wringer at NATO’s Cyber Coalition 2022

A slew of emerging technologies that rely on computers and integrated networks are vulnerable to cyberattack. Argonne National Laboratory tested a groundbreaking autonomous software tool to make them more secure at NATO’s flagship cyberdefense event.

Chicago Pile 1: A bold nuclear physics experiment with enduring impact

Enrico Fermi’s Chicago Pile 1 experiment in 1942 launched an atomic age, an unrivaled national laboratory system, fleets of submarines, cancer treatments and the unending promise of clean nuclear energy. Argonne National Laboratory builds on its legacy.

University of Central Florida team protects virtual solar facility to win CyberForce Competition

More than 140 U.S. college teams competed to test their cyber defense skills and protect a fictional electric vehicle manufacturer’s solar installation from simulated cyberattacks.

Collegiate students fired up to protect virtual solar facility from cyberattack

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand. The Department of Energy tasks Argonne National Laboratory with challenging and inspiring college-age students to compete against one another to outsmart cyberattackers in a simulated threat scenario.

5 big strides from Argonne towards nuclear energy’s future

Nuclear energy is an exciting carbon-free energy source. Recent work at Argonne National Laboratory shows how nuclear energy can improve and why it is such an enticing resource in the fight against climate change.