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Chuck Black of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials displays a nanotextured square of silicon on top of an ordinary silicon wafer. 01.21.15FROM THE LABS

Self-Assembled Nanotextures Create Antireflective Surface on Silicon Solar CellsExternal link

Nanostructured surface textures—with shapes inspired by the structure of moths' eyes—prevent the reflection of light off silicon, improving conversion of sunlight to electricity. Read More »

01.21.15USER FACILITIES

Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear MatterExternal link

Using supercomputing resources at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. Read More »

University of Harvard 01.21.15University Research

No Escape: Researchers Create Safety Lock for Genetically Modified OrganismsExternal link

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have engineered a strain of E. coli to be dependent on a synthetic amino acid, which may prove useful as a biocontainment strategy. Read More »

Stanford University 01.21.15University Research

Stanford Engineers Use Brilliant X-rays to Illuminate Catalysis, Revise TheoriesExternal link

Using high-brilliance X-rays in a new way, Stanford engineers observed electrons at work during catalytic reactions. Their findings challenge long-held theories about some catalysts, opening the door to new or improved renewable energy applications. Read More »

01.21.15FROM THE LABS

Screening Plants for Potential Natural Products the New Fashioned WayExternal link

Contrary to conventional wisdom, an international collaboration of scientists led by Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrated that cultures of plants grown in labs show sufficient biodiversity to be used for natural product screening. Read More »

A central chamber of an MRI magnet. 01.20.15FROM THE LABS

20-Ton Magnet Heads to New YorkExternal link

A superconducting magnet begins its journey from SLAC laboratory in California to Brookhaven Lab in New York. Read More »

01.20.15FROM THE LABS

Self-destructive Effects of Magnetically-doped Ferromagnetic Topological InsulatorsExternal link

Research conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and published in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed extreme disorder in a fundamental property of the surface electrons known as the "Dirac mass." Read More »

University California San Diego 01.16.15University Research

Aircraft, Research Vessel, and Ground Stations Will Gather Data to Improve What is Known About Factors Affecting Precipitation as California’s Drought ContinuesExternal link

Study will help provide a better understanding of how California gets its rain and snow, how human activities are influencing precipitation, and how the new science provides potential to inform water management decisions relating to drought and flood. Read More »

01.16.15FROM THE LABS

Solving an Organic Semiconductor MysteryExternal link

Naomi Ginsberg, a faculty chemist with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, led a team that used a unique form of microscopy to study the domain interfaces within an especially high-performing solution-processed organic semiconductor called TIPS-pentacene. Read More »

01.14.15FROM THE LABS

Dark Horse of the Dark Matter HuntExternal link

Scientists on ADMX – short for the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment, which is supported by the Office of Science and the National Science Foundation – are searching for hypothetical particles called axions. The axion is a dark matter candidate that is also a bit of a dark horse. Read More »

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