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A photo of Supernova 2011fe in the Big Dipper. 06.19.13FROM THE LABS

Unusual Supernova is Doubly Unusual for Being Perfectly NormalExternal link

The “Backyard Supernova,” sets new standard for normal Type Ia’s. Read More »

06.19.13FROM THE LABS

Scientists Combine X-rays and Microscopes for Precise ExperimentsExternal link

By pairing the capabilities of X-ray analysis and extremely precise microscopy, scientists at Argonne have developed a way to simultaneously determine the physical structure and chemical makeup of materials at close to the atomic level. Read More »

A photo of a diver in the ocean.06.17.13FROM THE LABS

Cracking a Cold Case and Enduring Mystery

Researchers use Berkeley Lab’s advanced technology to reveal the secrets of ancient concrete. Read More »

06.14.13FROM THE LABS

Discovery of New Material State Counterintuitive to Laws of PhysicsExternal link

When you squeeze something, it gets smaller. Unless you’re at Argonne National Laboratory. Read More »

06.13.13FROM THE LABS

Massive Particle Storage Ring to Begin 3,200-Mile Trek on SundayExternal link

How do you move a 50-foot-wide, circular electromagnet from Long Island to the Chicago suburbs in one piece without flexing or twisting it? Very, very carefully. Read More »

06.12.13FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Scientists Discover New Family of QuasicrystalsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered a new family of rare-earth quasicrystals using an algorithm they developed to help pinpoint them. Their research resulted in finding the only known magnetic rare earth icosahedral binary quasicrystals, now providing a “matched set” of magnetic quasicrystals and their closely related periodic cousins. Read More »

A photo of a cloud data center. 06.12.13FROM THE LABS

Berkeley Lab Study Finds Moving Select Computer Services to the Cloud Promises Significant Energy SavingsExternal link

Sky is the limit for potential savings from moving software applications to centralized systems. Read More »

06.11.13FROM THE LABS

“Popcorn” Particle Pathways Promise Better Lithium-Ion BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP), findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equipment and aircraft. Read More »

A scientist working with a focused-ion beam instrument.06.10.13FROM THE LABS

Bright Lights and Even Brighter Ideas

Office of Science-supported researchers are illuminating the way to better LEDs. Read More »

06.10.13FROM THE LABS

Testing Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Fully Integrated Microfluidic Test-bed for Solar-driven Electrochemical Energy Conversion Systems.
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