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06.01.15User Facility

Using Robots at Berkeley Lab, Scientists Assemble Promising Antimicrobial CompoundsExternal link

Researchers from Denmark’s Roskilde University used the first-class capabilities of the Molecular Foundry – an Office of Science User Facility – to create new compounds which may eventually be useful against drug-resistant bacteria. Read More »

06.01.15From the Labs

Meraculous: Deciphering the ‘Book of Life’ With SupercomputersExternal link

By applying some novel algorithms, computational techniques and the innovative programming language Unified Parallel C (UPC) to the cutting-edge de novo genome assembly tool Meraculous, a team of scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)’s Computational Research Division (CRD), Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and UC Berkeley, simplified and sped up genome assembly, reducing a months-long process to mere minutes. Read More »

Radium-224/lead-212 generator with the shield cap removed to show the tubing connections to the column.06.01.15Science Highlight

DOE Isotope Program Announces Availability of Radionuclide Generators for Medical Research

Lead and bismuth systems are being produced to fill the nation’s need for short-lived, alpha-emitting isotopes. Read More »

Tons of volcanic ash entered the atmosphere in 2010 when the Icelandic volcano erupted. 05.28.15From the Labs

From Fire to IceExternal link

Volcanic ash proves inefficient cloud ice maker. Read More »

05.28.15From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Scientist Invents New Technique to Understand Cloud BehaviorExternal link

With two off-the-shelf digital cameras situated about 1 kilometer apart facing Miami’s Biscayne Bay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists David Romps and Rusen Oktem are collecting three-dimensional data on cloud behavior that have never been possible to collect before. Read More »

05.28.15From the Labs

The ‘Why’ of ModelsExternal link

A team led by Oak Ridge National Lab spearheads approach to improve ecosystem models with experimental data. Read More »

Michigan University 05.28.15University Research

Pinpointing Natural Cancer Drug's True Origins Brings Sustainable Production a Step CloserExternal link

Researchers at the University of Michigan discover that the anti-cancer medicine trabectedin is made by microbes living within sea squirts. Read More »

05.28.15From the Labs

Spiraling Laser Pulses Could Change the Nature of GrapheneExternal link

A new study at SLAC predicts that researchers could use spiraling pulses of laser light to change the nature of graphene, turning it from a metal into an insulator and giving it other peculiar properties that might be used to encode information. Read More »

05.27.15Press Release

Nomination Deadlines for the Fermi and Lawrence Awards Extended Until June 30, 2015

The Office of Science is accepting nominations for the 2015 Enrico Fermi and E.O. Lawrence Awards through June 30, 2015. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 05.27.15University Research

Linking Superconductivity and StructureExternal link

New research from a team including Carnegie’s Elissaios Stavrou, Xiao-Jia Chen, and Alexander Goncharov hones in on the structural changes underlying superconductivity in iron arsenide compounds—those containing iron and arsenic. Read More »

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