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Two Teams Win Regional National Science Bowl Competitions, Secure Spots in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that two teams of students — one middle school and one high school — won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. Read More »

From left, Brett Helms, Frank Ogletree and Sumanjeet Kaur at the Molecular Foundry. 01.22.14FROM THE LABS

Cooling Microprocessors with Carbon NanotubesExternal link

Technique from Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry could also work with graphene.
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Highly Efficient Broadband Terahertz Radiation from MetamaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have demonstrated broadband terahertz (THz) wave generation using metamaterials. The discovery may help develop noninvasive imaging and sensing, and make possible THz-speed information communication, processing and storage. Read More »


Welcome to the DarkSide: Project Aims to Find Particles of Dark MatterExternal link

In a laboratory under a mountain 80 miles east of Rome this fall, a Princeton-led international team switched on a new experiment aimed at finding a mysterious substance that makes up a quarter of the universe but has never been seen. Read More »


Hugging Hemes Help Electrons HopExternal link

Novel biological mechanism relays electrons in proteins in mineral-breathing bacteria important for energy-related research. Read More »


Berkeley Lab and Cal State Long Beach Researchers Launch ‘Kelp Watch’ to Determine Extent of Fukushima ContaminationExternal link

Researchers from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have launched “Kelp Watch 2014,” a scientific campaign designed to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. Read More »


Adding Students and Multiplying Scientists

The 2014 National Science Bowl is set to begin. Read More »


Cobalt Catalysts Allow Researchers to Duplicate the Complicated Steps of PhotosynthesisExternal link

In a new study, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a new, more efficient way to link a less expensive synthetic cobalt-containing catalyst to an organic light-sensitive molecule, called a chromophore. Read More »

The Enrico Fermi Award.01.13.14PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Names Scientists Bard and Sessler as Enrico Fermi Award Recipients

On Monday, February 3rd, Secretary Moniz will present one of the government’s most prestigious awards for scientific achievement to two of the nation’s most distinguished researchers. Read More »


Battery Development May Extend Range of Electric CarsExternal link

New anode quadruples life of lithium-sulfur battery, could also help store renewable energy more cheaply. Read More »

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