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09.02.15User Facility

Global Team Seeks Individual X-ray Portraits of Active Viruses, Bacteria and Cell ComponentsExternal link

A major international collaboration launched by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is laying the technical groundwork for taking individual, atomic-scale portraits of intact viruses, living bacteria and other microscopic samples using the brightest X-ray light on Earth. Read More »

California Institute of Technology 09.02.15University Research

New, Ultrathin Optical Devices Shape Light in Exotic WaysExternal link

Caltech engineers have created flat devices capable of manipulating light in ways that are very difficult or impossible to achieve with conventional optical components. Read More »

09.02.15From the Labs

Time-Lapse Analysis Offers New Look at How Cells Repair DNA DamageExternal link

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a computerized way to measure DNA repair in thousands of human mammary epithelial cells before and after they’re exposed to ionizing radiation. Read More »

Assembly of the Majorana Demonstrator Module 1 detectors.09.01.15Science Highlight

The Majorana Demonstrator: First Module of Germanium Detectors Comes Online

The Majorana experiment begins its search for neutrinoless double-beta decay. Read More »

On the left: Fluorescent microscope image shows artificial bioreactors composed of sugar-based dextran polymer solution (blue) encapsulated within a shell of lipid vesicles (red). On the right: schematic illustration of what the vesicles look like at the aqueous/aqueous interface. Blue and yellow shading indicate the interior and exterior solutions.09.01.15Science Highlight

New Artificial Cells Mimic Nature’s Tiny Reactors

A new approach creates microscale bioreactors for studying complex reactions for energy production and storage. Read More »

Three Ti:Saphire laser system used for three-step resonance ionization of Uranium (U), Thorium (Th), and Paladium (Pd).09.01.15Science Highlight

Laser Detection of Actinides and Other Elements

New technique measures uranium, thorium, and palladium with efficiencies up to 500 times greater than current standard. Read More »

Left: Boron-10 coated commercial silver-doped ZnS screens are used to capture ultracold neutrons directly; Right: A large area detector prototype is being examined in a light-tight box. An array of wavelength-shifting scintillator fibers is used to collect light from a 0.5 m by 0.3 m surface.09.01.15Science Highlight

A Large-Area Detector for Fundamental Neutron Science

New scalable cost-effective ultracold neutron detector has many applications. Read More »

09.01.15From the Labs

Gaming Computers Offer Huge, Untapped Energy Savings PotentialExternal link

Berkeley Lab energy analysis finds gaming computers consume $10 billion in electricity per year. Read More »

University of Nebraska-Lincoln 09.01.15University Research

Fuchs Leads First Team to Observe X-Ray PhenomenonExternal link

Using an enormous X-ray laser — one of only two such machines on Earth — UNL physicist Matthias Fuchs and other scientists from around the world beat formidable odds to observe one of the most fundamental interactions between X-rays and matter. Read More »

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider's PHENIX detector. 09.01.15From the Labs

Tiny Drops of Early Universe 'Perfect' FluidExternal link

First results from collisions of three-particle ions with gold nuclei reveal clear-cut evidence of primordial soup's signature particle flow. Read More »

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