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12.04.13FROM THE LABS

Remembrances of Things Past: Berkeley Lab Researchers Discover Nanoscale Shape-Memory OxideExternal link

A research team at Berkeley Lab has discovered a way to introduce a recoverable strain into bismuth ferrite of up to 14-percent on the nanoscale, larger than any shape-memory effect observed in a metal. This discovery opens the door to applications in a wide range of fields, including medical, energy and electronics. Read More »

AAAS Logo12.03.13ARTICLE

Office of Science Salutes its New AAAS Fellows

Ten researchers join a distinguished company at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read More »

12.02.13FROM THE LABS

Newly ID’d Protein Provides Target for Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital BacteriumExternal link

Researchers have made inroads into tackling a bacterium that plagues hospitals and is highly resistant to most antibiotics. They determined the 3-D structure and likely function of a new protein in this common bacterium that attacks those with compromised immune systems.
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The Penning trap was used to precisely measure the masses of isotopes provided by CARIBU.12.01.13Science Highlight

Modeling Cosmic Nucleosynthesis

First measurements of isotopes produced by Argonne’s new CARIBU facility provide insight into the creation of the elements in the universe. Read More »

Scanning electron microscope image of sulfur graphene oxide.11.27.13Article

Toward 300 Miles on a Single Charge?

Berkeley Lab scientists design a high-performance, long cycle-life lithium-sulfur battery. Read More »

11.27.13FROM THE LABS

How Scavenging Fungi Became a Plant’s Best Friend

Glomeromycota is an ancient lineage of fungi that has a symbiotic relationship with roots that goes back nearly 420 million years to the earliest plants. More than two thirds of the world’s plants depend on this soil-dwelling symbiotic fungus to survive, including critical agricultural crops such as wheat, cassava, and rice. Read More »

11.26.13FROM THE LABS

Lingering Clouds, Lasting AnswersExternal link

PNNL study shows why pollution results in larger, deeper and longer lasting storm clouds, leading to colder days and warmer nights. Read More »

11.25.13FROM THE LABS

What happens at Oak Ridge National Lab and why does it matter?External link

Hear from the scientists themselves in this new video. Read More »

Brookhaven Lab physicist Antonio Checco.11.25.13ARTICLE

Singin’ in the Rain

Ultra water-repellent material developed at Brookhaven Lab may lead to many warming applications. Read More »

11.22.13FROM THE LABS

Will 2-D Tin be the Next Super Material?External link

Theorists predict new single-layer material could go beyond graphene, conducting electricity with 100 percent efficiency at room temperature. Read More »

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