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Protons Power Protein Portal to Push Zinc Out of CellsExternal link

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report they have deciphered the inner workings of a protein called YiiP that prevents the lethal buildup of zinc inside bacteria. Read MoreExternal linkage

Thymine – the molecule in the foreground – is one of the four basic building blocks that make up the double helix of DNA. 06.23.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Use X-rays to Look at How DNA Protects Itself from UV LightExternal link

SLAC research reveals rapid DNA changes that act as molecular sunscreen. Read MoreExternal linkage


Clouds Up CloseExternal link

Study shows that current climate models lacking high spatial resolution are biased toward accelerating the transition from stratocumulus clouds to cumulus clouds. The findings could lead to more accurate climate projections and the development and implementation of better-informed policies related to climate change. Read MoreExternal linkage


Winter's Over & It's Time to Grow Again--How Does a Tree Know?External link

A team led by molecular geneticists from Michigan Technological University has identified and characterized a gene that tells a poplar tree when winter ends and a spring growing season begins. Read MoreExternal linkage

An X-ray laser pulse at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source probes a supercooled water droplet (center, left). 06.19.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Take First Dip into Water’s Mysterious ‘No Man’s Land’External link

Observations of the strange state of liquid water in frozen conditions made by scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will improve our understanding of the ubiquitous but unusual H2O. Read MoreExternal linkage


New Los Alamos Approach May be Key to Quantum Dot Solar Cells with Real Gains in EfficiencyExternal link

Researchers have demonstrated an almost four-fold boost of the carrier multiplication yield with nanoengineered quantum dots. Read MoreExternal linkage

We live atop the thinnest layer of the Earth: the crust. Below is the mantle (red), outer core (orange), and finally inner core (yellow-white). 06.18.14FROM THE LABS

Composition of Earth’s Mantle RevisitedExternal link

Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source recently suggested that the makeup of the Earth’s mantle is significantly different from what was previously thought. Read MoreExternal linkage


Dynamic Spectroscopy DuoExternal link

2D electronic-vibrational spectroscopy technique provides unprecedented look into photochemical reactions. Read MoreExternal linkage


DOE Awards $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research

WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the awarding of $100 million for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy. Read More »


Vast Data Collections for Complex Climate Systems: Meet Alice CialettaExternal link

Rising sea levels, more frequent heat waves, and heavy precipitation are just some of the effects associated with climate change. Meet Brookhaven Lab's Alice Cialella, who with her team keeps track of data climate scientists use to accurately forecast what Earth's climate will be like years from now. Read MoreExternal linkage

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