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Fluorsecence micrograph of Nostoc showing heterocyst (box)09.01.12Science Highlights

Genetic Regulation of Differentiated Microbial Filaments

Discovering how a microbe makes complex structures to perform complex functions. Read More »

The structure on the left shows the arrangement of atoms in a portion of the photosynthetic PSII complex that uses light to oxidize water.09.01.12Science Highlights

Mimicking Photosynthesis for Production of Solar Fuels

A step closer to an artificial system using sunlight to produce hydrogen from water Read More »

Poplar trees09.01.12Science Highlights

How Does a Poplar Tree Make its Wood?

Knowing how Poplar trees make wood enables us to optimize their use for bioenergy production. Read More »

Photograph of the R/V Atlantis at dock in California during the 2010 CalNex study.09.01.12Science Highlights

Are the Effects of Black Carbon Overestimated in Climate Models?

Atmospheric black carbon may not cause as much warming of the climate as we thought. Read More »

Graphical representation of enzyme network necessary for metabolism.09.01.12Science Highlights

Understanding the Number of Different Substrates Used by Enzymes

Enzyme “promiscuity” and “monogamy” play a significant role in myriad biochemical reactions. Read More »

Hurricane Omar09.01.12Science Highlights

Fresh Water Feeds Hurricanes’ Fury

Understanding factors influencing a cyclone’s path and intensity improves our ability to forecast and mitigate impacts. Read More »

Typical structure of a peeling – ballooning mode in the DIII-D tokamak, calculated by the MHD stability code ELITE.09.01.12Science Highlights

New Theoretical Model of the Complex Edge Region of Fusion Plasmas Proves Accurate

New research advances in the modeling of the critical “pedestal” region of tokamak plasmas. Read More »

Illustration of molecular and genetic interactions visualized by Cytoscape demonstrating the complexity of mapping biochemical reactions.09.01.12Science Highlights

Roadmaps for All Atoms in Biochemical Reactions

How atoms move in biochemical reactions - a fast and accurate method to model all the atoms. Read More »

SLAC Director Persis Drell speaks during a special dinner at the Stanford Faculty Club on Friday. Also during the dinner, Barry C. Barish, past president of the American Physical Society and an emeritus physics professor at the California Institute of Technology, presented a plaque, pictured at right, on behalf of APS recognizing SLAC as a historic site for its many groundbreaking discoveries in science. (Photo by Matt Beardsley) 08.29.12From the Labs

That’s a Wrap on the 50th Anniversary of SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryExternal link

Lab celebrates five decades of discovery . . . and looks forward to many more years of outstanding science. Read More »

Simulated structures showing the starting material of carbon-60 “buckyballs” (magenta) and m-xylene solvent (blue) before being compressed.08.27.12Article

Dented Diamonds, Carbon Cages and Exceptional Potential

Office of Science supported researchers develop new material with amazing hardness and exciting possibilities. Read More »

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