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Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory achieves milestone, completing first part of heart of fusion experimentExternal link

Engineers and technicians at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have completed a crucial stage of the $94 million upgrade of the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX), the Laboratory’s major fusion project. Read More »

An image of a scientist working. 03.27.13FROM THE LABS

Accelerating Particles Accelerates Science — With Big Benefits for SocietyExternal link

Tackling the most challenging problems in accelerator science attracts the world's best and brightest to Brookhaven Lab. It's only natural that ideas and techniques born here take root in new research facilities around the world — and spark a host of spin-off applications for industry, medicine, national security, and more. Read More »


Fake Shewanella reveals how bacteria breathe ironExternal link

Electrons conduct through bacterial proteins directly to minerals containing iron.
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An image of methylmercury03.25.13Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Microbes, Mercury, and Risk

Oak Ridge researchers unlock a genetic key to mercury contamination of the food chain. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Metamaterials to Observe Giant Photonic Spin Hall EffectExternal link

Engineering a unique metamaterial of gold nanoantennas, Berkeley Lab researchers were able to obtain the strongest signal yet of the photonic spin Hall effect, an optical phenomenon of quantum mechanics that could play a prominent role in the future of computing.
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Building the Massive Simulation Sets Essential to Planck ResultsExternal link

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab scientists generate thousands of simulations to analyze the flood of data from the Planck mission. Read More »

A group of students and a teacher holding a banner.03.20.13Article

The Final Brackets Are Being Set . . . For a Competition Like No Other

Two more teams joined the tourney of National Science Bowl finalists. See the newest winners, and return for future updates here.

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Breakthrough Research Shows Chemical Reaction in Real TimeExternal link

Menlo Park, Calif. — The ultrafast, ultrabright X-ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action, an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy sources. Read More »

A group of students and a teacher holding a banner.03.11.13Article

Spring‘ing’ Forward Into the Finals . . . Of A Competition Like No Other

Several more schools leaped over their competitors to become winners of this weekend’s National Science Bowl regional competitions. See the newest finalists, and return for future updates here:

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Long Predicted Atomic Collapse State Observed in GrapheneExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers recreate elusive phenomenon with artificial nuclei. Read More »

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