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A group of students and a teacher holding a banner.02.25.13Article

The Award for Best Science Challenge . . . Goes To A Competition Like No Other

Many more schools will head to the D.C. stage as winners of this past weekend’s regional competitions for the National Science Bowl. See the newest finalists, and return for future updates here:

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A photo of a scientists in a lab. 02.22.13PRESS RELEASE

Office of Science Collaborates with Federal Partners to Plan for Comprehensive Public Access to Research ResultsExternal link

Transparency of federally funded scientific research will expand the frontiers of knowledge. Read More »


Searching for the Solar System’s Chemical RecipeExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s Chemical Dynamics Beamline points to why isotope ratios in interplanetary dust and meteorites differ from Earth’s. Read More »

An image of gasses passing through a green block.02.21.13Article

Sweet Sunbeams and Creative Catalysts

X-ray laser look at photosynthesis in action may open many possibilities.

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Synthetic molecule first electricity-making catalyst to use iron to split hydrogen gasExternal link

Fast and efficient biologically inspired catalyst could someday make fuel cells cheaper. Read More »


A Cyclotron’s Long Journey HomeExternal link

One of the world’s first working circular particle accelerators returns to Berkeley Lab—75 years later. Read More »


Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Facilitating Access to Department of Energy Information

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched the National Library of Energy (NLE), a virtual library and open government resource to advance energy literacy, innovation and security. Read More »

A group of students and a teacher holding a banner.02.19.13Article

A Competition Like No Other Heats Up

Just a few weeks remaining in the National Science Bowl’s regional competitions. See the newest finalists, and return for future updates here:

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Proof: Cosmic Rays Come from Exploding StarsExternal link

Menlo Park, Calif. — A new study confirms what scientists have long suspected: Cosmic rays – energetic particles that pelt Earth from all directions – are born in the violent aftermath of supernovas, exploding stars throughout the galaxy. Read More »

An image of a artifical retina.02.14.13PRESS REALEASE

FDA Approves First Bionic Eye for the Blind

Decade of Department of Energy research played a key role in the technology.
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