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A recent climate modeling study indicates that global land use strategies that protect tropical forests—such Brazil’s Caxiuanã National Forest, shown here—could dramatically reduce air warming projected in these regions.04.01.13Science Highlights

Assessing Climate Impacts of Expanding Biofuel Crops

Model indicates increased cultivation could benefit tropical areas. Read More »

Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration04.01.13Science Highlights

How Accelerator Physicists Save Time

A boosted frame of reference boosts the speed of calculations. Read More »

03.29.13FROM THE LABS

Making Do with More: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Engineer Plant Cell Walls to Boost Sugar Yields for BiofuelsExternal link

Using the tools of synthetic biology, JBEI researchers are engineering healthy plants whose lignocellulosic biomass can more easily be broken down into simple sugars for the production of clean, green and renewable advanced biofuels. Read More »

03.29.13FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Science Associates Names Doon Gibbs Director of Brookhaven National LaboratoryExternal link

The Board of Directors of Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) today named Interim Laboratory Director Doon Gibbs as the next Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective immediately Read More »

03.28.13FROM THE LABS

NOvA neutrino detector records first 3-D particle tracksExternal link

Using the first completed section of the NOvA neutrino detector, scientists have begun collecting data from cosmic rays—particles produced by a constant rain of atomic nuclei falling on the Earth’s atmosphere from space . Read More »

03.27.13FROM THE LABS

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 »

03.26.13FROM THE LABS

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 »

03.22.13FROM THE LABS

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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