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Two images of microbatteries, right image has casing around it.06.24.13Article

“Printing” Tiny Batteries

Researchers use sophisticated 3D printing techniques to create batteries the size of a grain of sand. Read More »


Ames Laboratory Scientists Solve Riddle of Strangely Behaving Magnetic MaterialExternal link

Materials scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have found an accurate way to explain the magnetic properties of a compound that has mystified the scientific community for decades. Read More »


Nigel Lockyer of Canada’s TRIUMF Lab Named Fermilab DirectorExternal link

Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada’s TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia, has been selected to become the next director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. A suite of new projects awaits Lockyer at Fermilab, which is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics research. Read More »

A photo of Supernova 2011fe in the Big Dipper. 06.19.13FROM THE LABS

Unusual Supernova is Doubly Unusual for Being Perfectly NormalExternal link

The “Backyard Supernova,” sets new standard for normal Type Ia’s. Read More »


Scientists Combine X-rays and Microscopes for Precise ExperimentsExternal link

By pairing the capabilities of X-ray analysis and extremely precise microscopy, scientists at Argonne have developed a way to simultaneously determine the physical structure and chemical makeup of materials at close to the atomic level. Read More »

A photo of a diver in the ocean.06.17.13FROM THE LABS

Cracking a Cold Case and Enduring Mystery

Researchers use Berkeley Lab’s advanced technology to reveal the secrets of ancient concrete. Read More »


Discovery of New Material State Counterintuitive to Laws of PhysicsExternal link

When you squeeze something, it gets smaller. Unless you’re at Argonne National Laboratory. Read More »


Massive Particle Storage Ring to Begin 3,200-Mile Trek on SundayExternal link

How do you move a 50-foot-wide, circular electromagnet from Long Island to the Chicago suburbs in one piece without flexing or twisting it? Very, very carefully. Read More »


Ames Laboratory Scientists Discover New Family of QuasicrystalsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered a new family of rare-earth quasicrystals using an algorithm they developed to help pinpoint them. Their research resulted in finding the only known magnetic rare earth icosahedral binary quasicrystals, now providing a “matched set” of magnetic quasicrystals and their closely related periodic cousins. Read More »

A photo of a cloud data center. 06.12.13FROM THE LABS

Berkeley Lab Study Finds Moving Select Computer Services to the Cloud Promises Significant Energy SavingsExternal link

Sky is the limit for potential savings from moving software applications to centralized systems. Read More »

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