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Successful Test of New U.S. Magnet Puts Large Hadron Collider on Track for Major UpgradeExternal link

U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories – including Berkeley Lab - collaborate to build the new magnets CERN needs to increase LHC luminosity by an order of magnitude. Read More »


Department of Energy Lab Field Study Will Sample Aerosols from Biomass BurningExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), working with colleagues from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), will conduct a field campaign this summer and fall in the skies over the Pacific Northwest and Tennessee to measure the evolution of aerosols in wildfires and prescribed agriculture burns, respectively. Read More »

An image of the Campanile Probe.07.10.13FROM THE LABS

Office of Science Labs Win 18 “Oscars of Innovation”

Outstanding innovations named R&D 100 Awardees. Read More »

A photo of the mira supercomputer. 07.08.13FROM THE LABS

A Technological “Mira”-cleExternal link

Mira, a world-class supercomputer, was recently dedicated at Argonne National Lab. The amazing capabilities and possibilities of this incredible Office of Science machine are highlighted in a new video. Read More »


New Mira Supercomputer Dedicated at Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) led the dedication of the new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory on Monday, underscoring the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, industrial innovation and our nation’s economic future. Read More »

A photo of three scientists infront of a Center for Functional Nanomaterials instrument.07.02.13FROM THE LABS

Fresh Air That’s as Good as Gold

Brookhaven Lab finds the catalytic mettle in the precious metal. Read More »

Scanning electron micrograph of a new solid electrolyte material (lithium thiophosphate) showing its surface morphology and the nanoscale porosity which are responsible for its high ionic conductivity; Inset shows its crystal structure.07.01.13Science Highlight

New Materials for High-Energy, Long-Life Rechargeable Batteries

Using sulfur-rich, highly ionic compounds as cathodes and electrolytes enables solid-state lithium-sulfur rechargeable batteries. Read More »

The structure of the iron MOF showing iron (orange), nitrogen (blue), and carbon (gray) atoms, as viewed along the triangular channels.07.01.13Science Highlight

Fewer Steps to Higher Octane Gasoline in Petroleum Refining

A novel metal-organic framework (MOF) efficiently separates higher octane components from the low value ones, offering great potential for significant cost reduction in gasoline production. Read More »

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) experiments have been used to visualize the formation of composite particles called “heavy electrons” with the lowering of temperature.07.01.13Science Highlight

Visualizing the Onset of “Heavy Electron” Superconductivity

Electrons can behave as if they are a hundred times heavier than free electrons and superconducting. Read More »

The inside of the University of Texas, Austin, vacuum chamber where electrons were accelerated to 2 GeV.07.01.13Science Highlight

Two GeV Electrons Achieved by Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Scientists at University of Texas, Austin, accelerate electrons to 2 GeV in table top apparatus. Read More »

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