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Generations of Supercomputers Pin Down Primordial PlasmaExternal link

As one groundbreaking IBM system retires, a new Blue Gene supercomputer comes online at Brookhaven Lab to help precisely model subatomic interactions. Read More »

Researchers use a near-infrared microscope to read the output of carbon nanotube sensors embedded in an Arabidopsis thaliana plant.03.31.14Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Bionic Plants

Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers. Read More »


A New Angle on Controlling LightExternal link

MIT researchers have produced a system that allows light of any color to pass through only if it is coming from one specific angle; the technique reflects all light coming from other directions. This new approach could ultimately lead to advances in solar photovoltaics, detectors for telescopes and microscopes, and privacy filters for display screens.
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Human-Induced Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango DeltaExternal link

Researchers at the University of Cape Town, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the United Nations Development Programme have analyzed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa—the Okavango River. Read More »


Bacteria That Produces a Rocket-Powering Biofuel Developed by Scientists at Georgia Tech.External link

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications. Read More »


Titan Project Explores the Smallest Building Blocks of MatterExternal link

A team from Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Virginia is working to deepen our understanding of quarks, enlisting the help of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan supercomputer. Read More »

Jiajun Wang, Karen Chen and Jun Wang prepare a sample for study at NSLS beamline X8C. 03.26.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During OperationExternal link

First 3D nanoscale observations of microstructural degradation during charge-discharge cycles could point to new ways to engineer battery electrode materials for better performance. Read More »


Saving the Sunshine for Night: Solar Fuels From Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

Direct visible light water splitting in a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell makes hydrogen for energy storage. Read More »


Lawrence Livermore Scientists Discover Bacterial Resistance to Improve Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Lawrence Livermore researchers discovered a resistance mechanism in a rainforest soil bacterium that enables E. coli to grow and produce biofuel in the presence of ionic liquids at levels that otherwise would be toxic to native strains. Read More »

Argonne Director Peter Littlewood. 03.25.14FROM THE LABS

Peter B. Littlewood Appointed Director of Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

Dr. Littlewood will guide the laboratory’s vision, identify new challenges, and develop a strategy to continue delivering world-renowned, mission-driven research and innovation. Read More »

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