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University California Berkeley 06.15.15University Research

Newfound Groups of Bacteria Are Mixing Up the Tree of LifeExternal link

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have identified more than 35 new groups of bacteria, clarifying a mysterious branch of the tree of life that has been hazy because these microbes can’t be reared and studied in the lab. Read More »

06.15.15USER FACILITY

Automating Microbial Genome Sequence DecontaminationExternal link

A team from the Prokaryotic Super Program at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has developed the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft genomes. Read More »

06.15.15FROM THE LABS

Argonne Scientists Announce First Room-Temperature Magnetic Skyrmion BubblesExternal link

Researchers at UCLA and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. Read More »

A team led by Argonne National Lab’s Dr. Vojislav Stamenkovic and Berkeley Lab’s Professor Peidong Yang designed platinum-nickel nanoframes with multilayered platinum skin structure. The structure catalyzes the oxygen reduction reaction (shown here) on the surface.06.15.15ARTICLE

The Perils of Platinum

Curtailing precious metal use to bring new energy storage and production online. Read More »

06.12.15FROM THE LABS

LHC Physicists Preserve Native American VoicesExternal link

Physicists are using LHC detector technology to retrieve Native American music from old recordings. Read More »

06.12.15FROM THE LABS

A Bright Light for Ultrafast Snapshots of MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way of producing an efficient, high-repetition-rate XUV source for use in obtaining rapid, sharp images of electronic structure. Read More »

06.12.15USER FACILITY

3D Potential Through Laser AnnihilationExternal link

A team of scientists at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF’s) are using the power of ALCF’s IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, Mira, to reveal the atomic structures behind the scatterings left by ultra intense bursts from x-ray lasers. Read More »

06.11.15FROM THE LABS

Newly Discovered Property Could Help Beat the Heat Problem in Computer ChipsExternal link

X-ray studies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have for the first time observed an exotic property that could warp the electronic structure of a material in a way that reduces heat buildup and improves performance in ever-smaller computer components. Read More »

06.11.15FROM THE LABS

Investigating Buried Interfaces in Ferroelectric MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the Soleil Synchrotron in Paris decode interface switching effects in ferroelectric memories. Read More »

University of Maryland 06.11.15University Research

Aluminum-Atom Coating Could Revive Lithium Anodes' UseExternal link

Researchers University of Maryland’s Department of Materials Science and the Institute for Systems Research have found a way to coat corrosive but highly energetic lithium metal anodes with an atoms-thick layer of alumina to make lithium-ion batteries last longer. Read More »

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