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10.29.14FROM THE LABS

New Lab Startup Afingen Uses Precision Method to Enhance PlantsExternal link

Berkeley Lab breakthrough can lead to cheaper biofuels, improved crops, and new products from plants. Read More »

10.29.14FROM THE LABS

Creating the Coldest Cubic Meter in the UniverseExternal link

A forthcoming neutrino detector will require temperatures approaching absolute zero. Read More »

University California Berkeley 10.28.14University Research

Faster Switching Helps Ferroelectrics Become Viable Replacement for TransistorsExternal link

Ferroelectric materials – commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more – could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers. Read More »

A photo of four voice coil magnets taken from a desktop or laptop computer and their brackets (which have mounting holes).  These magnets are each about 10.5 – 15 grams, 1 - 1.25 inches long.  These ones are colorful, because they have been overheated in the process of separation and demagnetization. Photo supplied by the Ames Laboratory.10.28.14ARTICLE

Silicon Shovels for Rare-Earth Solutions

Office of Science scientists use supercomputers to search for innovative answers to rare-earth supply needs. Read More »

10.28.14FROM THE LABS

Fast Company: Cascade Supercomputer Joins Environmental Molecular Sciences LaboratoryExternal link

Newest supercomputer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is expected to accelerate advances in biology, climate and chemistry. Read More »

Syracuse University 10.28.14University Research

Syracuse Physicists Closer to Understanding Balance of Matter, AntimatterExternal link

Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences have made important discoveries regarding Bs meson particles—something that may explain why the universe contains more matter than antimatter. Read More »

University California Davis 10.27.14University Research

Emergent Behavior Lets Bubbles 'Sense' Environment (video)External link

Tiny bubbles can reorganize their membranes in response to the surrounding environment, according to work carried out in an international collaboration of engineers at the University of California, Davis, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Read More »

Aindrila Mukhopadhyay (left) and Heather Jensen were part of a JBEI team that identified microbial genes which can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of E. coli. 10.27.14FROM THE LABS

Boosting Biogasoline Production in MicrobesExternal link

Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers combine systems biology with genetic engineering to improve production of isopentenol in E. coli. Read More »

10.27.14FROM THE LABS

Tracking Heat-Driven Decay in Leading Electric Vehicle BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven Lab reveal reveal the atomic-scale structural and electronic degradations that plague some rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and make them vulnerable during high-temperature operations. Read More »

Virginia Commonwealth University 10.27.14University Research

Li-ion Batteries Contain Toxic Halogens VCU Physicists DiscoverExternal link

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries could be replaced with halogen-free electrolytes that are nontoxic and environmentally friendly. Read More »

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