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Three images of actuators shown in a micrograph. 12.18.12FROM THE LABS

Flexing fingers for micro-robotics:External link

Berkeley Lab scientists create a powerful, microscale actuator.
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A map of intensities merged using the CrystFEL software.12.17.12Article

Lights in the Darkness . . . and Hope from the Labs

Research at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory provides new insights into two terrible diseases.

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2013 National Science Bowl12.12.12Article

A Present . . . And A Future

Students are hitting the books – instead of the mall – in preparation for the 2013 National Science Bowl.
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3 CT scan images of ceramic composites 12.10.12FROM THE LABS

Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test:External link

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Real-Time CT-Scan Test Rig For Ceramic Composites at Ultrahigh Temperatures.

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Microscopic image of heat-sensitive microspheres. 12.05.12Article

Preventing Laptop Fires and “Thermal Runaway”

Researchers point to “self-healing” materials as a potential means of improving lithium ion battery safety. Read More »

Two images of silicon atoms12.03.12Article

Lasting Gifts From Carbon Connections

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory open new views of graphene, which may help unlock its potential for a vast range of products.

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A photo of a scientist holding a battery. 11.30.12FROM THE LABS

Team Led by Argonne National Lab Selected as DOE’s Advanced Battery and Energy Storage Hub

Energy Department Announces Team to Receive up to $120 Million Over 5 Years.

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Image of two physicists looking through a microscope. 11.28.12FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Scientists Capture Lithium-Ion Batteries in Nanoscale ActionExternal link

New imaging techniques track lithium-ion reactions in real-time, offering clues to engineering more powerful, longer-lasting batteries.

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Two images of a simulation of crack initiation in a metallic glass. 11.26.12FROM THE LABS

Modeling the Breaking Points of Metallic GlassesExternal link

Berkeley Lab provides new insights into these ultra-tough materials with many potential applications.

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A technician working on the BaBar detector. 11.19.12FROM THE LABS

BaBar Experiment Confirms Time AsymmetryExternal link

Time's quantum arrow has a preferred direction, new analysis shows.
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