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SLAC Director Persis Drell speaks during a special dinner at the Stanford Faculty Club on Friday. Also during the dinner, Barry C. Barish, past president of the American Physical Society and an emeritus physics professor at the California Institute of Technology, presented a plaque, pictured at right, on behalf of APS recognizing SLAC as a historic site for its many groundbreaking discoveries in science. (Photo by Matt Beardsley) 08.29.12From the Labs

That’s a Wrap on the 50th Anniversary of SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryExternal link

Lab celebrates five decades of discovery . . . and looks forward to many more years of outstanding science. Read More »

Simulated structures showing the starting material of carbon-60 “buckyballs” (magenta) and m-xylene solvent (blue) before being compressed.08.27.12Article

Dented Diamonds, Carbon Cages and Exceptional Potential

Office of Science supported researchers develop new material with amazing hardness and exciting possibilities. Read More »

Graphic with rings around orange/yellow glowing circles: abstract. 08.23.12

Innovation, Security and ScienceExternal link

Director Bill Brinkman describes how the Office of Science is working towards greater energy security in an exclusive interview with International Innovation.pdf file (235KB). Read More »

A snapshot of a helical stack of macryocycles generated in the computer simulation. 08.20.12Article

Rich Rewards for Pore Research

Office of Science supported efforts lead to the creation of stable, self-assembling pores. Read More »

A fluorescent micrograph capturing the presence of bacteria (shown in green) on the surface of an emerging Arabidopsis lateral root (plant nuclei shown in blue). 08.13.12Article

Rooted in Wonder

Joint Genome Institute study reveals amazing world underfoot. Read More »

BOSS is capturing accurate spectra for millions of astronomical objects by using 2,000 plug plates that are placed at the Sloan Foundation Telescope's focal plane. Each of the 1,000 holes drilled in a single plug plate captures the light from a specific galaxy, quasar, or other target, and conveys its light to a sensitive spectrograph through an optical fiber. The plates are marked to indicate which holes belong to which bundles of the thousand optical fibers that carry the object's light. 08.09.12From the Labs

Bright Skies and Deep SurveysExternal link

Led by Berkeley Lab scientists, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's BOSS is bigger than all other spectroscopic surveys combined for measuring the universe's large-scale structure. Read More »

Bright-field TEM images taken at EMSL revealed the structural evolution of the Si-coated carbon fiber nanocomposite’s complex phase transformation during cyclic charging and discharging.08.08.12Article

Building a Better Battery

Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory develops new capabilities to better understand batteries. Read More »

2011 PECASE winners holding their awards standing with DOE leadership on a stage (Ceremony: 8/1/12).08.02.12Article

Applauding Excellence and Achievement

Department of Energy salutes its latest winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Read More »

Scientist working in the lab mentoring two interested young students. 08.01.12

Traditions of Honor and Endeavors of Excellence

Department of Energy salutes its latest winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Read More »

This observatory is part of an air particles research initiative at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, and includes dozens of sophisticated instruments that take continuous ground-based measurements of clouds, aerosols, and other atmospheric properties. 07.26.12DOE Blog

One ARM, Two Columns and a Whole Lot of Aerosols

Energy Department announces research effort on air particles. Read More »