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President Barack Obama talks with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) recipients. 04.16.14PRESS RELEASE

Inspiring the Next Generation of InnovatorsExternal link

President Obama honors the nation's cutting-edge scientists and engineers. Read More »

Brookhaven Lab plant scientist Benjamin Babst with corn and sorghum plants. 04.09.14FROM THE LABS

Growing Shoots and Sugary StemsExternal link

Study by researchers at Brookhaven Lab and the University of Queensland supports idea that sugars play a key role in regulating branching at plant stems. Read More »

Illustration of the new SDSS measurement of the expansion of the distant universe (artist's conception, not to scale). 04.07.14FROM THE LABS

Astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Make the Most Precise Measurement Yet of the Expanding UniverseExternal link

Researchers at Brookhaven and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories contribute to a new view showing the universe just before dark energy should have kicked in. Read More »

This simulation of a 1 nanometer-wide indium nitride wire shows the distribution of an electron around a positively charged “hole.” 04.04.14FROM THE LABS

To Bridge LEDs’ Green Gap, Scientists Think Small…Really SmallExternal link

Nanostructures half a DNA strand-wide show promise for efficient LEDs. Read More »

The components in a lithium-ion coin-cell battery that includes ultrathin sheets of nickel oxide as an electrode component. 04.03.14FROM THE LABS

'Smart Window' Material May Make Better BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at SLAC's synchrotron observe 'breathing' layer during battery operation 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 »

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 »

Adding calcium atoms (orange spheres) between graphene planes (blue honeycomb) creates a superconducting material called CaC6. 03.21.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene SuperconductingExternal link

SLAC, Stanford study identifies long-sought path toward engineering materials for super-efficient nanoelectronics. Read More »

JCESR and NASA team up to conduct research for next generation batteries to be used in space. 03.20.14FROM THE LABS

Batteries in SpaceExternal link

The Argonne-led Joint Center for Energy Storage Research and NASA team up to conduct research into next-generation batteries to be used in space. Read More »

The Molecular Foundry is one of five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs) dedicated to interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale. 03.18.14FROM THE LABS

Bright Future for Protein NanoprobesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers discover new rules for single-particle imaging with light-emitting nanocrystals. Read More »

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