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The silvered dome of the Blanco 4-meter telescope which will hold the DECam at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. 11.24.14FROM THE LABS

Berkeley Lab Algorithms Help Researchers Understand Dark EnergyExternal link

Code allows researchers to quickly and accurately discover exploding stars, which should provide more insight into dark energy. Read More »

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) new supercomputer, Sierra. 11.14.14PRESS RELEASE

Department of Energy Awards $425 Million in Next Generation Supercomputing Technologies.pdf file (57KB)

CORAL and FastFoward 2’s supercomputing investments will help ensure U.S. scientific, economic and national security for future generations.

In this illustration, a single layer of superconducting iron selenide (balls and sticks) has been placed stop another material known as STO for its main ingredients strontium, titanium and oxygen. 11.13.14FROM THE LABS

Study at SLAC Explains Atomic Action in High-Temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

Results are first to suggest how to engineer even warmer superconductors with atom-by-atom control. Read More »

This simulation depicts two electron bunches - containing 5 billion to 6 billion electrons each – that were accelerated by a laser-generated column of plasma inside an oven of hot lithium gas during experiments at SLAC. 11.05.14FROM THE LABS

Researchers Hit Milestone in Accelerating Particles with PlasmaExternal link

SLAC demonstration shows technique is powerful, efficient enough to drive future particle accelerators. Read More »

Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials, home to world-leading electron microscopy instruments and expertise. 10.30.14FROM THE LABS

Toyota to Use Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials to Advance Vehicle Battery TechExternal link

Scientists will collaborate with Brookhaven experts and use world-leading electron microscopes to explore the real-time electrochemical reactions in promising new batteries. 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 »

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 »

Cutting the ribbon to the General Purpose Laboratory are (l-r) Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, Energy Secretary Moniz, Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos. 10.24.14FROM THE LABS

DOE Secretary Helps Usher in New Era of Energy Research at Berkeley LabExternal link

A new building will be the home to lab’s energy storage efforts. Read More »

Magnetic field strength in a turbulence-optimized stellarator design. Regions with the highest strength are shown in yellow. 10.22.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Use Plasma Shaping to Control Turbulence in StellaratorsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Germany have devised a new method for minimizing turbulence in bumpy donut-shaped experimental fusion facilities called stellarators. Read More »

New transatlantic links being installed by DOE’s Energy Sciences Network will provide greater connectivity for scientists at U.S. National Laboratories with research facilities and collaborators in Europe. 10.20.14FROM THE LABS

DOE’s High-Speed Network to Boost Big Data Transfers by Extending 100G Connectivity Across AtlanticExternal link

New capabilities improve network speeds between European facilities and U.S. research sites, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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