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Researchers have developed a specialized type of glowing metal organic framework, or LMOF (molecular structure at center), that is designed to detect and remove heavy-metal toxins from water. 11.30.16User Facility

Glowing Crystals Can Detect, Cleanse Contaminated Drinking WaterExternal link

X-ray study at Berkeley Lab explores atomic structure of tiny traps for heavy metals. Read MoreExternal linkage

X-rays capture unprecedented images of photosynthesis in action. 11.21.16User Facility

X-Rays Capture Unprecedented Images of Photosynthesis in ActionExternal link

Berkeley Lab-led scientists illuminate protein as it splits water to create oxygen. Read MoreExternal linkage

Supercomputers provide the computational horsepower to understand single atoms or supernovae. 11.15.16Article

Supercomputers’ Pit Crews

Smart, tough teams help scientists get the best performance from supercomputers to provide the insights needed to understand how everything from clouds to supernovae works. Read More »

The Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC, which weighs 1,200 tons and is as large as a house, is used to search for signatures of the quark-gluon plasma, and to measure the behavior of other exotic matter. 11.14.16User Facility

Simulations Show Swirling Rings, Whirlpool-Like Structure in Subatomic ‘Soup’External link

International team including Berkeley Lab researcher surprised by complex dynamics in model of quark-gluon plasma. Read MoreExternal linkage

NERSC, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 11.07.16User Facility

SLAC and Berkeley Lab Researchers Prepare for Scientific Computing on the ExascaleExternal link

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is developing cutting-edge scientific applications in two computing projects for future exascale supercomputers that can perform at least a billion billion operations per second. Read MoreExternal linkage

Electron microscopic tomogram of dividing cells of the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum, with chlorosomes rendered in simulated color.11.03.16Article

Photosynthesis: Gathering Sunshine with the World’s Smallest Antennas

Research on photosynthetic antenna complexes illuminates how they harvest light in plants, algae and bacteria. Read More »

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment was one of the biggest efforts to directly detect dark matter. It was located a mile deep in a former gold mine to minimize radioactive “noise.”10.26.16Article

The Search for Dark Matter

From deep underground to outer space, researchers supported by the DOE’s Office of Science are working to understand this mysterious type of matter. Read More »

Scanning the pristine skies above the Amazon rainforest revealed that small aerosol particles that form naturally in the upper atmosphere are carried to the lower atmosphere by rapid downdrafts associated with rainfall. 10.25.16User Facility

Amazon Study Reveals that Rainstorms Transport Atmospheric Particles Essential for Cloud FormationExternal link

Tracking atmospheric particles in a pristine environment will help scientists understand the impact of industrial aerosols on climate. Read MoreExternal linkage

Ken Williams (left) and Jill Banfield at the Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area site near Rifle, Colorado, where research by her team has doubled the number of known bacterial groups. 10.24.16User Facility

New Bacteria Groups, and Stunning Diversity, Discovered UndergroundExternal link

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley research also provides new clues about the roles of subsurface microbes in globally important cycles. Read MoreExternal linkage

GLBRC research scientist Steve Karlen with an orchid in the Botany Greenhouse on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. 10.17.16Article

With Designer Lignin, Biofuels Researchers Reproduced Evolutionary PathExternal link

New Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center-led study shows that poplar trees and many other plants from all over the phylogenetic tree have actually evolved to naturally produce zip-lignin. Read MoreExternal linkage

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