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In a high-temperature superconducting material known as YBCO, light from a laser causes oxygen atoms (red) to vibrate between layers of copper oxide that are just two molecules thick. (The copper atoms are shown in blue.) 12.05.14From the Labs

Rattled Atoms Mimic High-temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

X-ray laser experiment provides first look at changes in atomic structure that support superconductivity. Read MoreExternal linkage

Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 12.04.14From the Labs

Searching for a Dark LightExternal link

A new experiment at Jefferson Lab is on the hunt for dark photons, hypothetical messengers of an invisible universe. Read MoreExternal linkage

AAAS Logo 12.01.14Press Release

Office of Science Salutes New AAAS Fellows.pdf file (25KB)

Nine researchers join a distinguished company at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read More »

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 MoreExternal linkage

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. Read More »

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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