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CFN researchers Gwen Wright and Aaron Stein at the electron beam lithography writer in the CFN cleanroom. 08.08.16User Facility

Smarter Self-Assembly Opens New Pathways for NanotechnologyExternal link

Brookhaven Lab scientists discover a way to create billionth-of-a-meter structures that snap together in complex patterns with unprecedented efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

SLAC engineer Corey Hardin inspects one of the newly-arrived mirrors in a clean room facility. 08.02.16User Facility

Perfection in Sight: SLAC Receives New Mirrors for X-ray LaserExternal link

SLAC is improving the quality of its X-ray laser beam with new meter-long mirrors, made from an individual silicon crystal artificially grown in a lab and polished to perfection. Read MoreExternal linkage

Lumeras founder Andrew Merriam, left, and SLAC/Stanford Professor Zhi-Xun Shen with a tabletop laser the company developed and installed in a laboratory run by SIMES. 07.21.16From the Labs

SLAC and Stanford Scientists Work with Startup to Get Tabletop Laser Through the ‘Valley of Death’External link

Collaboration turns a novel tabletop laser – one that produces extreme ultraviolet light at unprecedented energies and pulse rates for studies of complex materials – into a commercial product. Read MoreExternal linkage

Announcement for the 2016 Lawrence Awards. 07.18.16Announcement

Nominations for the 2016 E. O. Lawrence Award Are Now Open

The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award is bestowed by the Secretary of DOE to mid-career scientists and engineers in recognition of exceptional scientific, technical, and/or engineering contributions. Nominations are being accepted through October 31, 2016. Read More »

Announcement for the 2016 Fermi Awards. 07.18.16Announcement

Nominations for the 2016 Enrico Fermi Award Are Now Open

The Enrico Fermi Award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements that are particularly distinguished and demonstrate scientific, technical, management or policy leadership. Nominations are being accepted through October 31, 2016. Read More »

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey and its Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey has transformed a two-dimensional image of the sky (left panel) into a three-dimensional map spanning distances of billions of light years, shown here from two perspectives (middle and right panels). 07.14.16From the Labs

Dark Energy Measured with Record-Breaking Map of 1.2 Million GalaxiesExternal link

A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. Read MoreExternal linkage

Cistern Spring in Yellowstone National Park is home to the elusive archaeon Nanopusillus acidilobi. 07.05.16From the Labs

ORNL Scientists Isolate and Culture Elusive Yellowstone MicrobeExternal link

A microbial partnership thriving in an acidic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park has surrendered some of its lifestyle secrets to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

Postdoctoral associate Yuanheng Cai, biological research associate Xuebin Zhang, and plant biochemist Chang-Jun Liu in the Brookhaven Lab greenhouse with transgenic trees designed to improve biofuel production. 06.28.16User Facility

Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin are Better for BiofuelsExternal link

Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant cell wall structures. Read MoreExternal linkage

 PNNL illustration of the phenomenon, 06.14.16User Facility

Weird, Water-Oozing Material Could Help Quench ThirstExternal link

Nanorods' behavior first theorized 20 years ago, but not seen until now. Read MoreExternal linkage

A new mathematical framework developed at Berkeley Lab allows researchers to capture fluid dynamics at unprecedented detail. 06.10.16User Facility

New Mathematics Accurately Captures Liquids and Surfaces Moving in SynergyExternal link

Berkeley Lab mathematics captures fluid interface dynamics in unprecedented detail. Read MoreExternal linkage