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Three images of actuators shown in a micrograph. 12.18.12FROM THE LABS

Flexing fingers for micro-robotics:External link

Berkeley Lab scientists create a powerful, microscale actuator.
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A map of intensities merged using the CrystFEL software.12.17.12Article

Lights in the Darkness . . . and Hope from the Labs

Research at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory provides new insights into two terrible diseases.

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2013 National Science Bowl12.12.12Article

A Present . . . And A Future

Students are hitting the books – instead of the mall – in preparation for the 2013 National Science Bowl.
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3 CT scan images of ceramic composites 12.10.12FROM THE LABS

Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test:External link

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Real-Time CT-Scan Test Rig For Ceramic Composites at Ultrahigh Temperatures.


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Two images of silicon atoms12.03.12Article

Lasting Gifts From Carbon Connections

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory open new views of graphene, which may help unlock its potential for a vast range of products.

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A photo of a scientist holding a battery. 11.30.12FROM THE LABS

Team Led by Argonne National Lab Selected as DOE’s Advanced Battery and Energy Storage Hub

Energy Department Announces Team to Receive up to $120 Million Over 5 Years.


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Image of two physicists looking through a microscope. 11.28.12FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Scientists Capture Lithium-Ion Batteries in Nanoscale ActionExternal link

New imaging techniques track lithium-ion reactions in real-time, offering clues to engineering more powerful, longer-lasting batteries.

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Two images of a simulation of crack initiation in a metallic glass. 11.26.12FROM THE LABS

Modeling the Breaking Points of Metallic GlassesExternal link

Berkeley Lab provides new insights into these ultra-tough materials with many potential applications.

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A technician working on the BaBar detector. 11.19.12FROM THE LABS

BaBar Experiment Confirms Time AsymmetryExternal link

Time's quantum arrow has a preferred direction, new analysis shows.
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Two images of light from quasars being absorbed through clouds of hydrogen gas. 11.15.12FROM THE LABS

BOSS Quasars Unveil a New Era in the Expansion History of the UniverseExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists and their Sloan Digital Sky Survey colleagues use quasars to probe dark energy over 10 billion years in the past.
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