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Star trails take shape around Kitt Peak National Observatory in this long-exposure image. 02.03.16From the Labs

New Galaxy-Hunting Sky Camera Sees Redder BetterExternal link

Berkeley Lab, Yale University, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory join forces to develop Mosaic-3. Read MoreExternal linkage

Michael Witherell, director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 01.22.16From the Labs

UC Names Michael Witherell to Head Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryExternal link

Witherell is a leading physicist with a highly distinguished career in teaching, research and managing complex organizations. Read MoreExternal linkage

The view from the top of Observation Hill. The ARM Mobile Facility will be deployed here for one year. 01.20.16User Facility

Scientists Study Clouds’ Impact on West Antarctic Ice MeltExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is now delivering data that could help scientists understand how clouds affect melting glaciers. Read MoreExternal linkage

A new theory suggests a shorter secondary inflationary period that could account for the amount of dark matter estimated to exist throughout the cosmos. 01.15.16From the Labs

New Theory of Secondary Inflation Expands Options for Avoiding an Excess of Dark MatterExternal link

Physicists suggest a smaller secondary inflationary period in the moments after the Big Bang could account for the abundance of the mysterious matter. Read MoreExternal linkage

For every gallon of biodiesel synthesized from soybean crops or other sources, more than a pound of waste consisting mostly of glycerol is created. Scientists are finding ways to convert that glycerol into something valuable. 01.07.16Article

Driving to Great: Science and the Journey to Waste-Free Biodiesel

Scientists overcome roadblocks to turning fuel's troubling waste into valued chemicals. Read More »

2016 PNNL Science as Art Calendar 01.04.16From the Labs

2016 Science as Art CalendarExternal link

A dozen stunning images depicting basic and applied research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are showcased in a 2016 Science as Art collection. Read MoreExternal linkage

This illustration shows how hexagonal bacterial proteins (shown as ribbon-like structures at right and upper right) self-assemble into a honeycomb-like tiled pattern (center and background). 12.23.15User Facility

Nature’s Microscopic Masonry: The First Steps in How Thin Protein Sheets Form Polyhedral ShellsExternal link

First-of-its-kind study shows beginning stages in assembly of bacterial microcompartments. Read MoreExternal linkage

Herds of anvil-shaped clouds form in the tropics as part of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, a pattern of shifting winds and rain that starts over the Indian Ocean and travels eastward every 30 to 90 days. This image, taken from the International Space Station over western Africa, shows the complex nature of these systems. 12.15.15Article

Clouds, Computers, and the Coming Storms

Scientists uncover secrets behind hurricanes, monsoons, and polar vortexes. Read More »

Dr. Cherry Murray Confirmed as Director of the Office of Science. 12.11.15Press Release

Dr. Cherry Murray Confirmed as Director of the Office of ScienceExternal link

As Director of the Office of Science, Dr. Murray will oversee research in the areas of advanced scientific computing, basic energy sciences, biological and environmental sciences, fusion energy sciences, high energy physics, and nuclear physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

John Walsh of Brookhaven's Instrumentation Division adjusts a photocathode assembly for the apparatus the team is using to test the cathode preparation process, while Triveni Rao loads sample photocathode discs into a 12.07.15From the Labs

Producing Cold Electron Beams to Increase Collision Rates at the Relativistic Heavy Ion ColliderExternal link

Engineers and physicists team up on new technology for keeping particle beams tightly packed, with possible applications at a future electron ion collider and other facilities. Read MoreExternal linkage