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Rendering one the left shows a 3-D reconstruction of a Mimivirus and the computerized rendering on the right shows a cutaway view of a collection of about 200 X-ray patterns. 03.03.15From the Labs

Giant Virus Revealed in 3-D Using X-ray LaserExternal link

Experiment at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) compiles hundreds of images, reveals inner details of intact ‘mimivirus’. Read MoreExternal linkage

Many bacteria and archaea encase themselves within a self-assembling protective shell of S-layer proteins, like chainmail armor. 02.12.15From the Labs

Bacterial Armor Holds Clues for Self-Assembling NanostructuresExternal link

Berkeley Lab study reveals key details in formation of S-layer nanosheets. Read MoreExternal linkage

Engineering sketch of MIT's Ironless Cyclotron. 02.10.15Press Release

Targeting Tumors with Particle BeamsExternal link

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are each announcing the selection of several new research awards to advance particle beam therapies for the treatment of cancer. Read MoreExternal linkage

Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II 02.06.15From the Labs

Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates the World’s Brightest Synchrotron Light SourceExternal link

NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Lab will accelerate unprecedented advances in energy, environmental science, and medicine. Read MoreExternal linkage

Left: Structure of TSPO (colorful 01.29.15From the Labs

New Clues About a Brain Protein with High Affinity for ValiumExternal link

High-resolution structure revealed by the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven Lab could lead to design of more effective drugs with fewer side effects. Read MoreExternal linkage

APS fellow logo. 01.26.15From the Labs

Office of Science Salutes New APS Fellows.pdf file (34KB)

Thirty-two researchers from DOE national labs are elected as American Physical Society Fellows. Read More »

Chuck Black of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials displays a nanotextured square of silicon on top of an ordinary silicon wafer. 01.21.15From the Labs

Self-Assembled Nanotextures Create Antireflective Surface on Silicon Solar CellsExternal link

Nanostructured surface textures—with shapes inspired by the structure of moths' eyes—prevent the reflection of light off silicon, improving conversion of sunlight to electricity. Read MoreExternal linkage

A central chamber of an MRI magnet. 01.20.15From the Labs

20-Ton Magnet Heads to New YorkExternal link

A superconducting magnet begins its journey from SLAC laboratory in California to Brookhaven Lab in New York. Read MoreExternal linkage

The TV on the right using Nanosys’ quantum dot technology shows a 50% wider range of colors than the standard white LED set on the left. 01.09.15From the Labs

From the Lab to Your Digital Device, Quantum Dots Have Made Quantum LeapsExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s nanotechnology enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

2015 NSB Logo 01.07.15Press Release

Students Nationwide to Compete in 25th Department of Energy National Science Bowl®.pdf file (18KB)

Engineer whose pioneering work contributed to visual effects used in The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean movies to speak at National Finals in Washington, D.C. Read More »