Science Headlines

2014

05.29.14FROM THE LABS

A Path Toward More Powerful Tabletop AcceleratorsExternal link

Laser light needn’t be as precise as previously thought to drive new breed of miniature particle accelerators, say Berkeley Lab researchers. Read More »

05.28.14FROM THE LABS

A Glimpse into Nature’s Looking Glass—To Find the Genetic Code is Reassigned

Research was conducted under the DOE JGI’s continuing effort to explore the biological frontier known as “microbial dark matter.” These are the vast number of microbes that are difficult-to-impossible to grow and study in the laboratory but populate nearly all environments from the human gut to the hot vents at the bottom of the ocean. Read More »

05.27.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Scientists Demonstrate Improved Catalyst Control, Energy Savings Could ResultExternal link

Inspired by how enzymes work in nature’s biological processes, researchers have demonstrated a way to improve control of synthetic catalysts, according to a paper co-authored by a University of Alabama computational chemist that was published in a recent online issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Read More »

05.23.14FROM THE LABS

Argonne Scientists Discover New Magnetic Phase in Iron-based SuperconductorsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a previously unknown phase in a class of superconductors called iron arsenides. This sheds light on a debate over the interactions between atoms and electrons that are responsible for their unusual superconductivity. Read More »

05.23.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Stanford Researchers Discover Immune System's Rules of EngagementExternal link

Study finds surprising similarities in the way immune system defenders bind to disease-causing invaders. Read More »

05.22.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Why Eumelanin is Such a Good Absorber of LightExternal link

Researchers uncover secret of a ubiquitous pigment’s ability to absorb a broad spectrum of light. Read More »

05.22.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

A New Way to Harness Waste HeatExternal link

Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity. Read More »

05.19.14FROM THE LABS

Lighting the Way to Graphene-based DevicesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers use light to dope graphene boron nitride heterostructures. Read More »

05.19.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

UT Arlington Particle Physics Team Awarded $2.5 Million GrantExternal link

The funding, which begins this month, represents a 25 percent increase from previous Energy Department base award grants to the College of Science’s Center of Excellence in High Energy Physics – a hearty recognition of the innovative ideas and research under way at The University of Texas at Arlington. Read More »

05.16.14FROM THE LABS

A Tipping Point for LigninExternal link

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory offer a new view of an organic polymer often dismissed as a worthless by-product. Read More »

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