Science Headlines

06.12.15FROM THE LABS

LHC Physicists Preserve Native American VoicesExternal link

Physicists are using LHC detector technology to retrieve Native American music from old recordings. Read More »

06.11.15FROM THE LABS

Investigating Buried Interfaces in Ferroelectric MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the Soleil Synchrotron in Paris decode interface switching effects in ferroelectric memories. Read More »

06.11.15FROM THE LABS

Newly Discovered Property Could Help Beat the Heat Problem in Computer ChipsExternal link

X-ray studies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have for the first time observed an exotic property that could warp the electronic structure of a material in a way that reduces heat buildup and improves performance in ever-smaller computer components. Read More »

06.09.15FROM THE LABS

Kneading Enzyme Makes Ammonia Levels RiseExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Lab, Utah State, Montana State and Virginia Tech have discovered how two natural proteins work together to speed the generation of ammonia; findings that may be important in future fertilizer production. Read More »

06.08.15PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Names Scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award Recipients

President Obama has named Dr. Claudio Pellegrini and Dr. Charles V. (Chuck) Shank as recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government's oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement. Read More »

06.08.15FROM THE LABS

North to Alaska: Researchers Rush to Understand Warming TrendExternal link

The ARM Airborne Carbon Measurements V (ARM-ACME V) team—led by Sebastien Biraud from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—will run an aerial campaign from June 1 to September 15, measuring trace gas concentrations, aerosols, and cloud properties to find out why current climate models underestimate how rapidly the Arctic is getting warmer. Read More »

06.08.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists See Ripples of a Particle-Separating Wave In Primordial PlasmaExternal link

Scientists in the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have new evidence for what’s called a “chiral magnetic wave” rippling through the soup of quark-gluon plasma created in RHIC’s energetic particle smashups. Read More »

06.04.15FROM THE LABS

The Universe at Your FingertipsExternal link

Raw images from the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) Legacy Survey’s new image archive will appear online the day after they are taken.
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06.04.15FROM THE LABS

BESC, Mascoma Develop Revolutionary Microbe for Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Biofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter.
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06.03.15FROM THE LABS

JGI's Carbon Cycling Studies on Restored Marshes (Video)External link

DOE Joint Genome Institute Metagenome Program Head, Susannah Tringe, and postdoc, Susie Theroux, discuss the lessons to be learned from studying the microbial diversity of marshes that have been converted to other uses, and are now being restored, as well as the potential impacts on the global carbon cycle. Read More »

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