Science Headlines

03.04.15FROM THE LABS

A New Level of Earthquake UnderstandingExternal link

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is reporting the successful study of stress fields along the San Andreas fault at the microscopic scale, the scale at which earthquake-triggering stresses originate. Read More »

03.03.15FROM THE LABS

Plants Use Water Wisely – MostlyExternal link

Scientists from Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratories are among those participating with DOE’s Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments; providing more insight into how plants use their available resources and thereby improving global climate models. Read More »

03.03.15FROM THE LABS

First Detailed Microscopy Evidence of Bacteria at the Lower Size Limit of LifeExternal link

Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

Researchers at PPPL Find 3-D Printed Parts to Provide Low-cost, Custom Alternatives for Laboratory EquipmentExternal link

The 3-D printing scene, a growing favorite of do-it-yourselfers, has spread to the study of plasma physics. With a series of experiments, researchers at PPPL have found that 3-D printers can be an important tool in laboratory environments. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

New CMI Process Recycles Valuable Rare Earth Metals From Old ElectronicsExternal link

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

Electrochemical 'Fingers' Unlock Battery's Inner PotentialExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab track real-time reaction pathways in 3D to uncover new nanoscale clues to increasing lithium-ion battery capacity and optimizing performance. Read More »

02.27.15FROM THE LABS

SLAC-led Research Team Bends Highly Energetic Electron Beam with CrystalExternal link

An international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has demonstrated that a bent silicon crystal can bend the paths of focused, very energetic electron beams much more than magnets used today. Read More »

02.27.15PRESS RELEASE

Office of Science Salutes New IEEE Fellows

Two researchers join a distinguished company at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Read More »

02.26.15FROM THE LABS

A New X-Ray Microscope for Nanoscale ImagingExternal link

This groundbreaking instrument at Brookhaven National Lab, designed to deliver a suite of unprecedented x-ray imaging capabilities for the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (HXN) beamline, brings researchers one step closer to the ultimate goal of nanometer resolution at NSLS-II, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility. Read More »

02.26.15FROM THE LABS

First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s SurfaceExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers link rising CO2 levels from fossil fuels to an upward trend in radiative forcing at two locations. Read More »

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