Science Headlines

02.10.15FROM THE LABS

New Design Tool for MetamaterialsExternal link

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have shown, using a recent theory for nonlinear light scattering when light passes through nanostructures, that it is possible to predict the nonlinear optical properties of metamaterials. Read More »

02.09.15FROM THE LABS

Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: High Energy Physics (HEP), Nuclear Physics (NP), and Fusion Energy Sciences (FES).pdf file (32KB)

The High Energy Physics (HEP) program strives to advance our understanding of how the universe works at its most fundamental level. The mission of the Nuclear Physics (NP) program is to discover, explore, and understand all forms of nuclear matter. The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program advances the fundamental understanding of matter at very high temperatures and densities and builds the scientific foundations needed to develop a fusion energy source.

02.06.15FROM THE LABS

Direct Measurement of Key Molecule Will Increase Accuracy of Combustion ModelsExternal link

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are the first to directly measure hydroperoxyalkyl radicals — a class of reactive molecules denoted as “QOOH” — that are key in the chain of reactions that controls the early stages of combustion. Read More »

02.05.15FROM THE LABS

Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Biological and Environmental Research (BER).pdf file (24KB)

The Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program advances world-class biological and environmental research programs and scientific user facilities to support DOE’s energy, environment, and basic research missions.

02.05.15FROM THE LABS

Record Keeping Helps Bacteria’s Immune System Fight InvadersExternal link

Two experiments undertaken at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory provide new insight at the heart of bacterial adaptive defenses in a system called CRISPR, short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat. Read More »

02.04.15FROM THE LABS

Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Basic Energy Sciences (BES).pdf file (25KB)

Basic Energy Sciences (BES) supports fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic and molecular levels in order to provide the foundations for new energy technologies and to support DOE missions in energy, environment, and national security.

02.04.15FROM THE LABS

Rediscovering Spontaneous Light EmissionExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nano-sized optical antenna that can greatly enhance the spontaneous emission of light from atoms, molecules and semiconductor quantum dots. Read More »

02.03.15FROM THE LABS

Office of Science FY 2016 Budget Request: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).pdf file (25KB)

The Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program seeks to expand our computational and networking capabilities in order to extend the frontiers of science and technology.

02.03.15FROM THE LABS

5 Ways to Put Tiny Targets in Front of an X-ray LaserExternal link

Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have assembled an exotic toolbox for experiments that tap into the brightest X-Rays on the planet. Read More »

02.02.15FROM THE LABS

Cosmic Inflation Remains UndiscoveredExternal link

A previous study claiming the discovery of gravitational waves as cosmic inflation’s fingerprint has most likely been over-interpreted, scientists found in a joint analysis between the Planck and BICEP2 experiments. Read More »