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05.30.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

JCAP Stabilizes Common Semiconductors For Solar Fuels GenerationExternal link

Caltech researchers devise a method to protect the materials in a solar-fuel generator. Read More »

05.29.14FROM THE LABS

Microscopy Charges AheadExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique called charge gradient microscopy. Charge gradient microscopy uses the tip of a conventional atomic force microscope to scrape and collect the surface screen charges. Read More »

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 »