Science Headlines

04.15.15FROM THE LABS

Electrolyte Genome Could Be Battery Game-ChangerExternal link

Berkeley Lab project for computational screening of molecules could accelerate electrolyte discovery. Read More »

04.15.15FROM THE LABS

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Construction BeginsExternal link

On April 14th a group gathered in northern Chile to participate in a traditional stone-laying ceremony. The ceremony marks the beginning of construction for a telescope that will use the world’s largest digital camera to take the most thorough survey ever of the Southern sky. Read More »

04.15.15FROM THE LABS

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Smashes Record for Polarized Proton Luminosity at 200 GeV Collision EnergyExternal link

Electron lenses and other accelerator improvements keep beams focused and compact to maximize collision rates and scientific productivity. Read More »

04.14.15FROM THE LABS

On the Road to Spin-orbitronicsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers find new way to manipulate magnetic domain walls; results that could one day revolutionize the electronics industry. Read More »

04.14.15FROM THE LABS

Long-Sought Magnetic Mechanism Observed in Exotic Hybrid MaterialsExternal link

The elusive quantum phenomenon—called van Vleck magnetism—may allow scientists to manipulate topological insulators and engineer new electronics. Read More »

04.14.15FROM THE LABS

X-ray Ptychography, Fluorescence Microscopy Combo Sheds New Light on Trace ElementsExternal link

Scientists using the Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new approach that combines ptychographic X-ray imaging and fluorescence microscopy to study the important role trace elements play in biological functions on hydrated cells. Read More »

04.13.15FROM THE LABS

Mapping the Cosmos: Dark Energy Survey Creates Detailed Guide to Spotting Dark MatterExternal link

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos that will help scientists understand the role that dark matter plays in galaxy formation. Read More »

04.13.15FROM THE LABS

Atmospheric Rivers, Finely ModeledExternal link

PNNL scientists are helping global climate models more accurately predict the movement of atmospheric rivers, which carry as much as 90 percent of the world’s moisture from the tropics to the poles. Read More »

04.13.15FROM THE LABS

Bacteria Tracked Feeding Nitrogen to Nutrient-Starved PlantsExternal link

An international team of researchers, including three from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, measured accelerated growth in plants colonized by bacteria that pull nitrogen from the air and release it into soil. Read More »

04.10.15FROM THE LABS

Erupting Electrodes: How Recharging Leaves Behind Microscopic Debris Inside BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Joint Center for Energy Research have gained new insight into the chemistry that clogs rechargeable lithium batteries. Read More »