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07.20.15From the Labs

Perovskite Solar Technology Shows Quick Energy ReturnsExternal link

A joint study by Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University found that perovskite-based solar technology has the quickest energy payback time of all current solar technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.20.15From the Labs

Scientists Hijack Light-Loving Bacteria to Make High-Value ProductsExternal link

Scientists at PNNL and the Colorado School of Mines have directed a common bacterium to produce more of a valuable fatty acid, lauric acid, than it typically does. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.17.15User Facility

Unearthing Cornerstones in Root MicrobiomesExternal link

Scientists from the University of North Carolina, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and DOE’s Joint Genome Institute are developing a better understanding of the soil microbes that important for plant growth, and of how they interact through a variety of signals, including regulatory chemicals called phytohormones. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.16.15From the Labs

Closer Look at Microorganism Provides Insight on Carbon CyclingExternal link

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee found that microorganisms called archaea living in marine sediments use completely novel enzymes to break down organic matter into carbon dioxide. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.15.15From the Labs

Air Pollution Amplified Extreme Weather, Floods in ChinaExternal link

Following the trail of the 2013 Sichuan flood in southwest China, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their collaborators found that heavy human-caused air pollution over the Sichuan Basin just upwind contributed to the catastrophic flood. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.14.15From the Labs

Gut Microbes Enable Coffee Pest to Withstand Extremely Toxic Concentrations of CaffeineExternal link

Research by Berkeley Lab and the U.S. Department of Agriculture could lead to new ways to fight beetle that devastates coffee crops worldwide. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.14.15From the Labs

Blazing Trails at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)External link

New video gives an inside look at how scientists are using the CFN’s state-of-the-art facilities to explore phenomena hidden on the nanoscale. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.15From the Labs

When Electrons CooperateExternal link

University of Illinois physicists apply supercomputing to explore unconventional, high-temperature superconductivity Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.15From the Labs

New Design Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Low-Cost Solar PanelsExternal link

X-ray studies at SLAC's synchrotron pave the way for better methods to convert sunlight to electricity Read MoreExternal linkage

07.10.15From the Labs

Neutrons Find “Missing” Magnetism of PlutoniumExternal link

Groundbreaking work at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories has confirmed plutonium’s magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. Read MoreExternal linkage