Science Headlines

04.17.15FROM THE LABS

The Softer Side of Control Without Clumping or CappingExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) found that creating bare, two-metal particles provides insights into potential substitutes for costly platinum in fuel cell catalysts. Read More »

04.16.15FROM THE LABS

AMS Results Create Cosmic Ray PuzzleExternal link

New results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment disagree with current models that describe the origin and movement of the high-energy particles called cosmic rays. Read More »

04.16.15FROM THE LABS

Packing Heat: New Fluid Makes Untapped Geothermal Energy CleanerExternal link

More American homes could be powered by the earth's natural underground heat with a new, nontoxic and potentially recyclable liquid that is expected to use half as much water as other fluids used to tap into otherwise unreachable geothermal hot spots. Read More »

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 »