Science Headlines

12.30.13FROM THE LABS

Batteries as They Are Meant to be SeenExternal link

In the search for long-lasting, inexpensive rechargeable batteries, researchers develop more realistic methods to study the materials in action. Read More »

12.27.13FROM THE LABS

Chemist Direct Recommends Daily Intake of the ‘Sunshine’ Vitamin D for Essential Body Functions, Calcium Absorption and Pain Reduction for Certain Chronic IllsExternal link

A collaboration of international researchers with Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light ALS, a DOE national user facility, demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency also reduces bone quality. Read More »

12.26.13FROM THE LABS

Surprising Finds in a Rare Plant’s Mitochondrial GenomeExternal link

Rare and ancient plant gobbles up entire mitochondria from other plants and holds onto them for eons. Read More »

12.24.13FROM THE LABS

A Micro-Muscular Break ThroughExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers make a powerful new microscale torsional muscle/motor from vanadium dioxide. Read More »

12.23.13PRESS RELEASE

DOE Nominees Among Outstanding Early-Career Scientists Honored by President Obama

The list of researchers named today by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) includes 13 nominated by the Department of Energy. Read More »

12.23.13FROM THE LABS

X-ray Laser Maps Important Drug TargetExternal link

New technology allows faster, more accurate imaging of hard-to-study membrane proteins. Read More »

12.20.13FROM THE LABS

New Energy Research Facility at Brookhaven Lab Awarded LEED Gold Designation for Being 'Green'External link

The Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) for energy research at Brookhaven Lab was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for its energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable design, construction, and operations. Read More »

12.19.13FROM THE LABS

A Role of Sugar Uptake in Breast Cancer RevealedExternal link

Berkeley Lab Researchers show that aerobic glycolysis is a cause of malignancy. Read More »

12.19.13ARTICLE

UA Chemist Leads Supercomputer Effort to Aid Nuclear UnderstandingExternal link

Two of the nation’s fastest supercomputers will aid a research team, led by a University of Alabama computational chemist, in guiding both the development of new nuclear fuels and clean-up efforts from past nuclear fuel and weapon production. Read More »

12.18.13FROM THE LABS

Small Size Enhances Charge Transfer in Quantum DotsExternal link

Single-particle study identifies possible path to improved conversion of sunlight to electricity in photovoltaic devices. Read More »