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09.13.13FROM THE LABS

Toxic Methylmercury-Producing Microbes More Widespread Than RealizedExternal link

Microbes that live in rice paddies, northern peat bogs and other previously unexpected environments are among the bacteria that can generate highly toxic methylmercury, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center have learned. Read More »

09.11.13PRESS RELEASE

'Why Particle Physics Matters' Winner AnnouncedExternal link

The readers have spoken: Your favorite explanation of why particle physics matters came from physicist Breese Quinn. Read More »

09.11.13FROM THE LABS

U.S. Dept. of Energy, Ames Laboratory Mark New Era in Critical Materials Research with New Energy Innovation HubExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Ames Laboratory, and Iowa State University marked their newest endeavor in intensive energy research with the official opening of the Critical Materials Institute on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Read More »

09.09.13PRESS RELEASE

New Website Opens for Competing the Management and Operations Contract of Brookhaven Lab

New and innovative approaches are desired for planning the future of this world-class research facility. Read More »

09.06.13FROM THE LABS

Berkeley Lab Puts a New Spin on ARPES, a 'Microscope' for ElectronsExternal link

New instrument described in this new video could see use in electronics, computing, and semiconductor industries. Read More »

09.05.13FROM THE LABS

“Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Premiers “Star Power”External link

New video illuminates lab’s role in the pursuit of fusion power as a sustainable energy source. Read More »

09.04.13FROM THE LABS

Shedding New Light on ‘Electron Highways’ in Carbon-based Solar CellsExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University hope to improve performance of innovative solar cells by mapping how electrons move through such devices. Read More »

08.30.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL-Grown Oxygen ‘Sponge’ Presents Path to Better Catalysts, Energy MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen “sponge” that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures. Read More »

08.29.13FROM THE LABS

Size Matters as Nanocrystals Go Through PhasesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers at the Molecular Foundry reveal fundamental size-dependence of metal nanocrystals undergoing phase transitions. Read More »

08.15.13FROM THE LABS

New Twist in the Graphene StoryExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers, working at the Advanced Light Source, have discovered that in the making of bilayer graphene, a tiny structural twist arises that can lead to surprisingly strong changes in the material’s electronic properties.
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