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02.06.13FROM THE LABS

Kids of all ages welcome at Fermilab’s Family Open House on Sunday, Feb. 10External link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will host its annual Family Open House on Feb. 10 from 1-5 p.m. The open house offers activities for the whole family, from hands-on science exhibits to tours of some of the lab’s attractions. Read More »

02.05.13FROM THE LABS

UChicago to host experts for panel on the Higgs boson particle discoveryExternal link

The University of Chicago will host a panel of experts from UChicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on Thursday, Feb. 7, who will discuss the discovery of the Higgs boson particle. In their discussion, titled “Critical Mass: How the Higgs Boson Discovery Swept the World,” the scientists will explain what caused such a stir around the world and why non-scientists should care. Read More »

02.05.13FROM THE LABS

Scientists Turn Toxic By-Product Into Biofuel BoosterExternal link

Engineered enzyme increases output of alkanes, possible replacement for key component of gasoline. Read More »

01.31.13FROM THE LABS

Biofuels Blend Right InExternal link

Researchers Show Ionic Liquids Effective for Pre-Treating Mixed Blends of Biofuel Feedstocks.
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01.30.13FROM THE LABS

Illuminating the Dark UniverseExternal link

The pursuit of dark matter and dark energy is one of the most exciting—and most challenging—areas of science. Now researchers think they’re beginning to close in. Read More »

01.28.13FROM THE LABS

New Research Will Help Shed Light on Role of Amazon Forests in Global Carbon CycleExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists devise new tools for detecting previously unknown tree mortality. Read More »

01.25.13FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Lab Physicist Receives Technological Innovation Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersExternal link

Expert design of precision detectors for research in physics, medicine, and more.

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01.25.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL research paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteriesExternal link

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 23, 2013 — Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the first high-performance, nanostructured solid electrolyte for more energy-dense lithium ion batteries.
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01.24.13FROM THE LABS

New supercomputer coming to EMSL this summer, supplied by Atipa TechnologiesExternal link

Lab expects PNNL-based supercomputer to rank in world's top 20 fastest machines.

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01.23.13FROM THE LABS

Synchrotron Infrared Unveils a Mysterious Microbial CommunityExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists join an international collaboration to understand how archaea and bacteria work together deep in a cold sulfur spring. Read More »

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