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11.14.12FROM THE LABS

Study Provides Recipe for 'Supercharging' Atoms with X-ray LaserExternal link

Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating a “supercharged,” strongly positive state at energies previously thought too low. Read More »

11.05.12FROM THE LABS

You pick the winner in the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series’ first Physics Slam on Nov. 16External link

On Nov. 16, five of Fermilab’s best and brightest will duke it out in the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series’ first ever Physics Slam. It’s similar to a poetry slam – each of the five physicists will get 12 minutes to explain a complex scientific concept to the audience in the most clear and entertaining way possible. Read More »

10.31.12FROM THE LABS

ORNL Debuts Titan SupercomputerExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new era of scientific supercomputing with Titan, a system capable of churning through more than 20,000 trillion calculations each second—or 20 petaflops. Read More »

10.25.12FROM THE LABS

Measuring Table-Top Accelerators’ State-of-the-Art BeamsExternal link

Studies by Berkeley Lab scientists of electron beam quality in laser plasma accelerators include novel tests for slice-energy spread.
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10.24.12FROM THE LABS

Chi-Chang Kao named SLAC directorExternal link

Chi-Chang Kao, an associate laboratory director at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been named as the lab's fifth director, Stanford University President John Hennessy announced today.
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10.23.12FROM THE LABS

State-of-the-Art Beams From Table-Top AcceleratorsExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s lead in laser plasma acceleration research continues with new benchmarks for electron beam quality.
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10.17.12Press Release

Department of Energy's Office of Science Director to Discuss Science for Sustainable Energy at First-Ever Visit to Virginia TechExternal link

The Director of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science — the largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the nation — will talk about challenges related to energy use and global warming during his first-ever visit to Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Read More »

10.15.12PRESS RELEASE

Another Advance on the Road to SpintronicsExternal link

Berkeley Lab Researchers Unlock Ferromagnetic Secrets of Promising Materials.


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10.10.12PRESS RELEASE

Advanced Photon Source lights the way to 2012 Chemistry NobelExternal link

ARGONNE, Ill. — Thanks in part to research performed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Americans Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz for their work on G-protein-coupled receptors.


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10.08.12PRESS RELEASE

Adaptable Button Mushroom Serves Up Biomass-Degrading Genes Critical to Managing the Planet’s Carbon Stores

The button mushroom occupies a prominent place in our diet and in the grocery store where it boasts a tasty multibillion-dollar niche, while in nature, Agaricus bisporus is known to decay leaf matter on the forest floor. Now, owing to an international collaboration of two-dozen institutions led by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), the full repertoire of A. bisporus genes has been determined.

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