Science Headlines

03.21.13FROM THE LABS

Building the Massive Simulation Sets Essential to Planck ResultsExternal link

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab scientists generate thousands of simulations to analyze the flood of data from the Planck mission. Read More »

03.20.13FROM THE LABS

Breakthrough Research Shows Chemical Reaction in Real TimeExternal link

Menlo Park, Calif. — The ultrafast, ultrabright X-ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action, an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy sources. Read More »

03.08.13FROM THE LABS

Long Predicted Atomic Collapse State Observed in GrapheneExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers recreate elusive phenomenon with artificial nuclei. Read More »

03.07.13FROM THE LABS

Final Magnet Girders Installed at NSLS-IIExternal link

With painstaking precision, Brookhaven engineers aligned and delivered the final magnet girders needed to focus the near-light-speed electron beam at NSLS-II. Aligning the magnets to within the width of a hair took years of planning, an incredibly skilled team, and surprisingly, a simple piece of wire. Read More »

02.28.13FROM THE LABS

Engineering Bacterial Live WiresExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists discover the balance that allows electricity to flow between cells and electronics. Read More »

02.26.13FROM THE LABS

New Opportunities for Crystal GrowthExternal link

Berkeley Lab Facility Provides Unique Capabilities for the Synthesis of New Crystals and Materials. Read More »

02.21.13FROM THE LABS

Searching for the Solar System’s Chemical RecipeExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s Chemical Dynamics Beamline points to why isotope ratios in interplanetary dust and meteorites differ from Earth’s. Read More »

02.20.13FROM THE LABS

A Cyclotron’s Long Journey HomeExternal link

One of the world’s first working circular particle accelerators returns to Berkeley Lab—75 years later. Read More »

02.20.13FROM THE LABS

Synthetic molecule first electricity-making catalyst to use iron to split hydrogen gasExternal link

Fast and efficient biologically inspired catalyst could someday make fuel cells cheaper. Read More »

02.19.13PRESS RELEASE

Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Facilitating Access to Department of Energy Information

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched the National Library of Energy (NLE), a virtual library and open government resource to advance energy literacy, innovation and security. Read More »