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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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10.05.12From the Labs

Panofsky Prize Honors Researchers' Underground Hunt for Dark MatterExternal link

The search for dark matter runs deep with physicists Blas Cabrera and Bernard Sadoulet, who have chased this mystery far underground and will be recognized for their work as joint recipients of the 2013 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics. Read More »

10.03.12From the Labs

Ames Laboratory Finds Ordered Atoms in Glass MaterialsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered the underlying order in metallic glasses, which may hold the key to the ability to create new high-tech alloys with specific properties. Read More »