Science Headlines

07.14.15From the Labs

Gut Microbes Enable Coffee Pest to Withstand Extremely Toxic Concentrations of CaffeineExternal link

Research by Berkeley Lab and the U.S. Department of Agriculture could lead to new ways to fight beetle that devastates coffee crops worldwide. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.14.15From the Labs

Blazing Trails at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)External link

New video gives an inside look at how scientists are using the CFN’s state-of-the-art facilities to explore phenomena hidden on the nanoscale. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.15From the Labs

When Electrons CooperateExternal link

University of Illinois physicists apply supercomputing to explore unconventional, high-temperature superconductivity Read MoreExternal linkage

07.13.15From the Labs

New Design Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Low-Cost Solar PanelsExternal link

X-ray studies at SLAC's synchrotron pave the way for better methods to convert sunlight to electricity Read MoreExternal linkage

07.10.15From the Labs

Neutrons Find “Missing” Magnetism of PlutoniumExternal link

Groundbreaking work at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories has confirmed plutonium’s magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.10.15User Facility

Zooming In: From Global to Regional Climate ModelsExternal link

As part of an ongoing study at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, a research team from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago is using supercomputing resources to investigate the effectiveness of dynamically downscaled climate models. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.10.15User Facility

The MiSIng Piece Revealed: Classifying Microbial Species in the Genomics EraExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility and their collaborators developed and evaluated a new method for classifying microbial species that could be supplemented – as needed – by traditional approaches relied on by microbiologists for decades. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.09.15From the Labs

Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship ArchaeologyExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers help scientists determine the radiation risk of exploring an underwater aircraft carrier. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.09.15From the Labs

Fermilab’s Flagship Accelerator Sets World RecordExternal link

Fermilab's Main Injector accelerator, one of the most powerful particle accelerators in the world, has just achieved a world record for high-energy beams for neutrino experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.09.15From the Labs

Sensitive and Specific: A New Way of Probing Electrolyte/Electrode InterfacesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers’ novel diffraction spectroscopy technique will provide insight to chemical processes at important battery interface. Read MoreExternal linkage