Science Headlines

08.19.15User Facility

Optimizing Biofuel Production in YeastExternal link

Researchers at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are finding important new insights into the metabolic processes of yeasts, which could make them better producers of biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.15User Facility

The Future of ForecastingExternal link

Researchers from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) have used the Titan supercomputer, located at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to refine their weather prediction model, the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS), in hopes of further understanding their future computational needs for more localized weather forecasts. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.15From the Labs

Major Innovation in Molecular Imaging Delivers Spatial and Spectral Info SimultaneouslyExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientist invents technique to combine spectroscopy with super-resolution microscopy, enabling new ways to examine cell structures and study diseases. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.15From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Finds More Celestial NeighborsExternal link

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way galaxy. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.15User Facility

Surprising Discoveries About 2D Molybdenum DisulfideExternal link

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.14.15From the Labs

Insight Into Obscure Transition Uncovered by X-raysExternal link

The list of potential mechanisms that underlie an unusual metal-insulator transition has been narrowed by a team of scientists at Argonne and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories and the University of Arkansas using a combination of X-ray techniques. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.14.15From the Labs

The Pressure Is OnExternal link

Researchers with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have developed technology to squeeze materials with a million times the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere while studying them with neutrons. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.13.15From the Labs

Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency of Low-cost Solar CellsExternal link

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a manufacturing technique that could double the electricity output of inexpensive solar cells by using a microscopic rake when applying light-harvesting polymers. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.12.15From the Labs

Erdemir Receives Patent for Ultra-Fast Surface Hardening TechnologyExternal link

A newly patented technology by Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir and his team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory could greatly extend the lifetime of mechanical parts. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.11.15From the Labs

New Mathematics Advances the Frontier of Macromolecular ImagingExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists are solving the challenge of reconstructing images of nanostructures – objects a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair – with a new mathematical theory and an algorithm, multi-tiered iterative phasing or M-TIP. Read MoreExternal linkage