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06.08.15PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Names Scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award Recipients

President Obama has named Dr. Claudio Pellegrini and Dr. Charles V. (Chuck) Shank as recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government's oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement. Read More »

06.08.15FROM THE LABS

North to Alaska: Researchers Rush to Understand Warming TrendExternal link

The ARM Airborne Carbon Measurements V (ARM-ACME V) team—led by Sebastien Biraud from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—will run an aerial campaign from June 1 to September 15, measuring trace gas concentrations, aerosols, and cloud properties to find out why current climate models underestimate how rapidly the Arctic is getting warmer. Read More »

06.08.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists See Ripples of a Particle-Separating Wave In Primordial PlasmaExternal link

Scientists in the STAR collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have new evidence for what’s called a “chiral magnetic wave” rippling through the soup of quark-gluon plasma created in RHIC’s energetic particle smashups. Read More »

06.04.15FROM THE LABS

The Universe at Your FingertipsExternal link

Raw images from the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) Legacy Survey’s new image archive will appear online the day after they are taken.
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06.04.15FROM THE LABS

BESC, Mascoma Develop Revolutionary Microbe for Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Biofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter.
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06.03.15FROM THE LABS

JGI's Carbon Cycling Studies on Restored Marshes (Video)External link

DOE Joint Genome Institute Metagenome Program Head, Susannah Tringe, and postdoc, Susie Theroux, discuss the lessons to be learned from studying the microbial diversity of marshes that have been converted to other uses, and are now being restored, as well as the potential impacts on the global carbon cycle. Read More »

06.02.15FROM THE LABS

Giant Structures Called Plasmoids Could Simplify the Design of Future TokamaksExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have for the first time simulated the formation of structures called "plasmoids" during Coaxial Helicity Injection (CHI), a process that could simplify the design of fusion facilities known as tokamaks. Read More »

06.01.15USER FACILITY

Using Robots at Berkeley Lab, Scientists Assemble Promising Antimicrobial CompoundsExternal link

Researchers from Denmark’s Roskilde University used the first-class capabilities of the Molecular Foundry – an Office of Science User Facility – to create new compounds which may eventually be useful against drug-resistant bacteria. Read More »

06.01.15FROM THE LABS

Meraculous: Deciphering the ‘Book of Life’ With SupercomputersExternal link

By applying some novel algorithms, computational techniques and the innovative programming language Unified Parallel C (UPC) to the cutting-edge de novo genome assembly tool Meraculous, a team of scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)’s Computational Research Division (CRD), Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and UC Berkeley, simplified and sped up genome assembly, reducing a months-long process to mere minutes. Read More »

05.28.15FROM THE LABS

The ‘Why’ of ModelsExternal link

A team led by Oak Ridge National Lab spearheads approach to improve ecosystem models with experimental data. Read More »

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