Laboratory News

03.13.18From the Labs

A Game Changer: Metagenomic Clustering Powered by HPCExternal link

A new Berkeley Lab algorithm allows biologists to harness the capabilities of massively parallel supercomputers to make sense of a genomic ‘data deluge.’ Read More »

03.12.18From the Labs

Increasing Tree Mortality in a Warming WorldExternal link

A mix of factors is contributing to an increasing mortality rate of trees in the moist tropics, where trees in some areas are dying at about twice the rate that they were 35 years ago, according to a far-reaching study from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read More »

03.07.18From the Labs

National Lab and University Researchers Discuss the Future of Energy at AAAS MeetingExternal link

On Sunday, Feb. 18, scientists representing four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories came together to discuss the future of energy research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Read More »

03.07.18From the Labs

Teaching Computers to Guide Science: New Machine Learning Method Sees the Forests and the TreesExternal link

While it may be the era of supercomputers and “big data,” without smart methods to mine all that data, it’s only so much digital detritus. Now researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have come up with a novel machine learning method that enables scientists to derive insights from systems of previously intractable complexity in record time. Read More »

03.07.18From the Labs

Big Steps Toward Control of Production of Tiny Building BlocksExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed the diagnostic tools that are being used to advance an improved and integrated understanding of plasma-based synthesis — a widely used but poorly understood tool for creating nanostructures. Read More »

03.02.18From the Labs

Assessing the Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s ForestsExternal link

Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico’s forests with the help of Google Earth Engine. Read More »

03.02.18From the Labs

The Nucleus: Coming Soon in 3D!External link

Physicists at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility are working toward getting their first CT scans of the inner workings of the nucleus. A measurement of quarks in helium nuclei demonstrates that 3D imaging of the inner structure of the nucleus is now possible. Read More »

02.23.18From the Labs

Seeing the Future of New Energy MaterialsExternal link

Ames Laboratory is pairing newly developed techniques in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with a technique called ultrafast magic-angle spinning, which relies on spinning the sample at extremely high frequencies (> 6 million RPM), to improve NMR experiments leading to new insights in new materials, energy conversion and storage. Read More »

02.22.18From the Labs

Seasonal Patterns in the Amazon ExplainedExternal link

Environmental scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have led an international collaboration to improve satellite observations of tropical forests. Read More »

02.22.18From the Labs

In a First, Tiny Diamond Anvils Trigger Chemical Reactions by SqueezingExternal link

Experiments with 'molecular anvils' mark an important advance for mechanochemistry, which has the potential to make chemistry greener and more precise. Read More »

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