Laboratory News

07.10.18From the Labs

Fermilab Booster Delivers Record-intensity Beams for Neutrino and Muon ExperimentsExternal link

Over the last year, the Booster accelerator has been hitting record highs in beam delivery, meeting or exceeding the increased needs of all of the lab’s beam-based experiments. Read More »

07.06.18From the Labs

SLAC’s Ultra-High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Catches Molecules at a CrossroadsExternal link

An extremely fast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has produced the most detailed atomic movie of the decisive point where molecules hit by light can either stay intact or break apart. The results could lead to a better understanding of how molecules respond to light in processes that are crucial for life, like photosynthesis and vision, or that are potentially harmful, such as DNA damage from ultraviolet light. Read More »

07.03.18From the Labs

10 Questions for Steven Cowley, New Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratoryExternal link

Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, became the seventh Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on July 1 and will be Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences on September 1. Read More »

06.29.18From the Labs

Atomic Movie of Melting Gold Could Help Design Materials for Future Fusion ReactorsExternal link

SLAC’s high-speed ‘electron camera’ shows for the first time the coexistence of solid and liquid in laser-heated gold, providing new clues for designing materials that can withstand extreme conditions.
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06.27.18From the Labs

Student Interns Dive into Plasma in One-week CourseExternal link

PPPL launched about 60 student interns into a summer of research by hosting an intensive one-week course in plasma physics the week of June 11. The students, including 32 students in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program, attended lectures by experts at PPPL and from institutions around the country. Read More »

06.26.18From the Labs

ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s FastestExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is once again officially home to the fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking of the world’s fastest computing systems.
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06.25.18From the Labs

Uncovering a Missing Link from Methane to MethanolExternal link

Scientists at Northwestern University and Argonne Lab have demonstrated a new way to activate methane with MOFs, potentially transforming it into something more valuable. Read More »

06.19.18From the Labs

Faster, Cheaper, Better: A New Way to Synthesize DNAExternal link

In what could address a critical bottleneck in biology research, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), announced they have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate.
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06.18.18From the Labs

Critical Plant Gene Takes Unexpected Detour That Could Boost Biofuel YieldsExternal link

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; the DOE Joint Genome Institute, the University of North Texas, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, West Virginia University, ArborGen Inc. and HudsonAlpha Institute have discovered in poplar plant mutations that the same gene involved in making amino acids also regulates the function of genes involved in producing lignin; if applied, it could squeeze more potential out of poplar as a renewable resource for making biofuels and bioproducts.
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06.14.18From the Labs

SLAC, Stanford Scientists Discover How a Hardy Microbe’s Crystalline Shell Helps it Reel in FoodExternal link

Tiny pores in the shells of archaea microbes attract ammonium ions that are their sole source of energy, allowing them to thrive where this food is so scarce that scientists can’t even detect it. Read More »

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