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Electron energy loss spectroscopy.03.31.16Science Highlight

Problem Turned Into Performance for Solar Cells

Boundaries between crystalline grains - usually detrimental - can also boost charge collection in hybrid solar cells. Read More »

Moth eyes are highly antireflective due to their nanostructured surface.03.31.16Science Highlight

Artificial Moth Eyes Enhance Silicon Solar Cells

A novel approach to design and assembly of nanotextured surfaces on photovoltaic devices could improve energy collection. Read More »

Vermont University 03.31.16University Research

A Radar Gun For Unruly AtomsExternal link

A team of scientists at the University of Vermont have discovered a new use for X-rays at the atomic scale: using them like a radar gun to measure the motion and velocity of complex and messy groups of atoms. Read More »

Scanning electron microscopy image of the hair coating of Saharan silver ants, which shows the triangular cross section of the hairs.03.31.16Science Highlight

Silver Ants Stay Cool in the Saharan Heat

Findings could lead to biomimetic coatings for passive radiative cooling technologies for buildings and vehicles. Read More »

Nanostructured sheets created using microwaves are envisioned here on an electrode surface for the hydrogen evolution reaction (green circles are molybdenum atoms, yellow circles are sulfur atoms).03.31.16Science Highlight

New Microwave Synthesis Technique Produces More - Affordable Hydrogen

Scientists synthesize what could be a low-cost, earth-abundant material that splits water to make hydrogen fuel. Read More »

Medical University of South Carolina 03.30.16University Research

Solved: First Crystal Structure of a Transcription Terminator ProteinExternal link

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere resolve the first protein structure in a family of proteins called transcription terminators that could provide insight into aging and cancer. Read More »


From Near-Dropout to PhD, Berkeley Lab Scientist Now at Forefront of Biofuels RevolutionExternal link

Berkeley Lab biochemist Ee-Been Goh focuses on engineering E. coli bacteria to produce the compound - methyl ketones - for possible biodiesel fuel use and on mentoring future generations of researchers. Read More »

Flexible double-helix DNA segments connected to gold nanoparticles are revealed from the 3-D density maps (purple and yellow) reconstructed from individual samples. 03.30.16User Facility

Revealing the Fluctuations of Flexible DNA in 3-DExternal link

First-of-their-kind images by Berkeley Lab-led research team could aid in use of DNA to build nanoscale devices. Read More »

Michigan State University 03.30.16University Research

Gold Star: Seeking the Origin of Gold in the UniverseExternal link

Michigan State University researchers, working with colleagues from Technical University Darmstadt in Germany, are zeroing in on the answer to one of science’s most puzzling questions: Where did heavy elements, such as gold, originate? Read More »

Scripps Research Institute 03.29.16University Research

Perfecting a Viral Pack MuleExternal link

A new study at The Scripps Research Institute shows that a hollowed-out version of cowpea mosaic virus could be useful in human therapies. Read More »

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