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After a cold and high light stress, thale-cress plants (wild-type and soq1) display less chlorophyll fluorescence, equivalent to more energy dissipation. 12.19.17From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Researchers ID Plant ‘Sunscreen’ ProteinExternal link

Researchers are working to understand – and manipulate – plant photoprotection mechanisms, such as a process called NPQ, or nonphotochemical quenching, which helps dissipate excess light energy inside chloroplasts. Read MoreExternal linkage

Detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) track protons, neutrons, and other subatomic particles produced by ion collisions to better understand quark-gluon plasma. 12.06.17Article

How to Map the Phases of the Hottest Substance in the Universe

Scientists are searching for the critical point of quark-gluon plasma, the substance that formed just after the Big Bang. Finding where quark-gluon plasma abruptly changes into ordinary matter can reveal new insights. Read More »

Cori, the newest supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), is a Cray XC40 with a peak performance of about 30 petaflops. 12.01.17User Facility

High-Performance Computing Cuts Particle Collision Data Prep TimeExternal link

For the first time, scientists have used high-performance computing (HPC) to reconstruct the data collected by a nuclear physics experiment—an advance that could dramatically reduce the time it takes to make detailed data available for scientific discoveries. Read MoreExternal linkage

Illustration of how a muon interacts in the IceCube detector array. 11.27.17User Facility

How the Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their TracksExternal link

Efforts of Berkeley Lab scientists are key in new analysis of data from Antarctic experiment. Read MoreExternal linkage

2017 R&D 100 Award Winners 11.21.17Announcement

2017 R&D 100 Award Winners

Celebrating the R&D 100 Award Winners from Office of Science National Laboratories Read More »

Scientists studied the microstructure of the coral-chomping teeth of the steephead parrotfish, pictured here, to learn about the fish’s powerful bite. 11.15.17User Facility

X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish TeethExternal link

A study by scientists – including those at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) – has revealed a chain mail-like woven microstructure that gives parrotfish teeth their remarkable bite and resilience. Read MoreExternal linkage

Scientists have for the first time used deep learning to analyze complex distortions in spacetime, called gravitational lenses. This method was 10 million times faster than traditional analyses. 11.08.17Article

What Can Science Gain from Computers that Learn?

Machine learning and deep learning programs provide a helping hand to scientists analyzing images. Read More »

As part of the team’s research on Jupiter’s dynamo, they performed planetary atmospheric dynamics simulations of rotating, deep convection in a 3D spherical shell, with shallow stable stratification. 11.02.17User Facility

The Inner Secrets of Planets and StarsExternal link

Using Argonne's Mira supercomputer, researchers are developing advanced models to study magnetic field generation on Earth, Jupiter, and the Sun at an unprecedented level of detail. Read MoreExternal linkage

2017 R&D 100 Award Finalists 10.30.17Announcement

2017 R&D 100 Awards

Celebrating the R&D 100 Award Finalists from Office of Science National Laboratories Read More »

A researcher works on the cryostat unit for CUORE during the assembly process. 10.26.17From the Labs

Experiment Provides Deeper Look into the Nature of NeutrinosExternal link

The first glimpse of data from the full array of a deeply chilled particle detector operating beneath a mountain in Italy sets the most precise limits yet on where scientists might find a theorized process to help explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe. Read MoreExternal linkage

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