Science Headlines


03.29.13From the Labs

Making Do with More: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Engineer Plant Cell Walls to Boost Sugar Yields for BiofuelsExternal link

Using the tools of synthetic biology, JBEI researchers are engineering healthy plants whose lignocellulosic biomass can more easily be broken down into simple sugars for the production of clean, green and renewable advanced biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.28.13From the Labs

NOvA neutrino detector records first 3-D particle tracksExternal link

Using the first completed section of the NOvA neutrino detector, scientists have begun collecting data from cosmic rays—particles produced by a constant rain of atomic nuclei falling on the Earth’s atmosphere from space . Read MoreExternal linkage

03.27.13From the Labs

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory achieves milestone, completing first part of heart of fusion experimentExternal link

Engineers and technicians at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have completed a crucial stage of the $94 million upgrade of the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX), the Laboratory’s major fusion project. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.26.13From the Labs

Fake Shewanella reveals how bacteria breathe ironExternal link

Electrons conduct through bacterial proteins directly to minerals containing iron.
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03.22.13From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Metamaterials to Observe Giant Photonic Spin Hall EffectExternal link

Engineering a unique metamaterial of gold nanoantennas, Berkeley Lab researchers were able to obtain the strongest signal yet of the photonic spin Hall effect, an optical phenomenon of quantum mechanics that could play a prominent role in the future of computing.
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03.21.13From the Labs

Building the Massive Simulation Sets Essential to Planck ResultsExternal link

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab scientists generate thousands of simulations to analyze the flood of data from the Planck mission. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.20.13From the Labs

Breakthrough Research Shows Chemical Reaction in Real TimeExternal link

Menlo Park, Calif. — The ultrafast, ultrabright X-ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action, an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy sources. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.08.13From the Labs

Long Predicted Atomic Collapse State Observed in GrapheneExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers recreate elusive phenomenon with artificial nuclei. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.07.13From the Labs

Final Magnet Girders Installed at NSLS-IIExternal link

With painstaking precision, Brookhaven engineers aligned and delivered the final magnet girders needed to focus the near-light-speed electron beam at NSLS-II. Aligning the magnets to within the width of a hair took years of planning, an incredibly skilled team, and surprisingly, a simple piece of wire. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.28.13From the Labs

Engineering Bacterial Live WiresExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists discover the balance that allows electricity to flow between cells and electronics. Read MoreExternal linkage

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