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Meet Higgs Boson Detective Joe Incandela, Profiled on CNNExternal link

Incandela, Senior Spokesperson for CERN’s Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, also led successful physics research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.16.13Press Release

Deadline of Jan. 10 Nears for University Faculty Interested in Conducting Scientific Research at a National Lab in Summer 2014 to Apply

University and college faculty interested in gaining a unique scientific experience by working collaboratively with researchers at a DOE host laboratory have until Jan. 10, 2014, to apply for the Visiting Faculty Program, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced today. Read More »


Harvesting Electricity: Triboelectric Generators Capture Wasted PowerExternal link

Georgia Tech researchers are developing a family of power generators that take advantage of the triboelectric effect to produce small amounts of electricity for portable devices and sensors. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.13.13From the Labs

A New Material for Solar Panels Could Make Them Cheaper, More EfficientExternal link

A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.12.13Press Release

USDA and DOE Fund 7 Research Projects to Develop Plant Feedstocks for BioenergyExternal link

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) today announced $8 million in research grants to develop non-food feedstocks that can be used for bioenergy. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.11.13From the Labs

Brookhaven Scientists Visit Argonne National Lab for Research on Lou Gehrig's DiseaseExternal link

Lisa Miller and Paul Gelfand, biophysical chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, recently visited the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory to supplement their research into the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.09.13From the Labs

New Shielding is Designed to Put the Block on NeutronsExternal link

Scientists at Jefferson Lab have devised a system of products to stop neutrons and other particles before they can inflict harm on sensitive scientific equipment and computers. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.04.13From the Labs

Remembrances of Things Past: Berkeley Lab Researchers Discover Nanoscale Shape-Memory OxideExternal link

A research team at Berkeley Lab has discovered a way to introduce a recoverable strain into bismuth ferrite of up to 14-percent on the nanoscale, larger than any shape-memory effect observed in a metal. This discovery opens the door to applications in a wide range of fields, including medical, energy and electronics. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.02.13From the Labs

Newly ID’d Protein Provides Target for Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital BacteriumExternal link

Researchers have made inroads into tackling a bacterium that plagues hospitals and is highly resistant to most antibiotics. They determined the 3-D structure and likely function of a new protein in this common bacterium that attacks those with compromised immune systems.
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11.27.13From the Labs

How Scavenging Fungi Became a Plant’s Best Friend

Glomeromycota is an ancient lineage of fungi that has a symbiotic relationship with roots that goes back nearly 420 million years to the earliest plants. More than two thirds of the world’s plants depend on this soil-dwelling symbiotic fungus to survive, including critical agricultural crops such as wheat, cassava, and rice. Read More »

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