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How Particle Physics Can Save Your LifeExternal link

From new medicines to cancer treatment, the tools of particle physics play an important role in hospitals around the world. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.04.13From the Labs

Crafting a Better Enzyme Cocktail to Turn Plants into Fuel FasterExternal link

Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.01.13From the Labs

“Molecular Velcro” May Lead to Cost-Effective Alternatives to Natural AntibodiesExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers take cues from nature in designing a programmable nanomaterial for biosensing. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.31.13From the Labs

MAGIC Sea Voyage Ends, Journey to Decode Data BeginsExternal link

Scientists participating in a mission to collect data critical to climate modeling from aboard an oceangoing cargo vessel have started sifting through the data to figure out what they can learn from the measurements they've taken. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.30.13From the Labs

First Results from LUX, the World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter DetectorExternal link

The Large Underground Xenon experiment is helping scientists test candidates for the elusive and mysterious material. Read MoreExternal linkage


Auburn University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Announce Cyber-Security PartnershipExternal link

Auburn University has announced a formal collaborative agreement between the university’s Cyber Initiative and Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will focus resources and expertise on security issues in the cyber domain. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.25.13From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Researchers Get a Detailed Look at a DNA Repair Protein in ActionExternal link

Advanced research provides new insight into genome integrity and biological detection of mismatched DNA. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.24.13From the Labs

Canfield Receives American Physical Society David Adler Lectureship AwardExternal link

Paul Canfield, scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University, has been selected by the American Physical Society for the 2014 David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics. Read MoreExternal linkage


Grant Funds Development of Improved Nanoscale Additive ManufacturingExternal link

A new Department of Energy grant will fund research to advance an additive manufacturing technique for fabricating three-dimensional (3D) nanoscale structures from a variety of materials. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.22.13From the Labs

Weatherizing Homes to Uniform Standard Can Achieve $33 Billion in Annual Energy SavingsExternal link

Berkeley Lab energy efficiency experts also calculate energy cost of upgrading ventilation. Read MoreExternal linkage