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May 22, 2019
Artist rendering of genome standards being applied to deciphering the extensive diversity of viruses.
Revealing Viruses’ Hidden Influence
Researchers are finding new ways to analyze microbial data, allowing them to better understand viruses’ genes and role in the environment.
May 10, 2019
A New Filter to Better Map the Dark Universe
New method developed by Berkeley Lab researchers cuts through galaxies’ messy emissions, provides clearer window into dark matter, dark energy.
May 8, 2019
Together, microbiologists, computational biologists, electrochemists, inorganic chemists, biochemists, theorists, and bio-engineers learn how electron bifurcation works.
Big Help from Small Microbes: Electron Transfers to Produce Fuels and Fertilizer
The team at the BETCy Energy Frontier Research Center is learning how electron transfer processes drive energy-intensive reactions that produce
May 3, 2019
Pat Dehmer shared insights on the Office of Science user facilities with students at the 2019 National Science Bowl®.
Dehmer Advises NSB Students: "Think Big and Throw Long"
Pat Dehmer shared insights on the Office of Science user facilities with students at the 2019 National Science Bowl®.
April 23, 2019
The close-knit CHWM team develops the chemistry necessary to create materials that trap troublemakers from Cold War nuclear wastes.
Outside the Box Thinking for Unusual Nuclear Wastes
A diverse, collaborative group at the CHWM Energy Frontier Research Center provides answers about what it takes to store a highly radioactive subset
April 22, 2019
Department of Energy to Provide $7.5 Million for Nuclear Data Research
Funding: Department of Energy to Provide $7.5 Million for Nuclear Data Research
Plan Involves Four Department Programs
April 19, 2019
The Albany High School team as they arrive at the 1993 national competition: (L-R) Zach Teitler, Ilkay Can, Michael Wang, Ben Rudiak-Gould, and Matthew Siebert.
Champions in Science: Profile of Ilkay Can, 1993 National Science Bowl® Champion
For the run-up to the 2019 National Science Bowl® Finals, April 25 to April 29, 2019, this is one in a series of profiles on previous NSB competitors.
April 16, 2019
This illustration shows snapshots of the light-triggered transition of the ring-shaped 1,3-cyclohexadiene (CHD) molecule (background) to its stretched-out 1,3,5-hexatriene (HT) form (foreground).
SLAC's High-speed 'Electron Camera' Films Molecular Movie in HD
First direct look at how atoms move when a ring-shaped molecule breaks apart could boost our understanding of fundamental processes of life.
April 9, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $6.8 Million for Research on Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $6.8 Million for Research on Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics
Research Will Center on Unique Research Opportunities in Nuclear Science
April 8, 2019
Champions in Science: Profile of Emily Martinez, National Science Bowl® Competitor
Champions in Science: Profile of Emily Martinez, National Science Bowl® Competitor
For the run-up to the 2019 National Science Bowl® Finals, April 25 to April 29, 2019, this is one in a series of profiles on previous NSB competitors.
April 2, 2019
Meet the Director: David Hill
Meet the Director: David Hill
As the director of DIII-D, the largest magnetic fusion experiment in the U.S., Hill helps researchers investigate fusion for energy production.
March 29, 2019
Champions in Science: Profile of Sam Elder, National Science Bowl® Champion 2007
Champions in Science: Profile of Sam Elder, National Science Bowl® Champion 2007
For the run-up to the 2019 National Science Bowl® Finals, April 25 to April 29, 2019, this is one in a series of profiles on previous NSB competitors.
March 27, 2019
Synergy for Storage: Containing Nuclear Waste for Thousands of Years
Synergy for Storage: Containing Nuclear Waste for Thousands of Years
The diverse team at the WastePD Energy Frontier Research Center is learning the secrets of storage materials to contain Cold War leftovers.
March 25, 2019
Neutrons Paint Atomic Portrait of Prototypical Cell Signaling Enzyme
Direct observations of the structure and catalytic mechanism of a prototypical kinase enzyme—protein kinase A or PKA—will provide researchers and drug
March 22, 2019
Optical "Tweezers" Combine with X-rays to Enable Analysis of Crystals in Liquids
Scientists have found a way to use “optical tweezers” by employing lasers, a mirror and a light modulator to anchor a crystal in solution.
March 20, 2019
Lighting the Way to Removing Radioactive Elements
Lighting the Way to Removing Radioactive Elements
The team at the CAST Energy Frontier Research Center is illuminating ways to separate elements, including the troublemaker americium. These separation
March 19, 2019
Engineering Living ‘Scaffolds’ for Building Materials
Berkeley Lab researchers take cues from nature to form living materials with unprecedented control and versatility.
March 15, 2019
Nature's Own Biorefinery
Passalid beetles work together in family units to defend their log tunnel homes and care for their young into adulthood. New Berkeley Lab research has
March 13, 2019
Jim Mather has a rather unusual job. He's director of DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility, a laboratory without walls, that gathers never-before-seen atmospheric data at sites around the world, including Alaska's North Slope.
Meet the Director: Jim Mather
Jim Mather is the director of DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility.
March 11, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $6 Million for Research on Quantum Information Science for Fusion Energy
Funding: Department of Energy Announces $6 Million for Research on Quantum Information Science for Fusion Energy
Research to Include Efforts in Quantum Computing, Quantum Sensing, and Novel Quantum Materials
March 8, 2019
Taming the Chameleon Element Takes a Dream Team of Experts
Taming the Chameleon Element Takes a Dream Team of Experts
An intense, diverse group at the IDREAM Energy Frontier Research Center is providing answers around aluminum and other troublemakers in waste from
March 5, 2019
Meet the Director: Nigel Mouncey
Meet the Director: Nigel Mouncey
As the director of the Joint Genome Institute, Mouncey and his facility make it possible for users to explore an array of genetic information.
February 22, 2019
Correlated Nucleons May Solve 35-Year-Old Mystery
Guided by data from new high-precision measurements, physicists develop a universal function that suggests that proton-neutron pairs in the nucleus ma
February 21, 2019
Funding: Department of Energy to Provide $4 Million for Research on Matter in Extreme Conditions
Funding: Department of Energy to Provide $4 Million for Research on Matter in Extreme Conditions
Research Will Make Use of University and National Laboratory Laser Facilities