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December 6, 2017
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.
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
December 1, 2017
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.
High-Performance Computing Cuts Particle Collision Data Prep Time
For the first time, scientists have used high-performance computing (HPC) to reconstruct the data collected by a nuclear physics experiment—an advance
November 27, 2017
Illustration of how a muon interacts in the IceCube detector array.
How the Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their Tracks
Efforts of Berkeley Lab scientists are key in new analysis of data from Antarctic experiment.
November 15, 2017
Scientists studied the microstructure of the coral-chomping teeth of the steephead parrotfish, pictured here, to learn about the fish’s powerful bite.
X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish Teeth
A study by scientists – including those at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) – has revealed a chain mail
November 8, 2017
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.
What Can Science Gain from Computers that Learn?
Machine learning and deep learning programs provide a helping hand to scientists analyzing images.
November 2, 2017
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.
The Inner Secrets of Planets and Stars
Using Argonne's Mira supercomputer, researchers are developing advanced models to study magnetic field generation on Earth, Jupiter, and the Sun at an
October 30, 2017
2017 R&D 100 Award Finalists
2017 R&D 100 Awards
Celebrating the R&D 100 Award Finalists from Office of Science National Laboratories
October 26, 2017
A researcher works on the cryostat unit for CUORE during the assembly process.
Experiment Provides Deeper Look into the Nature of Neutrinos
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
October 16, 2017
A simulated merger of a pair of neutron stars.
Scientists Decode the Origin of Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger
Berkeley Lab scientists play key role in explaining a historic discovery.
October 13, 2017
Experimental setup for a single-particle diffraction experiment
International Team Reconstructs Nanoscale Virus Features from Correlations of Scattered X-rays
As part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research
October 10, 2017
A sketch of the new method that enables fast, "on-the-fly" determination of three-dimensional structure of nanocatalysts.
Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate 'Hidden' Information that Reveals Chemistry in Action
New method allows on-the-fly analysis of how catalysts change during reactions, providing crucial information for improving performance.
September 26, 2017
Illustration shows key stages of bijel formation.
Nanoparticle Supersoap Creates ‘Bijel’ With Potential as Sculptable Fluid
A new two-dimensional film, made of polymers and nanoparticles and developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National L
September 12, 2017
Reconstructed cerebrovascular network of the mouse brain using synchrotron microtomography.
Big Data Boost for Brain Research
Researchers are using Argonne National Lab's vast arsenal of innovative technologies to map the intricacies of brain function at the deepest levels, a
September 1, 2017
KIPAC scientists have for the first time used artificial neural networks to analyze complex distortions in spacetime, called gravitational lenses.
Artificial Intelligence Analyzes Gravitational Lenses 10 Million Times Faster
SLAC and Stanford researchers demonstrate that brain-mimicking ‘neural networks’ can revolutionize the way astrophysicists analyze their most complex
August 30, 2017
Scanning tunneling microscopy image shows a variable-width graphene nanoribbon. Atoms are visible as individual “bumps.”
Controlling Traffic on the Electron Highway: Researching Graphene
Graphene may revolutionize electronics. But first, researchers need to get its electrons under control.
August 29, 2017
From left: Kaiyuan Yao, Nick Borys, and P. James Schuck, seen here at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, measured a property in a 2-D material that could help realize new applications
New Results Reveal High Tunability of 2-D Material
Berkeley Lab-led team also provides most precise band gap measurement yet for hotly studied monolayer moly sulfide.
August 16, 2017
Scientists used Titan to model a supernova explosion from the collapsing core of a super-giant star.
Launching a Supercomputer: How to Set Up Some of the World’s Fastest Computers
To solve some of the world’s biggest scientific problems, you need some of the world’s biggest computers. The teams at the Department of Energy’s user
August 8, 2017
Chuck Black is the director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials.
Meet the Director: Chuck Black
Chuck Black is the director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials.
August 4, 2017
This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera.
Dark Energy Survey Reveals Most Accurate Measurement of Dark Matter Structure in the Universe
New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos.
August 2, 2017
'Perfect Liquid' Quark-Gluon Plasma is the Most Vortical Fluid
Swirling soup of matter's fundamental building blocks spins ten billion trillion times faster than the most powerful tornado, setting new record for "
July 12, 2017
Scientists from DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory discovered a family of synthetic polymers that self-assemble into nanotubes with consistent diameters.
No Assembly Required: Nanoparticles that Put Themselves Together
Using self-assembly, scientists are coaxing tiny particles into making new, customized materials.
July 5, 2017
Samples from this Ancient Roman pier, Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy, were studied with X-rays at Berkeley Lab.
New Studies of Ancient Concrete Could Teach Us to Do as the Romans Did
Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley experiments show how natural chemistry strengthened ancient concrete.
June 28, 2017
Ecologist Dan Nelson hauling in a gill net as part of the fish population survey of the Clinch River Study.
Ecological Roots
How the Department of Energy’s national laboratories helped found the study of ecology.
June 26, 2017
An optical laser (green) excites the iron-containing active site of the protein cytochrome c, and then an X-ray laser (white) probes the iron a few femtoseconds to picoseconds later.
How a Single Chemical Bond Balances Cells Between Life and Death
With SLAC’s X-ray laser and synchrotron, scientists measured exactly how much energy goes into keeping this crucial bond from triggering a death spira
June 21, 2017
This diagram shows the timeline of the universe, from its beginnings in the Big Bang to today.
Our Expanding Universe: Delving into Dark Energy
Space is expanding ever more rapidly and scientists are researching dark energy to understand why.