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The components in a lithium-ion coin-cell battery that includes ultrathin sheets of nickel oxide as an electrode component. 04.03.14FROM THE LABS

'Smart Window' Material May Make Better BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at SLAC's synchrotron observe 'breathing' layer during battery operation Read More »

04.02.14FROM THE LABS

Persistent Analysis Fills in 50-Year GapExternal link

Researchers analyze data from an experiment conducted at DOE's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to finally pin down two key characteristics that had never been measured before of an elusive particle, the Lambda(1405). Read More »

04.02.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Lab Researchers Show Polymer-Coated Nanocubes Form Complex StructuresExternal link

Nanoparticles assembled in new ways hold the promise of a wave of new high-tech materials that could offer high strength, enhanced magnetic properties, light reflectivity or absorption, use as catalysts and much more. Read More »

04.01.14ARTICLE

Researchers Gain Insight Into Organic Solar Cell EfficiencyExternal link

Research from North Carolina State University reveals that organic solar cell efficiency is based upon a delicate balance between the size and purity of the interior layers, or domains. These findings may lead to better designs and improved performance in organic solar cells. Read More »

04.01.14FROM THE LABS

April 17, 2014 Pre-Proposal Conference Set for Brookhaven National Laboratory Mangement-and-Operations Contract Competition.pdf file (163KB)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has scheduled a Pre-Proposal Conference at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to discuss the recently released Request for Proposals (RFP) for the competitive selection of an approximately $3.25 billion, five-year, management-and-operations contract for BNL.

03.31.14FROM THE LABS

Generations of Supercomputers Pin Down Primordial PlasmaExternal link

As one groundbreaking IBM system retires, a new Blue Gene supercomputer comes online at Brookhaven Lab to help precisely model subatomic interactions. Read More »

Researchers use a near-infrared microscope to read the output of carbon nanotube sensors embedded in an Arabidopsis thaliana plant.03.31.14Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Bionic Plants

Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers. Read More »

03.28.14ARTICLE

A New Angle on Controlling LightExternal link

MIT researchers have produced a system that allows light of any color to pass through only if it is coming from one specific angle; the technique reflects all light coming from other directions. This new approach could ultimately lead to advances in solar photovoltaics, detectors for telescopes and microscopes, and privacy filters for display screens.
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03.28.14FROM THE LABS

Human-Induced Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango DeltaExternal link

Researchers at the University of Cape Town, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the United Nations Development Programme have analyzed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa—the Okavango River. Read More »

03.27.14FROM THE LABS

Bacteria That Produces a Rocket-Powering Biofuel Developed by Scientists at Georgia Tech.External link

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications. Read More »

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