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Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet

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Berkeley Lab scientists have found an unexpected magnetic property in a 2-D material. The new atomically thin, flat magnet could have major implications for a wide range of applications, such as nanoscale memory, spintronic devices, and magnetic...
24-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

With help from a supernova-hunting pipeline based at NERSC, astronomers captured multiple images of a gravitationally lensed Type 1a supernova. This is currently the only one, but if astronomers can find more they may be able to measure Universal...
19-Apr-2017 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How X-Rays Pushed Topological Matter R&D Over the Top

Pioneering X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) helped bring to life decades-old theories about exotic topological states of matter, and the ALS continues to play an important role in this flourishing field of research.
17-Apr-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Berkeley Lab Project Turns Waste Heat to Electricity

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A new Berkeley Lab project seeks to efficiently capture waste heat and convert it to electricity, potentially saving California up to $385 million per year. With a $2-million grant from the California Energy Commission, Berkeley Lab scientists will...
13-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Gain Insight Into Protein Critical to Zika Virus Reproduction

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Berkeley Lab researchers collaborated with colleagues from the University of Indiana and Texas A&M University to solve the atomic structure of a Zika virus protein that is key to viral reproduction. The X-ray studies were conducted at the Advanced...
10-Apr-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovered: Novel Group of Giant Viruses

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Viruses outnumber the microbes on Earth. A handful of giant viruses have been discovered in the past two decades. In Science, DOE Joint Genome Institute scientists report discovering a novel group of giant viruses that they believe significantly...
4-Apr-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Coming to a Lab Bench Near You: Femtosecond X-Ray Spectroscopy

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Berkeley Lab researchers have, for the first time, captured the ephemeral electron movements in a transient state of a chemical reaction using ultrafast, tabletop X-ray spectroscopy. The researchers used femtosecond pulses of X-ray light to catch...
4-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Measurements Suggest ‘Antineutrino Anomaly’ Fueled by Modeling Error

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Results from a new study involving Berkeley Lab scientists could explain a mismatch between predictions and recent measurements of ghostly particles streaming from nuclear reactors -- the so-called “reactor antineutrino anomaly” that has puzzled...
5-Apr-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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