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Special Delivery: First Shipment of Magnetic Devices for Next-Gen X-Ray Laser

April 27th, 2017

The first shipment of powerful magnetic devices for a next-generation laser project arrived at their destination on Wednesday after a nearly 3,000-mile journey. Berkeley Lab is overseeing the development and delivery of these devices, called undulator segments.

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Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet

April 26th, 2017

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 sensors.

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Four Small Businesses to Collaborate with Berkeley Lab Through Small Business Vouchers

April 21st, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that 38 small businesses will collaborate with national lab researchers through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot, including four that will work with Berkeley Lab in the areas of bioenergy and advanced manufacturing.

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Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

April 20th, 2017

Using an automated supernova-hunting pipeline based at NERSC, astronomers have captured multiple images of a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. This detection is currently the only one of its kind, but astronomers believe that if they can find more, they may be able to measure the rate of the universe’s expansion within 4 percent accuracy. Two Berkeley Lab researchers have a method for identifying more of these events using existing wide-field surveys.

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How X-rays Pushed Topological Matter Research Over the Top

April 14th, 2017

Pioneering X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) helped bring to life decades-old theories about exotic states of matter, and the ALS continues to play an important role in this flourishing field of topological matter research.

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Scientists Pull Water Out of Thin Air

April 13th, 2017

Berkeley and MIT scientists have demonstrated breakthrough technology capable of generating liters of water out of dry air using the power of the sun. The development is a major step toward a future of personal, off-grid sources of water.