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September 14, 2017
Press Release
It's the first to employ AI to help the grid manage power fluctuations, resist damage and recover faster from storms, solar eclipses, cyberattacks and other disruptions.
An illustration of electric grid components
August 15, 2017
News Feature
Tripling the energy and refining the shape of optical laser pulses at LCLS’s Matter in Extreme Conditions instrument allows researchers to recreate higher-pressure conditions and explore unsolved questions relevant to fusion energy, plasma physics and materials science.
Laser engineers with the upgraded Matter in Extreme Conditions optical laser
May 10, 2017
News Feature
Sensitive gamma-ray “eye” on NASA’s Fermi space telescope continues to provide unprecedented views of violent phenomena in the cosmos.
Fermi in Space
February 23, 2017
News Feature
After losing its first match of the day to the defending champions, The Harker School’s team won 10 consecutive rounds to claim victory in the annual SLAC Regional DOE Science Bowl.
Harker's championship team
February 2, 2017
News Feature
The contaminant binds to organic matter in sediments, which increases persistence in groundwater.
September 26, 2016
News Feature
Underground experiment passes critical DOE review and prepares for startup in 2020.
August 9, 2016
News Feature
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will measure light from 35 million cosmic objects for new insights into what causes the universe to expand faster and faster.
July 29, 2016
News Feature
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.
February 9, 2015
News Feature
The 2015 event attracted 100 Bay Area high school students with San Jose’s Lynbrook High School emerging as the winner.