September 29, 2014: Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe’s first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. Read More »
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September 25, 2014: Berkeley Lab researchers are creating microscopic pore-scale simulations could help scientists evaluate ways to store carbon dioxide produced by power plants, keeping it from contributing to global climate change. Read More »
September 23, 2014: Complex oxides have long tantalized the materials science community for their promise in next-generation energy and information technologies. Now researchers have found that intrinsic electric fields can drive oxygen diffusion at interfaces in engineered thin films made of complex oxides. Read More »