Brookhaven National Laboratory News Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. en-us Brookhaven Lab Smart Grid Resiliency Workshop Focuses on Microgrids Microgrids, stand-alone power generation and distribution networks, may provide critically important capabilities to strengthen electric grid resiliency following significant weather events. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST 499th Brookhaven Lecture on Wednesday, 11/19: 'Artificial Photosynthesis: Making and Breaking Bonds with Protons and Electrons' It's not really fair to compare plants with people. Plants can't earn expensive four-year degrees, and they don't keep up with the latest studies linking carb-heavy diets and obesity. But when it comes to this, plants have humans beat—and energy researchers at Brookhaven Lab are on the case. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST Multilaboratory Collaboration Brings New X-ray Detector to Light Scientists from Brookhaven, Fermilab, and Argonne design and build a new detector based on 3-D technology that processes samples with microsecond timing and nanoscale sensitivity. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST Toyota to Use Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials to Advance Vehicle Battery Tech Scientists will collaborate with Brookhaven Lab experts and use world-leading electron microscopes to explore the real-time electrochemical reactions in promising new batteries. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EST Tracking Heat-Driven Decay in Leading Electric Vehicle Batteries Scientists reveal the atomic-scale structural and electronic degradations that plague rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and make them vulnerable during high-temperature operations. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EST Researchers Pump Up Oil Accumulation in Plant Leaves A series of detailed genetic studies points scientists to a new way to dramatically increase the accumulation of oil in plant leaves, an abundant source of biomass for fuel production. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:00:00 EST DOE 'Knowledgebase' Links Biologists, Computer Scientists to Solve Energy, Environmental Issues With this tool from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), biologists don’t have to be programmers to answer big computational questions. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:30:00 EST Brookhaven Physicist Ivan Bozovic Elected to European Academy of Sciences Ivan Bozovic has been elected to Academia Europea—the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences—in recognition of his lifetime achievements in advancing research and theory on superconductors and other complex materials. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:30:00 EST New York State Funds Brookhaven Lab to Study Use of Radar to Predict Storm Electrical Outages Brookhaven National Lab has received $250,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to investigate how weather radar data can be used in real time to speed restoration of electric utility systems during and after significant weather events. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:30:00 EST New Method Provides Nanoscale Details of Electrochemical Reactions in Electric Vehicle Battery Materials Using a new method to track the electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery material under operating conditions, scientists have revealed new insight into why fast charging inhibits this material's performance. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 05:00:00 EST