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Novel Data Processing Technique Aids XFEL Protein Structure Analysis

January 26, 2021

This science highlight was originally published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Biosciences Area on Dec. 21, 2020. It has been modified to include more information about the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center’s role in supporting this research.X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) came into use in 2010 for protein crystallography, allowing scientists to study fully hydrated specimens at room temperature without radiation damage. Researchers have developed many new… Read More »

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Measurements of Pulsar Accelerations Reveal Milky Way’s Dark Side

January 11, 2021

It is well known that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy. Within galaxies, stars also experience an acceleration, though this is due to some combination of dark matter and stellar density. Researchers using NERSC supercomputers have obtained the first direct measurement of the average acceleration taking place within our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Read More »