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A toroid SMES system consisting of a number of high field coils made with the High Temperature Superconductors (HTS).08.01.13Science Highlight

Massive Energy Storage in Superconductors (SMES)

Novel high temperature superconductor magnet technology charts new territory. Read More »

10-m South Pole Telescope at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott Research Station.08.01.13Science Highlight

Patterns in the Cosmos Trace Evolution of the Universe

Detection of subtle polarization patterns in the Cosmic Microwave Background opens a new window on fundamental physics and cosmology. Read More »

The inside of the University of Texas, Austin, vacuum chamber where electrons were accelerated to 2 GeV.07.01.13Science Highlight

Two GeV Electrons Achieved by Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Scientists at University of Texas, Austin, accelerate electrons to 2 GeV in table top apparatus. Read More »

Jefferson Lab's K20 supercomputer.06.01.13Science Highlight

Supercomputing on a Budget

The optimization of commercial hardware and specialized software enables cost-effective supercomputing. Read More »

Daya Bay06.01.13Science Highlight

The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron Neutrinos Turn into Muon Neutrinos

Surprisingly large effect greatly increases the probability that new neutrino experiments will be able to see the differences between matter and antimatter. Read More »

Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration04.01.13Science Highlight

How Accelerator Physicists Save Time

A boosted frame of reference boosts the speed of calculations. Read More »

Bottomonium Mass Spectrum02.01.13Science Highlight

The Higgs: Not the Only Boson in Town

Another boson has been found at the LHC that could help refine our understanding of the strong force. Read More »