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Team Announces Breakthrough Observation of Mott Transition in a SuperconductorExternal link

An international team of researchers, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, announced today in Science the observation of a dynamic Mott transition in a superconductor. Read More »


Extreme Pressure Causes Osmium to Change State of MatterExternal link

Using metallic osmium (Os) in experimentation, an international group of researchers have demonstrated that ultra-high pressures cause core electrons to interplay, which results in experimentally observed anomalies in the compression behavior of the material. Read More »

Bird's-eye view of the underground Daya Bay Far Hall during installation. 09.11.15FROM THE LABS

Best Precision Yet for Neutrino Measurements at Daya BayExternal link

By tracking the transformation of neutrinos, scientists hope to answer fundamental physics questions. Read More »

Michigan State University 09.11.15University Research

Grant to Help Increase Biofuel Yield While Limiting Fertilizer UseExternal link

Michigan State University has earned a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better understand how biofuel crops acquire nitrogen, insights that could help maximize yields while minimizing fertilizer use. Read More »

Rice University 09.11.15University Research

Science Provides New Way to Peer Into PoresExternal link

Rice University lab finds technique to characterize nanoscale spaces in porous materials. Read More »

New York University 09.11.15University Research

Physicists Catch a Magnetic Wave that Offers Promise for More Energy-Efficient ComputingExternal link

A team of physicists at New York University, Stanford University, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken pictures of a theorized but previously undetected magnetic wave, the discovery of which offers the potential to be an energy-efficient means to transfer data in consumer electronics. Read More »


Celeste: A New Model for Cataloging the UniverseExternal link

A Berkeley Lab-based research collaboration of astrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists is looking to shake things up with Celeste, a new statistical analysis model designed to enhance one of modern astronomy’s most time-tested tools: sky surveys. Read More »

Northwestern University 09.10.15University Research

Japanese Paper Art Inspires New 3-D Fabrication MethodExternal link

Northwestern University, University of Illinois and Tsinghua University research team has created complex 3-D micro- and nanostructures out of silicon and other materials found in advanced technologies using a new assembly method that uses cuts to advantage. Read More »

MIT University 09.10.15University Research

Fertilize the Ocean, Cool the Planet?External link

MIT researchers find unintended consequences of an idea to stimulate ocean phytoplankton growth in order to geoengineer a cooler atmosphere. Read More »


SLAC’s Ultrafast ‘Electron Camera’ Visualizes Ripples in 2-D MaterialExternal link

New research led by scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University shows how individual atoms move in trillionths of a second to form wrinkles on a three-atom-thick material. Read More »

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