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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 05.06.15University Research

From the Depths of A Microscopic World, Spontaneous CooperationExternal link

A clever combination of two different types of computer simulations enabled a group of Illinois researchers to uncover an unexpectedly cooperative group dynamic: the spontaneous emergence of resource sharing among individuals in a community. Read More »

05.06.15From the Labs

Compact Light Source Improves CT ScansExternal link

A new study shows that the recently developed Compact Light Source (CLS) – a commercial X-ray source with roots in research and development efforts at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – enables computer tomography scans that reveal more detail than routine scans performed at hospitals today. The new technology could soon be used in preclinical studies and help researchers better understand cancer and other diseases. Read More »

05.06.15From the Labs

A Hot Start to the Origin of Life?External link

Researchers from Berkeley Lab and the University of Hawaii at Manoa map the first chemical bonds that eventually give rise to DNA. Read More »


LHC Sees First Low-Energy CollisionsExternal link

Today, low-energy protons met in the hearts of the four Large Hadron Collider experiments. These test collisions will help the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb collaborations calibrate their detectors in preparation for the high-energy collisions scheduled for early June. Read More »

Students from California and Texas win DOE's 25th National Science Bowl05.04.15Press Release

Students from California and Texas win DOE's 25th National Science Bowl®

Successful competition highlights importance of investing in next generation of leaders in science. Read More »


Giant Electromagnet Arrives at Brookhaven Lab to Map Melted MatterExternal link

A 20-ton superconducting magnet traveled from California's SLAC Lab to New York's Brookhaven Lab as part of a proposed upgrade to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider's PHENIX detector. Read More »


Modeling Self-Healing Materials to Repair Fissures in TurbinesExternal link

Computational physicists from the University of Southern California use large-scale computations to design advanced materials that can heal themselves. Such materials would last longer and could reduce power plant shutdowns and repair downtime. Read More »

Brown University 05.01.15University Research

Dull Glow of Forest Yields Orbital Tracking of PhotosynthesisExternal link

A research team led by geoscientists from Brown University and the Marine Biological Laboratory has provided some crucial ground-truth for a method of measuring plant photosynthesis on a global scale from low-Earth orbit. Read More »

Michigan State University 05.01.15University Research

MSU Engineering Student Awarded National Computational Science FellowshipExternal link

Zane Crawford, an Honors College senior majoring in electrical engineering, has earned a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy. Read More »

MIT University 05.01.15University Research

How Some Beetles Produce a Scalding Defensive SprayExternal link

Thanks to research by a team at MIT, the University of Arizona, and Brookhaven National Laboratory, new analysis shows how bombardier beetles produce an explosive defensive chemical jet. Read More »

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