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08.10.16From the Labs

3-D Galaxy-Mapping Project Enters Construction PhaseExternal link

The latest DOE approval step, known as Critical Decision 3, triggers spending for major components of the project, including the remainder of the 5,000 finger-width, 10-inch-long cylindrical robots that will precisely point the fiber-optic cables to gather the light from a chosen set of galaxies, stars, and brilliant objects called quasars. Read More »

Colorado State University 08.10.16University Research

Neutrinos, Ever Bizarre, Enjoy the SpotlightExternal link

Two separate, international scientific collaborations studying neutrinos, the T2K experiment in Japan, and the NOvA experiment at Fermilab, have reported new insights into how neutrinos behave. Colorado State University researchers have played a significant role in both. Read More »

Vanderbilt University 08.09.16University Research

Using Nanotechnology to Give Fuel Cells More OomphExternal link

At the same time Honda and Toyota are introducing fuel cell cars to the U.S. market, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University, Nissan North America and Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to create a new technology designed to give fuel cells more oomph. Read More »

08.09.16From the Labs

NOvA Shines New Light on How Neutrinos BehaveExternal link

NOvA scientists have seen evidence that one of the three neutrino mass states might not include equal parts of muon and tau flavor, as previously thought. Scientists refer to this as “nonmaximal mixing,” and NOvA’s preliminary result is the first hint that this may be the case for the third mass state. Read More »

Stanford University 08.09.16University Research

Stanford-led Experiments Point Toward Memory Chips 1,000 Times Faster Than Today’sExternal link

Stanford-led research shows that an emerging memory technology, based on a new class of semiconductor materials, could deliver the best of both worlds, storing data permanently while allowing certain operations to occur up to a thousand times faster than today’s memory devices. Read More »

Drexel University 08.08.16University Research

Making a Solar Energy Conversion Breakthrough With Help From a Ferroelectrics PioneerExternal link

Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers including scientists from Drexel University, has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays. Read More »

08.08.16User Facility

Researchers Combine Simulation, Experiment for Nanoscale 3-D PrintingExternal link

A team at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of Tennessee and the Graz University of Technology, has developed a powerful simulation-guided drafting process to improve FEBID and introduce new possibilities in nanomanufacturing. Read More »

MIT University 08.08.16University Research

Toward Practical Quantum ComputersExternal link

Researchers from MIT and MIT Lincoln Laboratory report an important step toward practical quantum computers, with a paper describing a prototype chip that can trap ions in an electric field and, with built-in optics, direct laser light toward each of them.
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08.08.16User Facility

New Results on the Higgs Boson and the Building Blocks of Matter Presented at ICHEPExternal link

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) performance surpasses expectations; results confirm the Higgs particle, show "bump" appears to be a statistical fluctuation, and offer insight into quark-gluon plasma at high energies complementary to those explored at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Read More »

Michigan Tech University 08.08.16University Research

To Infinity and Beyond with NanosatellitesExternal link

Moving a nanosatellite around in space takes only a tiny amount of thrust. Engineers from Michigan Technological University and the University of Maryland teamed up, put a nanoscale rocket under a microscope, and watched what happened. Read More »

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