News Archives

01.19.16From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Releases Early DataExternal link

Catalogs of galaxies and stars derived from the data collected during that Science Verification season (November 2012 to February 2013) have been released to the public. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.19.16From the Labs

Livermore Scientists Find Global Ocean Warming has Doubled in Recent DecadesExternal link

Lawrence Livermore scientists, working with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and university colleagues, have found that half of the global ocean heat content increase since 1865 has occurred over the past two decades. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.19.16User Facility

Instrument Expands X-Ray Laser’s Capability and Flexibility for Biological ExperimentsExternal link

For the first time in three years, LCLS has added a new instrument to its set of experimental stations. Staff from Stanford and SLAC gathered on Jan. 12 in the X-ray laser’s Far Experimental Hall to celebrate the arrival of the first X-rays in the brand new MFX hutch. Read MoreExternal linkage

A new theory suggests a shorter secondary inflationary period that could account for the amount of dark matter estimated to exist throughout the cosmos. 01.15.16From the Labs

New Theory of Secondary Inflation Expands Options for Avoiding an Excess of Dark MatterExternal link

Physicists suggest a smaller secondary inflationary period in the moments after the Big Bang could account for the abundance of the mysterious matter. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.15.16From the Labs

Creating an Electrical Conduit Using Two InsulatorsExternal link

Created by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Minnesota, a specially designed junction between two insulators surprisingly yields a densely packed sheet of electrons. Read MoreExternal linkage

Old Dominion University 01.14.16University Research

ODU Conference Joins National Effort to Mentor Female Physics StudentsExternal link

Old Dominion University and Jefferson Lab in Newport News, will co-host 150 aspiring women scientists Jan. 15-17 as part of the nationwide Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.14.16User Facility

Supernova Twins: Making Standard Candles More Standard Than EverExternal link

New computational approach run on NERSC’s Edison supercomputer measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.14.16From the Labs

BESC Study Seeks Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

Delaware University 01.14.16University Research

Fuel Cell BreakthroughExternal link

Researchers at the University of Delaware recently reported a breakthrough that promises to bring down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing expensive platinum catalysts with cheaper ones made from metals like nickel. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.13.16From the Labs

The Down and Dirty About North American SnowpackExternal link

PNNL research used measurements from a large-area survey of observed soot in snow to understand the simulated amount and sources in snowpack, revealing that even underrepresented in snowpack simulations, soot delivers a significant heating effect on North American snowpack. Read MoreExternal linkage

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