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X-ray Study May Aid in Designing Better Blood Pressure DrugsExternal link

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed in atomic detail how a hypertension drug binds to a cellular receptor that plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. The results could help scientists design new drugs that better control blood pressure while limiting side effects. Read More »


Extreme Cold and Shipwreck LeadExternal link

Scientists have proven the concept of the CUORE experiment, which will study neutrinos with the world’s coldest detector and ancient lead. Read More »


NERSC, Cray Move Forward With Next-Generation Scientific ComputingExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced today that they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built Computational Research and Theory facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 04.23.15University Research

From Metal to Insulator and Back AgainExternal link

New work from Carnegie’s Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure. Read More »

The Brookhaven team used nanosized building blocks—cubes or octahedrons—decorated with DNA tethers to coordinate the assembly of spherical nanoparticles coated with complementary DNA strands. 04.23.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab Use Nanoscale Building Blocks and DNA 'Glue' to Shape 3D SuperlatticesExternal link

New approach to designing ordered composite materials for possible energy applications. Read More »

Carnegie Mellon University 04.23.15University Research

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Taps Carnegie Mellon Statistician To Lead Informatics and Statistics ScienceExternal link

Carnegie Mellon’s Chad Schafer is co-leader of a team developing new methods to gain scientific insights from the roughly 30 terabytes of data that the LSST will gather each night. Read More »


ICARUS Neutrino Experiment to Move to FermilabExternal link

A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world's largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »

University at Albany 04.22.15University Research

UAlbany-led Study Finds Vibration Theory of Odor Perception ImplausibleExternal link

An international team of scientists led by University at Albany Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric Block, have demonstrated that the vibrational theory of olfaction, one of the two major theories explaining how the sense of smell functions, is not plausible. Read More »

MIT University 04.22.15University Research

New Tabletop Detector “Sees” Single ElectronsExternal link

MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. Read More »


Mu2e Breaks Ground on ExperimentExternal link

This weekend, members of the Mu2e collaboration dug their shovels into the ground of Fermilab's Muon Campus for the experiment that will search for the direct conversion of a muon into an electron in the hunt for new physics. Read More »

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