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2014

Magnetic field strength in a turbulence-optimized stellarator design. Regions with the highest strength are shown in yellow. 10.22.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Use Plasma Shaping to Control Turbulence in StellaratorsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Germany have devised a new method for minimizing turbulence in bumpy donut-shaped experimental fusion facilities called stellarators. Read More »

New transatlantic links being installed by DOE’s Energy Sciences Network will provide greater connectivity for scientists at U.S. National Laboratories with research facilities and collaborators in Europe. 10.20.14FROM THE LABS

DOE’s High-Speed Network to Boost Big Data Transfers by Extending 100G Connectivity Across AtlanticExternal link

New capabilities improve network speeds between European facilities and U.S. research sites, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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Graphene's hexagonal structure makes it an excellent lubricant. 10.14.14FROM THE LABS

Slippery When Dry: Graphene Proves a Long-lasting LubricantExternal link

Argonne National Laboratory has identified the properties of a newer, exceptionally wear-resistant substance that works in a broader range of environments. Read More »

Brookhaven researchers Jilian Fan, John Shanklin, and Changcheng Xu have developed a method for getting experimental plants to accumulate more leaf oil. 10.08.14FROM THE LABS

Researchers Pump Up Oil Accumulation in Plant LeavesExternal link

A series of detailed genetic studies points scientists to a new way to dramatically increase the accumulation of oil in plant leaves, an abundant source of biomass for fuel production. Read More »

NOvA is the most powerful accelerator-based neutrino experiment ever built in the United States and the longest-distance one in the world. 10.07.14FROM THE LABS

Fermilab’s 500-mile Neutrino Experiment Up and RunningExternal link

With construction completed, the NOvA experiment has begun its probe into the mysteries of ghostly particles that may hold the key to understanding the universe. Read More »

A simulated collision of lead ions, courtesy the ALICE experiment at CERN. 10.03.14FROM THE LABS

A Closer Look at the Perfect FluidExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab and their collaborators have honed a way to probe the quark-gluon plasma, the kind of matter that dominated the universe immediately after the big bang. Read More »

Photomultiplier tubes lining the walls of the Daya Bay neutrino detector. 10.01.14FROM THE LABS

Hide & Seek: Sterile Neutrinos Remain ElusiveExternal link

Daya Bay neutrino experiment publishes a new result on its first search for a "sterile" neutrino. Read More »

This image is a slice through the interior of a supermassive star of 55,500 solar masses along the axis of symmetry. 09.29.14FROM THE LABS

Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient StarsExternal link

Findings made possible with NERSC resources and Berkeley Lab code. Read More »

Scientists used a technique to shave time off computationally expensive global climate simulations, taking advantage of the most powerful super computers. 09.26.14FROM THE LABS

More Haste, Less WasteExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a more efficient way to crunch climate numbers. Read More »

Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II 09.23.14FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II Approved to Start Routine OperationsExternal link

Milestone marks transition to exciting new chapter. Read More »

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