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2014

Members of the Dark Energy Survey collaboration study the southern sky with the world's most advanced digital camera, mounted on a telescope in Chile. 08.18.14FROM THE LABS

Dark Energy Survey kicks Off Second Season Cataloging the Wonders of Deep SpaceExternal link

With its second year under way, the DES team posts highlights and prepares to release images from its first year. Read More »

Milky Way at 10,000 feet – Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado. 08.15.14FROM THE LABS

Mysteries of Space Dust RevealedExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers help give a first look at suspected extra-solar particles. Read More »

Organic-inorganic “hybrid” perovskites. 08.14.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Getting Insights Into a New Class of Semiconducting MaterialsExternal link

A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic “hybrid” perovskites. Read More »

A small team of astrophysicists and computer scientists have created some of the highest-resolution snapshots yet of a cyber version of our own cosmos. 08.11.14FROM THE LABS

Open Access to the UniverseExternal link

A small team of astrophysicists and computer scientists have created some of the highest-resolution snapshots yet of a cyber version of our own cosmos. Read More »

Studying a polymer that could heal under moist conditions, or underwater. 08.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

The Fix Is InExternal link

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara synthesize a polymer that can repair itself in wet conditions. Read More »

Technician Mike Myers checks components of stochastic cooling 08.06.14FROM THE LABS

RHIC Run 14: a Flawless 'Run of Firsts'External link

Brookhaven's atom smasher produced more gold collisions than all previous runs combined, and collided Helium-3 and Gold for the first time. Read More »

Image of books and bar charts. 08.04.14PRESS RELEASE

U.S. Department of Energy Increases Access to Results of DOE-funded Scientific ResearchExternal link

The Energy Department has launched the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science – PAGES – a web-based portal that will provide free public access to accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication. Read More »

New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents. 07.28.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Refrigerator MagnetsExternal link

New theory formulated by MIT researchers predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents. Read More »

Design Engineer Justine Haupt (left) and Postdoctoral Research Associate Dajun Huang (right) prepare a test chamber. 07.22.14FROM THE LABS

Instrumentation Division Nears Production Phase for LSST Camera Sensors at Brookhaven LabExternal link

Precision assembly is required to capture the clearest and most extensive picture of the cosmos. Read More »

In this illustration of a severed methyl iodide molecule, electrons jump the gap from one fragment containing carbon and hydrogen atoms (right) to the other fragment, which contains an iodine atom (left). 07.21.14FROM THE LABS

X-ray Laser Measures Leaping ElectronsExternal link

SLAC experiment provides new insight about how electrons move across molecules. Read More »