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Interfaces between solid materials are surfaces with intricate, internal structure (shown on the left). To control that structure, and to use it for specific applications, researchers model it a simplified way (shown on the right). 09.02.14University Research

The Power of Hidden PatternsExternal link

Scientists at MIT find interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites. Read MoreExternal linkage

Glass is a liquid that has lost its ability to flow and so instead of taking the shape of its container can itself serve as a container. 08.28.14University Research

A Collaboration of Researchers Using Argonne Lab’s Advanced Photon Source Explain Why Some Liquids are ‘Fragile’ and Others are ‘Strong’External link

‘Fragility’ provides a clue to the mystery of what happens when a liquid turns into a glass. Read MoreExternal linkage

A Fermilab scientist works on the laser beams at the heart of the Holometer experiment. 08.26.14From the Labs

Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram?External link

New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe. Read MoreExternal linkage

In this illustration, a patterned 3-D grid of tiny whirlpools, called quantum vortices, populates a nanoscale droplet of superfluid helium. 08.22.14From the Labs

X-ray Laser Probes Tiny Quantum Tornadoes in Superfluid DropletsExternal link

SLAC experiment reveals mysterious order in liquid helium. Read MoreExternal linkage

Schematic illustration of Earth’s magnetic field. 08.20.14From the Labs

NMR Using Earth’s Magnetic FieldExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate ultra low-field nuclear magnetic resonance with an optical magnetometer. Read MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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