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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 »

A photo of a satellite orbiting earth. 09.18.14ARTICLE

Pursuit of Dark Matter Progresses at AMSExternal link

A possible sign of dark matter will eventually become clear, according to promising signs from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment. Read More »

An inexpensive 3D-printed microscope attached to a cell phone shows the epidermis of an onion magnified 350 times. 09.16.14FROM THE LABS

Want to Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope for Pennies?External link

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a sleek, simple and inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope that can be used to identify biological samples in the field. Read More »

An apparatus used to charge lithium ion coin cell batteries at various rates with different levels of current. 09.15.14FROM THE LABS

Study Sheds New Light on Why Batteries Go BadExternal link

Rapid charging and draining doesn’t damage lithium ion electrode as much as thought. Read More »

Diamondoids, the square cages at left, and buckyballs, the soccer-ball shapes at right create “buckydiamondoids,” center. 09.09.14FROM THE LABS

Buckyballs and Diamondoids Join Forces in Tiny Electronic GadgetExternal link

Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory craft two exotic forms of carbon into a molecule for steering electron flow. Read More »