Science Headlines


12.30.14From the Labs

The Quality of LightExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and The Pennsylvania State University are closely studying one of these photosynthetic species of fast-growing cyanobacteria using advanced tools developed at PNNL to determine the optimum environment that contributes to record growth and productivity. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.29.14From the Labs

Microscopy Reveals How Atom-High Steps Impede Oxidation of Metal SurfacesExternal link

A new study performed by a team led by Guangwen Zhou of Binghamton University, in collaboration with Peter Sutter of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals that certain features of metal surfaces can stop the process of oxidation in its tracks. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.23.14From the Labs

Breakthrough in Predictions of Pressure-dependent Combustion Chemical ReactionsExternal link

Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.19.14From the Labs

First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

SLAC study shows “pseudogap” phase hoards electrons that might otherwise conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.19.14From the Labs

Ultrafast Imaging of Complex Systems in 3-D at Near Atomic Resolution Becoming Increasingly PossibleExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory developed an extended Monte Carlo computational scheme that for the first time includes bound-bound resonant excitations that dramatically enhance ionization rates and can lead to an unexpectedly high degree of electron stripping Read MoreExternal linkage

12.18.14From the Labs

ORNL Microscopy Pencils Patterns in Polymers at the NanoscaleExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.16.14From the Labs

Is the Higgs Boson a Piece of the Matter-Antimatter Puzzle?External link

A SLAC theorist and colleagues lay out a possible way to tell if the Higgs is involved. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.16.14From the Labs

Back to the Future with Roman Architectural ConcreteExternal link

Research at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source reveals key to longevity of imperial Roman monuments. Read MoreExternal linkage

12.15.14From the Labs

PPPL and USDA Engineers Win Patent for Pasteurizing Eggs in the ShellExternal link

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to a novel technique and device for pasteurizing eggs developed by engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Read MoreExternal linkage

12.12.14From the Labs

Earth’s Most Abundant Mineral Finally Has A NameExternal link

A team of scientists led by Oliver Tschauner, a mineralogist at the University of Las Vegas, clarified the definition of the Earth's most abundant mineral – a high-density form of magnesium iron silicate, now called Bridgmanite – and defined estimated constraint ranges for its formation Read MoreExternal linkage

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