Science Headlines

2014

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

12.10.14FROM THE LABS

Argonne, Convergent and Cummins Cooperate to Discover the Secrets of Fuel InjectorsExternal link

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has created integrated modeling of the fluid dynamics of fuel injectors in modern engines. Read More »

12.10.14FROM THE LABS

Study May Help Slow the Spread of FluExternal link

An important study conducted in part at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory may lead to new, more effective vaccines and medicines by revealing detailed information about how a flu antibody binds to a wide variety of flu viruses. Read More »

12.09.14FROM THE LABS

Underground Helium Travels to the Earth’s Surface Via Aquifers, New Study SaysExternal link

Using an atom trap built at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to date the water in a deep South American aquifer, scientists tracked the rate at which helium pooled in the aquifers. Read More »

12.08.14FROM THE LABS

The Bright Side of Arctic CloudsExternal link

For the first time, modeling research led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that atmospheric particles can brighten cold clouds in the Arctic. Read More »

12.08.14FROM THE LABS

Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional SuperconductorsExternal link

Finding gives scientists a new group of materials to explore to unlock secrets of some materials' ability to carry current with no energy loss. Read More »

12.05.14FROM THE LABS

Atomic 'Mismatch' Creates Nano 'Dumbbells'External link

Researchers at Argonne National Lab are closer to understanding the process by which nanoparticles made of more than one material – called heterostructured nanoparticles – form. This process, known as heterogeneous nucleation, is the same mechanism by which beads of condensation form on a windowpane. Read More »

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