Science Headlines

04.30.15FROM THE LABS

DECam’s Far-Out ForaysExternal link

The Dark Energy Survey, which studies the accelerating expansion of our universe, uses one of the most sensitive observing tools that astronomers have: the Dark Energy Camera. Built at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and situated on the Victor Blanco 4-meter telescope in Chile, the camera spends 30 percent of each year collecting light from clusters of galaxies for DES. Read More »

04.30.15FROM THE LABS

The Devil's in the DetailsExternal link

Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led implementation of a new system to represent turbulence in a multi-scale atmosphere model that improves the simulated distribution of low clouds. Read More »

04.29.15FROM THE LABS

Ten Things You Might Not Know About AntimatterExternal link

Antimatter has fueled many a supernatural tale. It's also fascinating all by itself. Read More »

04.29.15FROM THE LABS

Chirping Electrons: Cyclotron Radiation From Single Electrons Measured Directly For First TimeExternal link

A group of almost 30 scientists and engineers from six research institutions reported the direct detection of cyclotron radiation from individual electrons April 20 in Physical Review Letters. Read More »

04.28.15FROM THE LABS

Galaxy-Gazing Telescope Sensors Pass Important Vision TestsExternal link

Results give scientists additional confidence that the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will detect effects of dark matter and dark energy. Read More »

04.28.15FROM THE LABS

Energy Department to Provide $75 Million for ‘Fuels from Sunlight’ HubExternal link

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $75 million in funding to renew the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub originally established in 2010 with the goal of harnessing solar energy for the production of fuel. Read More »

04.28.15FROM THE LABS

ALCF Supercomputer Helps Identify Materials to Improve Fuel ProductionExternal link

With access to supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel and petroleum production. Read More »

04.27.15FROM THE LABS

An Improvement to the Global Standard for Modeling Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Mario Podestà, a staff physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has updated the worldwide computer program known as TRANSP to better simulate the interaction between energetic particles and instabilities – disturbances in plasma that can halt fusion reactions. Read More »

04.27.15FROM THE LABS

Brookhaven Lab Construction Technology Poised for CommercializationExternal link

Long Island start-up company SulfCrete, Inc. has been exploring commercialization of sulfur polymer, a unique and affordable construction material developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory that has a very small carbon footprint compared to the existing concrete products it might one day replace. Read More »

04.24.15FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Scientists Create Cheaper Magnetic Material for Cars, Wind TurbinesExternal link

Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets. Read More »