Science Headlines

08.05.13FROM THE LABS

A Crystal of a Different ColorExternal link

Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals - one orange, the other blue - from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic bond. Read More »

08.02.13FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Leads with New Cutting Edge NMR TechnologyExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory has announced that it will acquire a Dynamic Nuclear Polarization-NMR spectrometer, a giant step forward in the laboratory’s world-class solid state NMR capabilities. Read More »

08.01.13FROM THE LABS

Argonne Now is NewExternal link

Take a look at the summer issue of the magazine for features on everything from shimmering shingles to cosmological simulations to the story of smart smartphones. Read More »

07.30.13FROM THE LABS

Scientists Look to Next Decades in U.S. Particle PhysicsExternal link

From the output of an ongoing meeting, U.S. particle physicists – including experts from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science – will chart a path to answering some of science’s most intriguing questions. Read More »

07.29.13FROM THE LABS

Winners of the Ten-Hundred and One Word Challenge ContestExternal link

The Ten Hundred and One Word Challenge invited the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to represent their science in images, cartoons, photos, words and original paintings, but any descriptions or words could only use the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language, with the addition of one word important to each of the EFRCs and the mission of DOE: energy. Read More »

07.19.13FROM THE LABS

Discovery of Rare Decay Narrows Space for New PhysicsExternal link

After a quarter of a century of searching, physicists have discovered a rare particle decay that gives them an indirect way to test models of new physics. Read More »

07.16.13FROM THE LABS

Massive Muon Ring Moves Up the Mighty MississippiExternal link

Fifty-foot-wide electromagnet is on a 3,200 mile journey to its new home at Fermilab. Read More »

07.11.13FROM THE LABS

Successful Test of New U.S. Magnet Puts Large Hadron Collider on Track for Major UpgradeExternal link

U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories – including Berkeley Lab - collaborate to build the new magnets CERN needs to increase LHC luminosity by an order of magnitude. Read More »

07.10.13FROM THE LABS

Department of Energy Lab Field Study Will Sample Aerosols from Biomass BurningExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), working with colleagues from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), will conduct a field campaign this summer and fall in the skies over the Pacific Northwest and Tennessee to measure the evolution of aerosols in wildfires and prescribed agriculture burns, respectively. Read More »

07.02.13FROM THE LABS

New Mira Supercomputer Dedicated at Argonne National LaboratoryExternal link

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) led the dedication of the new Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory on Monday, underscoring the importance of high-performance computing to scientific research, industrial innovation and our nation’s economic future. Read More »