Science Headlines

02.20.14FROM THE LABS

Heavy Flavor Tracker for STARExternal link

New detector system from Berkeley Lab for quark-gluon plasma studies may lead to better understanding of early universe. Read More »

02.19.14PRESS RELEASE

Media Advisory: A New Species in the Amazon Rain Forest – Scientists.pdf file (298KB)

The GOAmazon field campaign will enable scientists to study the intricacies of the natural state of the Amazon rainforest atmosphere and land systems, and how these may be perturbed by human influences such as pollution and deforestation.

02.19.14PRESS RELEASE

Eight Teams Win Regional National Science Bowl Competitions, Secure Spots in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that eight teams of middle and high school students won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. Read More »

02.14.14FROM THE LABS

Superconductivity in Orbit: Scientists Find New Path to Loss-Free ElectricityExternal link

Brookhaven Lab researchers captured the distribution of multiple orbital electrons to help explain the emergence of superconductivity in iron-based materials.
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02.13.14PRESS RELEASE

DOE Speakers and Sessions at AAAS.pdf file (57KB)

Representatives from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science and its labs will be active participants in a variety of sessions at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting.

02.12.14FROM THE LABS

A Look Back at the 2013 Fermi AwardsExternal link

See highlights and interviews of this years Enrico Fermi Award winners. Read More »

02.11.14FROM THE LABS

NOvA Experiment Sees First Long-distance NeutrinosExternal link

The NOvA experiment consists of two huge particle detectors placed 500 miles apart, and its job is to explore the properties of an intense beam of ghostly particles called neutrinos. Neutrinos are abundant in nature, but they very rarely interact with other matter. Studying them could yield crucial information about the early moments of the universe. Read More »

02.11.14FROM THE LABS

Roots to Shoots: Hormone Transport in Plants DecipheredExternal link

Regulating hormone distribution mechanisms in plants could lead to sustainable bioenergy crops with increased growth and reduced needs for fertilizer. Read More »

02.10.14FROM THE LABS

NREL Scientists Find Key Function for Ferredoxins in Algae Hydrogen ProductionExternal link

Two of six iron-rich proteins shown to have role in algae metabolism; discovery could lead to enhanced hydrogen production. Read More »

02.10.14PRESS RELEASE

Fourteen Teams Win Regional National Science Bowl Competitions, Secure Spots in National Finals in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that 14 teams of middle and high school students won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl this past weekend and are advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. Read More »