Science Headlines

05.01.15From the Labs

Giant Electromagnet Arrives at Brookhaven Lab to Map Melted MatterExternal link

A 20-ton superconducting magnet traveled from California's SLAC Lab to New York's Brookhaven Lab as part of a proposed upgrade to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider's PHENIX detector. Read MoreExternal linkage


Modeling Self-Healing Materials to Repair Fissures in TurbinesExternal link

Computational physicists from the University of Southern California use large-scale computations to design advanced materials that can heal themselves. Such materials would last longer and could reduce power plant shutdowns and repair downtime. Read MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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 MoreExternal linkage

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