Science Headlines

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 »

06.28.13FROM THE LABS

Tiny Nanocubes Help Scientists Tell Left from RightExternal link

New method could improve drug development, optical sensors and more. Read More »

06.25.13FROM THE LABS

Around the US in 17 LabsExternal link

Use symmetry’s interactive map to learn more about what goes on at the national laboratories, including the 10 institutions under the purview of the DOE Office of Science. Read More »

06.24.13FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Scientists Solve Riddle of Strangely Behaving Magnetic MaterialExternal link

Materials scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have found an accurate way to explain the magnetic properties of a compound that has mystified the scientific community for decades. Read More »

06.21.13FROM THE LABS

Nigel Lockyer of Canada’s TRIUMF Lab Named Fermilab DirectorExternal link

Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada’s TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia, has been selected to become the next director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. A suite of new projects awaits Lockyer at Fermilab, which is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics research. Read More »

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