Science Headlines

08.08.13FROM THE LABS

First Hundred Thousand Years of Our UniverseExternal link

A new analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation data by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has taken the furthest look back through time yet – 100 years to 300,000 years after the Big Bang – and provided tantalizing new hints of clues as to what might have happened. Read More »

08.07.13FROM THE LABS

3D IR Images Now in Full ColorExternal link

Berkeley Lab and University of Wisconsin Researchers Unveil FTIR spectro-microtomography. Read More »

08.06.13FROM THE LABS

ORNL Research Reveals New Challenges for Mercury CleanupExternal link

More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges associated with mercury cleanup. Read More »

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 »