Science Headlines

08.07.15From the Labs

Fermilab Experiment Sees Neutrinos Change Over 500 MilesExternal link

Scientists on the NOvA experiment saw their first evidence of oscillating neutrinos, confirming that the extraordinary detector built for the project not only functions as planned but is also making great progress toward its goal of a major leap in our understanding of these ghostly particles. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.06.15From the Labs

Protective Shells May Boost Silicon Lithium-Ion BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are working to develop lithium-ion batteries containing silicon-based materials. Scientists are interested in silicon because it can store roughly 10 times more lithium than the graphite in today’s batteries, leading to more energy stored. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.06.15User Facility

Keeping Algae from Stressing OutExternal link

Scientists at the DOE Joint Genome Institute are stressing algae - by starving them of nitrogen or sulfur - to study their genome for the factors that regulate lipid production, a possible step towards large-scale biofuel production. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.06.15From the Labs

IceCube Sees Highest-Energy Neutrino Ever FoundExternal link

IceCube scientists reported the observation of an even higher-energy neutrino event, one that offers scientists the best hope yet that they will be able to use ultra-high-energy neutrinos to find the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.05.15From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Spinoff Company Makes Fast, Accurate Nanoscale SensorExternal link

Optokey’s “biochemical nose” can be used in food safety, medical diagnosis, chemical analysis, and a wide array of other fields. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.05.15From the Labs

Two Spin Liquids Square Off in an Iron-Based SuperconductorExternal link

A recent study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), describes how an iron-telluride material related to a family of high-temperature superconductors develops superconductivity with no long-range electronic or magnetic order when "doped" with a small amount of sulfur. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.04.15From the Labs

Gut Microbes Affect Circadian Rhythms in MiceExternal link

A study including researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago found evidence that gut microbes affect circadian rhythms and metabolism in mice. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.04.15From the Labs

Scientists Propose an Explanation for Puzzling Electron Heat Loss in Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and a team of collaborators have proposed an explanation for why the hot plasma within fusion facilities called tokamaks sometimes fails to reach the required temperature, even as researchers pump beams of fast-moving neutral atoms into the plasma in an effort to make it hotter. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.03.15User Facility

Remote Region Promotes Remote-Control ScienceExternal link

Researchers are using remote-controlled unmanned aerial systems in Oliktok Point, Alaska, this summer to collect hard-to-gather data with the ultimate aim of improving climate models. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.03.15User Facility

Brookhaven Lab Study Explores Nanoscale Structure of Thin FilmsExternal link

Result opens new doors in thin-film research and provides early confirmation of the expected impact of the National Synchrotron Light Source II. Read MoreExternal linkage

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