Science Headlines

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

07.31.15From the Labs

One Higgs is the Loneliest NumberExternal link

Physicists discovered one type of Higgs boson in 2012. Now they’re looking for more. There could be more types, since two primary theories – compositeness and Supersymmetry - predict multiple Higgs particles. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.31.15From the Labs

Magnetism at NanoscaleExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are building a unique optical magnetometer to probe magnetism at the nano- and mesoscale. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.30.15From the Labs

Meet the High-Performance Single-Molecule DiodeExternal link

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world’s highest-performance single-molecule diode. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.29.15From the Labs

Playing 'Tag' with Pollution Lets Scientists See Who's ItExternal link

Scientists at PNNL are tracking sources of soot in the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau region, an important region for supplying water to China and India. Read MoreExternal linkage