Science Headlines

11.21.14Press Release

President Obama Bestows National Medal of Science on SLAC Director Emeritus and Nobelist Burton RichterExternal link

Richter was one of 10 distinguished researchers presented with the National Medal of Science, the highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the field of science. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.14From the Labs

Discovery Sheds Light on Nuclear Reactor Fuel Behavior During a Severe EventExternal link

Using the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility, a new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.21.14From the Labs

CERN Frees LHC DataExternal link

Anyone can access collision data from the Large Hadron Collider through the new CERN Open Data Portal. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.20.14From the Labs

LHCb Experiment Finds New ParticlesExternal link

The LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of two new particles, each consisting of three quarks. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.19.14From the Labs

Double Bonus: Win-Win for Atmospheric Particle PropertiesExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Colorado developed a new method that simultaneously connects two critical properties: real refractive index, a measure of how much the particle interacts with light, and particle density. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.18.14From the Labs

Researchers Develop New Acoustic Sensor for Chemical and Biological DetectionExternal link

Testing for ovarian cancer or the presence of a particular chemical could be almost as simple as distinguishing an F sharp from a B flat, thanks to a new microscopic acoustic device that has been dramatically improved by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.18.14From the Labs

As Temperatures Rise, Soil Will Relinquish Less Carbon to the Atmosphere Than Currently PredictedExternal link

New Berkeley Lab model quantifies interactions between soil microbes and their surroundings. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.17.14Press Release

INCITE Grants Awarded to 56 Computational Research ProjectsExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating scientific discovery and innovation that will share 5.8 billion core-hours on America’s two fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.17.14From the Labs

Around the World in 52 MonthsExternal link

The Department of Energy’s ARM Climate Research Facility has selected six field campaigns to take place from 2015 through most of 2019. These new efforts kick off in the summer of 2015 at the Southern Great Plans site. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.14.14From the Labs

Procter & Gamble and Temple University Scientists Model Skin’s Makeup Using Titan SupercomputerExternal link

Simulations run on the nation’s most powerful supercomputer for open science gave researchers a molecular-level understanding of how our skin performs some of its essential functions. Read MoreExternal linkage