Science Headlines

04.21.15FROM THE LABS

Mu2e Breaks Ground on ExperimentExternal link

This weekend, members of the Mu2e collaboration dug their shovels into the ground of Fermilab's Muon Campus for the experiment that will search for the direct conversion of a muon into an electron in the hunt for new physics. Read More »

04.20.15FROM THE LABS

INCITE Seeking Proposals to Advance Science and Engineering at U.S. Leadership Computing FacilitiesExternal link

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program’s open call for proposals from April 15 to June 26 provides an opportunity for researchers to make transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility centers. Read More »

04.20.15FROM THE LABS

Unlocking Cloud GridlockExternal link

Researchers at PNNL developed a new way for global climate and weather forecasting models to represent cumulus clouds, accounting for updrafts and downdrafts in a manner that is far more accurate, regardless of the scale of the model. Read More »

04.17.15FROM THE LABS

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the EnvironmentExternal link

Scientists with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that mimics the natural photosynthetic process by which plants use the energy in sunlight to synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. Read More »

04.17.15FROM THE LABS

The Softer Side of Control Without Clumping or CappingExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) found that creating bare, two-metal particles provides insights into potential substitutes for costly platinum in fuel cell catalysts. Read More »

04.16.15FROM THE LABS

AMS Results Create Cosmic Ray PuzzleExternal link

New results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment disagree with current models that describe the origin and movement of the high-energy particles called cosmic rays. Read More »

04.16.15FROM THE LABS

Packing Heat: New Fluid Makes Untapped Geothermal Energy CleanerExternal link

More American homes could be powered by the earth's natural underground heat with a new, nontoxic and potentially recyclable liquid that is expected to use half as much water as other fluids used to tap into otherwise unreachable geothermal hot spots. Read More »

04.15.15FROM THE LABS

Electrolyte Genome Could Be Battery Game-ChangerExternal link

Berkeley Lab project for computational screening of molecules could accelerate electrolyte discovery. Read More »

04.15.15FROM THE LABS

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Construction BeginsExternal link

On April 14th a group gathered in northern Chile to participate in a traditional stone-laying ceremony. The ceremony marks the beginning of construction for a telescope that will use the world’s largest digital camera to take the most thorough survey ever of the Southern sky. Read More »

04.15.15FROM THE LABS

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Smashes Record for Polarized Proton Luminosity at 200 GeV Collision EnergyExternal link

Electron lenses and other accelerator improvements keep beams focused and compact to maximize collision rates and scientific productivity. Read More »

Last modified: 1/5/2015 10:05:55 AM