Science Headlines

11.08.16From the Labs

Fermilab “Deepens” its Relationship with Sanford Underground Research FacilityExternal link

Fermilab in Batavia, IL and Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota are the sites of the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and its Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.16From the Labs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Wins Seven R&D 100 AwardsExternal link

The awards, known as the “Oscars of Invention,” honor innovative breakthroughs in materials science, biomedicine, consumer products and more from academia, industry and government-sponsored research agencies. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.16User Facility

We Gather Here Today to Join Lasers and Anti-LasersExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have for the first time created a single device that acts as both a laser and an anti-laser, and they demonstrated these two opposite functions at a frequency within the telecommunications band. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.07.16From the Labs

PNNL Wins 2 R&D 100 Awards for Underground Cleanup and Carbon CaptureExternal link

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory tools that track underground contaminants and speed carbon capture technology development are among R&D Magazine’s 100 most innovative scientific breakthroughs of the year. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.01.16From the Labs

Cloudy Feedback on Global WarmingExternal link

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have identified a mechanism that causes low clouds -- and their influence on Earth's energy balance -- to respond differently to global warming, depending on their spatial pattern and location. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.31.16From the Labs

Brookhaven Lab 'Higgs Hunter' Sally Dawson Receives J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle PhysicsExternal link

The award, given by the American Physical Society (APS), recognizes Dawson and her three co-authors of The Higgs Hunter's Guide, a seminal book first published in 1989 on the physics of Higgs bosons—fundamental particles predicted by the accepted theory of particle physics as essential to generating the mass of fundamental particles, and discovered in experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.28.16User Facility

New Technique Reveals Powerful, "Patchy" Approach to Nanoparticle SynthesisExternal link

Scientists from multinational institutions working with the Center for Functional Nanomaterials have used cutting-edge electron tomography techniques—a process of 3D reconstructive imaging—to pinpoint the structure and composition of polymer nano-patches, foundational work for the process of testing and tailoring customizable nanoparticles. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.28.16Profile

Peter Thornton: Bridging Titan and the Tundra with Hands-on FieldworkExternal link

Thornton is the leader of the Terrestrial Systems Modeling group in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also the head of modeling for the Arctic team of the DOE’s Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments, which has brought him to Alaska several times to study the effects of climate change up-close, most recently this past July. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.27.16From the Labs

Inclusion Increases Innovation: Recap of the Diversity & Inclusion Workshop at Brookhaven LabExternal link

More than 300 people attended the diversity and inclusion workshop Sept. 7 and 8, including more than 200 Brookhaven Lab science and support staff plus an additional 100 participants who traveled from DOE, national laboratories from across the nation, and others from schools in the New York State region. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.26.16User Facility

Nickel-78 is a ‘Doubly Magic’ Isotope, Supercomputing Calculations ConfirmExternal link

Theoretical physicists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently used Titan, America’s most powerful supercomputer, to compute the nuclear structure of nickel-78, consisting of 28 protons and 50 neutrons, and found that this neutron-rich nucleus is indeed doubly magic. Read MoreExternal linkage