Science Headlines

05.05.15ARTICLE

LHC Sees First Low-Energy CollisionsExternal link

Today, low-energy protons met in the hearts of the four Large Hadron Collider experiments. These test collisions will help the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb collaborations calibrate their detectors in preparation for the high-energy collisions scheduled for early June. Read More »

05.01.15FROM THE LABS

Giant Electromagnet Arrives at Brookhaven Lab to Map Melted MatterExternal link

A 20-ton superconducting magnet traveled from California's SLAC Lab to New York's Brookhaven Lab as part of a proposed upgrade to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider's PHENIX detector. Read More »

05.01.15ARTICLE

Modeling Self-Healing Materials to Repair Fissures in TurbinesExternal link

Computational physicists from the University of Southern California use large-scale computations to design advanced materials that can heal themselves. Such materials would last longer and could reduce power plant shutdowns and repair downtime. Read More »

04.30.15FROM THE LABS

DECam’s Far-Out ForaysExternal link

The Dark Energy Survey, which studies the accelerating expansion of our universe, uses one of the most sensitive observing tools that astronomers have: the Dark Energy Camera. Built at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and situated on the Victor Blanco 4-meter telescope in Chile, the camera spends 30 percent of each year collecting light from clusters of galaxies for DES. Read More »

04.30.15FROM THE LABS

The Devil's in the DetailsExternal link

Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led implementation of a new system to represent turbulence in a multi-scale atmosphere model that improves the simulated distribution of low clouds. Read More »

04.29.15FROM THE LABS

Ten Things You Might Not Know About AntimatterExternal link

Antimatter has fueled many a supernatural tale. It's also fascinating all by itself. Read More »

04.29.15FROM THE LABS

Chirping Electrons: Cyclotron Radiation From Single Electrons Measured Directly For First TimeExternal link

A group of almost 30 scientists and engineers from six research institutions reported the direct detection of cyclotron radiation from individual electrons April 20 in Physical Review Letters. Read More »

04.28.15FROM THE LABS

Galaxy-Gazing Telescope Sensors Pass Important Vision TestsExternal link

Results give scientists additional confidence that the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will detect effects of dark matter and dark energy. Read More »

04.28.15FROM THE LABS

Energy Department to Provide $75 Million for ‘Fuels from Sunlight’ HubExternal link

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $75 million in funding to renew the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub originally established in 2010 with the goal of harnessing solar energy for the production of fuel. Read More »

04.28.15FROM THE LABS

ALCF Supercomputer Helps Identify Materials to Improve Fuel ProductionExternal link

With access to supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel and petroleum production. Read More »