Laboratory News

09.01.17From the Labs

Artificial Intelligence Analyzes Gravitational Lenses 10 Million Times FasterExternal link

SLAC and Stanford researchers demonstrate that brain-mimicking ‘neural networks’ can revolutionize the way astrophysicists analyze their most complex data, including extreme distortions in spacetime that are crucial for our understanding of the universe. Read More »

08.31.17From the Labs

Discovery Suggests New Significance of Unheralded Chemical ReactionsExternal link

A type of chemical reaction originally thought to be of little practical importance when hypothesized nearly a century ago may actually constitute major chemical pathways in the interaction of different gases, potentially offering new insights into engine dynamics and even the atmospheres of different planets. Read More »

08.30.17From the Labs

The Outsized Role of Soil MicrobesExternal link

Three scientists have proposed a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long-term carbon storage and its response to changes in global climate and atmospheric chemistry. Read More »

08.29.17From the Labs

SLAC’s Blair Ratcliff Wins American Physical Society’s Instrumentation AwardExternal link

The emeritus physicist was honored for the development of novel detectors that have greatly advanced experiments in particle physics, especially BABAR, which looked into the matter-antimatter imbalance of the universe. Read More »

08.29.17From the Labs

Young Scientists Show Off Hands-on Research Projects at PPPLExternal link

For Dhruvit Patel, a rising senior majoring in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University, the 10 weeks he spent at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) were a welcome opportunity to do hands-on research. Read More »

08.28.17From the Labs

PPPL Physicist Discovers That Some Plasma Instabilities Can Extinguish ThemselvesExternal link

Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has for the first time used advanced models to accurately simulate key characteristics of the cyclic behavior of edge-localized modes (ELMs), a particular type of plasma instability. Read More »

08.23.17From the Labs

The Wonderland of ALICE: Q&A with Thomas M. CormierExternal link

In 2013, Thomas came to ORNL from Wayne State University, where he held a joint appointment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to head the Large Hadron Collider Heavy Ion Group and lead the design, development and deployment of future U.S. instrumentation for ALICE. Read More »

08.23.17From the Labs

Mindy Clark: Sowing the Seeds for Scientific BreakthroughsExternal link

Mindy Clark’s enthusiasm for plant biology has only grown from her time in the classroom at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) to her years working in greenhouse operations for private industry and more recently at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

08.21.17From the Labs

PPPL Delivers New Key Components to Help Power a Fusion Energy ExperimentExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), engineers recently designed and delivered a set of innovative new components for the neutral beam injectors that heat plasma in the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, the tokamak that General Atomics operates for DOE in San Diego. Read More »

08.17.17From the Labs

Young Minds Take the Stage at ArgonneExternal link

Argonne’s Learning on the Lawn celebration capped 10 weeks of intense discoveries and experimentation for 90 students, led by luminaries from across the laboratory – from nuclear engineers to biologists to experts in exascale computing, systems that will be 50+ times quicker than today’s supercomputers. Read More »

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