Laboratory News

08.10.18From the Labs

SNS Completes Full Neutron Production Cycle at Record Power LevelExternal link

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has reached a new milestone by operating a complete neutron production run cycle at 1.3 megawatts. Read More »

08.10.18From the Labs

Hotter Temperatures Extend Growing Season for Peatland PlantsExternal link

A futuristic experiment simulating warmer environmental conditions has shown that peatland vegetation responds to higher temperatures with an earlier and longer growth period.
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08.09.18From the Labs

Lining Up the Surprising Behaviors of a Superconductor with One of the World's Strongest MagnetsExternal link

Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a copper-oxide compound depends on the magnetic field in a very unusual way—a finding that could help direct the search for materials that can perfectly conduct electricity at room temperature. Read More »

08.08.18From the Labs

A Dual-phase DUNEExternal link

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is advancing technology commonly used in dark matter experiments—and scaling it up to record-breaking sizes. Read More »

08.07.18From the Labs

Plant Roots Police Toxic PollutantsExternal link

Working in collaboration with scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, researchers at the University of Arizona have identified details of how certain plants scavenge and accumulate pollutants in contaminated soil. Their work revealed that plant roots effectively “lock up” toxic arsenic found loose in mine tailings—piles of crushed rock, fluid, and soil left behind after the extraction of minerals and metals. Read More »

08.06.18From the Labs

In a First, Scientists Precisely Measure How Synthetic Diamonds GrowExternal link

A SLAC-Stanford study reveals exactly what it takes for diamond to crystallize around a “seed” cluster of atoms.
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08.03.18From the Labs

Particle Physicists Team Up with AI to Solve Toughest Science ProblemsExternal link

Researchers from SLAC and around the world increasingly use machine learning to handle Big Data produced in modern experiments and to study some of the most fundamental properties of the universe. Read More »

08.02.18From the Labs

As Temperatures Rise, Earth's Soil is 'Breathing' More HeavilyExternal link

Study suggests carbon stored in soil is entering atmosphere faster, thanks to microbes.
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07.31.18From the Labs

DUNE Collaboration Completes Interim Design Report for Gigantic Particle DetectorsExternal link

The more than 1,000 scientists and engineers from 32 countries working on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), hosted by the Department of Energy’s Fermilab, achieved a milestone on July 29 when the collaboration released its 687-page Interim Design Report for the construction of gigantic particle detector modules a mile underground in South Dakota. Read More »

07.30.18From the Labs

Berkeley Lab-Developed Digital Library is a Game-Changer for Environmental ResearchExternal link

A digital tool developed by a collaboration of scientists led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will make it much easier to use high-quality observations collected over years to power computer models and examine and predict ecosystem and watershed behaviors over time scales stretching from seasons to decades to centuries. Read More »

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