Laboratory News

01.14.19From the Labs

Discovery Adapts Natural Membrane to Make Hydrogen Fuel from WaterExternal link

In a recent study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have combined two membrane-bound protein complexes to perform a complete conversion of water molecules to hydrogen and oxygen.
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01.11.19From the Labs

ExxonMobil and World's Leading Research Labs Collaborate with IBM to Accelerate Joint Research in Quantum ComputingExternal link

Energy giant ExxonMobil and some of the world’s pre-eminent research laboratories including CERN, Argonne, Fermilab, and Lawrence Berkeley are joining the IBM Q Network, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced on January 8th at the 2019 Consumer Electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas. Read More »

01.11.19From the Labs

What Should We Do About Single-use Plastics? Tackling the Growing Problem of Trash We Can't RecycleExternal link

Much of the growing global concern about the plastics polluting our oceans and clogging our landfills has focused on reducing consumption and reusing where we can. But there’s a reason manufacturers and consumers struggle to substitute other materials-- for many uses, plastics are simply the best material available. When it comes to keeping our food and drugs clean and uncontaminated and our medical procedures reliably sterile and safe, the one-use-only disposability of plastics has been essential to our health. Read More »

01.11.19From the Labs

Turn, Turn, Turn: New Findings Bring Physicists Closer to Understanding the Formation of Planets and StarsExternal link

Down a hallway in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), scientists study the workings of a machine in a room stuffed with wires and metal components. The researchers seek to explain the behavior of vast clouds of dust and other material that encircle stars and black holes and collapse to form planets and other celestial bodies. Read More »

01.10.19From the Labs

Scientists Inch Closer to Fusion Energy with Discovery of a Process that Stabilizes PlasmasExternal link

Scientists seeking to bring the fusion reaction that powers the sun and stars to Earth must keep the superhot plasma free from disruptions. Now researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered a process that can help to control the disruptions thought to be most dangerous. Read More »

01.09.19From the Labs

Quantum Computing Steps Further Ahead with New Projects at SandiaExternal link

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are looking to shape the future of computing through a series of quantum information science projects. As part of the work, they will collaborate to design and develop a new quantum computer that will use trapped atomic ion technology. Read More »

01.09.19From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Completes Six-year MissionExternal link

Scientists’ effort to map a portion of the sky in unprecedented detail is coming to an end, but their work to learn more about the expansion of the universe has just begun. After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) will finish taking data on Jan. 9. Read More »

01.08.19From the Labs

Pre-excavation Work on LBNF/DUNE Begins in South DakotaExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has finalized an agreement with construction firm Kiewit-Alberici Joint Venture (KAJV) to start pre-excavation work for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), which will house the enormous particle detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Read More »

01.08.19From the Labs

SLAC/Stanford Team Discovers New Way of Switching Exotic Properties On and Off in Topological MaterialExternal link

A weird feature of certain exotic materials allows electrons to travel from one surface of the material to another as if there were nothing in between. Now, researchers have shown that they can switch this feature on and off by toggling a material in and out of a stable topological state with pulses of light. The method could provide a new way of manipulating materials that could be used in future quantum computers and devices that carry electric current with no loss. Read More »

01.04.19From the Labs

Physicists Uncover New Competing State of Matter in Superconducting MaterialExternal link

A team of experimentalists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and theoreticians at University of Alabama Birmingham discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pnictide superconductor, which reveals a laser-induced formation of collective behaviors that compete with superconductivity. Read More »

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