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A new theory suggests a shorter secondary inflationary period that could account for the amount of dark matter estimated to exist throughout the cosmos. 01.15.16From the Labs

New Theory of Secondary Inflation Expands Options for Avoiding an Excess of Dark MatterExternal link

Physicists suggest a smaller secondary inflationary period in the moments after the Big Bang could account for the abundance of the mysterious matter. Read More »

01.15.16From the Labs

Creating an Electrical Conduit Using Two InsulatorsExternal link

Created by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Minnesota, a specially designed junction between two insulators surprisingly yields a densely packed sheet of electrons. Read More »

Old Dominion University 01.14.16University Research

ODU Conference Joins National Effort to Mentor Female Physics StudentsExternal link

Old Dominion University and Jefferson Lab in Newport News, will co-host 150 aspiring women scientists Jan. 15-17 as part of the nationwide Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics. Read More »

01.14.16User Facility

Supernova Twins: Making Standard Candles More Standard Than EverExternal link

New computational approach run on NERSC’s Edison supercomputer measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy. Read More »

01.14.16From the Labs

BESC Study Seeks Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. Read More »

Delaware University 01.14.16University Research

Fuel Cell BreakthroughExternal link

Researchers at the University of Delaware recently reported a breakthrough that promises to bring down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing expensive platinum catalysts with cheaper ones made from metals like nickel. Read More »

01.13.16From the Labs

The Down and Dirty About North American SnowpackExternal link

PNNL research used measurements from a large-area survey of observed soot in snow to understand the simulated amount and sources in snowpack, revealing that even underrepresented in snowpack simulations, soot delivers a significant heating effect on North American snowpack. Read More »

01.13.16From the Labs

Annihilating Nanoscale DefectsExternal link

Using the supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, University of Chicago and Argonne researchers have found a way miniaturize microchip components using a technique producing zero defects. Read More »

MIT University 01.12.16University Research

A comeback for incandescent bulbs?External link

Incandescent bulbs have always suffered from one major problem: More than 95 percent of the energy that goes into them is wasted, most of it as heat. Now, researchers at MIT and Purdue University may have found a way to make them just as efficient as some LED bulbs. Read More »

University of Texas Arlington 01.12.16University Research

UTA Hosts 150 Leading International Physicists Working to Explain the Origins of the UniverseExternal link

Some 150 leading international physicists will convene at The University of Texas at Arlington Jan.12-15, 2016, to collaborate on the game-changing particle physics experiment known as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE. Read More »

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