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An image of supertyphoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines in 2013.10.17.18Article

The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?

How two researchers discovered that the factors behind storms’ strength are more complex than scientists previously thought. Read More »

Poplar provides a fast-growing woody feedstock for biofuels. 10.05.18User Facility

Redesigning Poplar Trees to Take the Drought ... and the Salt and the HeatExternal link

A multi-institutional team is working on a multi-million-dollar, multi-year project funded by DOE's Office of Science to improve poplar trees to produce more biomass for biofuel applications. Read MoreExternal linkage

At the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) instrument at LCLS, the researchers zapped knuckle-shaped samples with a laser to create plasma, then used an X-ray scattering technique to watch it expand and collide. 10.04.18User Facility

Peering Into 36-Million-Degree Plasma with SLAC’s X-ray LaserExternal link

In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applications in astrophysics, medicine and fusion energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

This graphic shows the magnetic field surrounding the Earth and how it reacted to energy and plasma from a solar flare caused by magnetic reconnection. 10.03.18Article

Solving a Plasma Physics Mystery: Magnetic Reconnection

Magnetic reconnection causes storms in space and can damage fusion research devices on earth. Researchers are investigating why and how it happens so fast. Read More »

When a plant is low on sugar (left), a cascade of molecular interactions degrades (DEG) a protein (W) that turns on fatty acid synthesis (FAS). However, when sugar levels are high (right), key steps in this process are blocked, leaving the W protein intact to start fatty acid (oil) production. 09.25.18User Facility

How a Molecular Signal Helps Plant Cells Decide When to Make OilExternal link

A study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory identifies new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in plant cells. Read MoreExternal linkage

Inside the first ProtoDUNE detector, before it was filled with liquid argon. 09.19.18From the Labs

First Particle Tracks Seen in Prototype for International Neutrino ExperimentExternal link

The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Read MoreExternal linkage

In this artist’s rendering, ultraviolet light is converted by nanoparticles (black dots) into visible light. 09.12.18From the Labs

A Trick of the LightExternal link

Argonne researchers are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy physics experiments. Read MoreExternal linkage

An image of the inside of a mosquito as it uses the pumping system in its head to drink. 08.29.18Article

When Your X-Ray Subject Has Wings: Peering Inside Insects with the Advanced Photon Source

One of the world’s most powerful X-rays is making it possible for scientists to see inside insects in real-time. Read More »

This event display from ATLAS shows a proton-proton collision inside the Large Hadron Collider that has characteristics of a Higgs decaying into two bottom quarks. 08.28.18User Facility

LHC Scientists Detect Most Favored Higgs DecayExternal link

Today at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider collaborations ATLAS and CMS jointly announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming into bottom quarks as it decays. Read MoreExternal linkage

Graduate students Jasmine Hatcher (left) and Trishelle Copeland-Johnson (right) both launched their research careers at national laboratories through DOE's Community College Internships (CCI) Program. 08.27.18User Facility

Meet Jasmine Hatcher and Trishelle Copeland-JohnsonExternal link

Graduate students reflect on launching their research careers at national laboratories.
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