Science Headlines

03.31.17From the Labs

PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Reveal Experimental Verification of a Key Source of Fast Reconnection of Magnetic FieldsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics found that variation in the electron pressure develops along the magnetic field lines in the region undergoing reconnection. This variation balances and keeps a strong electric current inside the plasma from growing out of control and halting the reconnection process. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.31.17User Facility

Visualizing Scientific Big Data in Informative and Interactive WaysExternal link

Wei Xu, a computer scientist who is part of Brookhaven Lab¹s Computational Science Initiative, helps scientists analyze large and varied datasets by developing visualization tools, such as the color-mapping tool seen projected from her laptop onto the large screen. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.31.17User Facility

SNS-CNMS Partnership May Yield More Advanced Diamond Stripper Foils for Improved Neutron Beam PerformanceExternal link

Diamond stripper foils, produced at the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, strip electrons from ions and produce the proton pulse needed for successful neutron scattering and thus hundreds of materials science experiments each year. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.30.17User Facility

Next-Generation Software Supports Explorations Beyond the Nanoworld into the Intramolecular PicoworldExternal link

A recent upgrade to data acquisition and visualization software more than 20 years in the making enhances scientists' ability to observe and control individual atoms and molecular interactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.30.17User Facility

Berkeley Lab Researchers Make NWChem’s Planewave “Purr” on Intel’s Knights Landing ArchitecturesExternal link

A team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Intel are working hard to make sure that computational chemists are prepared to compute efficiently on next-generation exascale machines. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.29.17Profile

Linda Farr: Right on TargetExternal link

Technical manager Linda Farr leads the remote handling team responsible for monitoring and replacing essential equipment for daily operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.29.17From the Labs

A New Ultrafast Camera for Use Across the SciencesExternal link

Andrei Nomerotski is developing an ultrafast camera at Brookhaven National Laboratory, called TimepixCam, that can detect either single photons or ions for more down-to-earth studies in fields from biology to quantum computing. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.29.17User Facility

A Seismic Mapping MilestoneExternal link

Using advanced modeling and simulation, seismic data generated by earthquakes, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, a team led by Jeroen Tromp of Princeton University is creating a detailed 3-D picture of Earth’s interior. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.28.17User Facility

Jefferson Lab Accomplishes Critical Milestones Toward Completion of 12 GeV UpgradeExternal link

The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has achieved two major commissioning milestones and is now entering the final stretch of work to conclude its first major upgrade. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.28.17Profile

Eric Pierce: A lifetime of LearningExternal link

Pierce—now leader of the Earth Sciences group in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory—is a geochemist by training. He has made a name for himself in environmental remediation, particularly around the cleanup of legacy waste from nuclear research operations. Read MoreExternal linkage

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