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September 12, 2018
A Trick of the Light
Argonne researchers are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy physics exp
August 29, 2018
When Your X-Ray Subject Has Wings: Peering Inside Insects with the Advanced Photon Source
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.
August 28, 2018
LHC Scientists Detect Most Favored Higgs Decay
Today at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider collaborations ATLAS and CMS jointly announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming into bottom quar
August 27, 2018
Meet Jasmine Hatcher and Trishelle Copeland-Johnson
Graduate students reflect on launching their research careers at national laboratories.
August 22, 2018
From Great Prairie to Gigabytes: Sequencing the Genomes of a Microbial Ecosystem
From Great Prairie to Gigabytes: Sequencing the Genomes of a Microbial Ecosystem
Scientists are studying microbes in the Great Prairie of the American Midwest to understand the role these tiny organisms play in its ecology and
August 13, 2018
UT-ORNL Team Makes First Particle Accelerator Beam Measurement in Six Dimensions
The first full characterization measurement of an accelerator beam in six dimensions will advance the understanding and performance of current and pla
August 10, 2018
Hotter Temperatures Extend Growing Season for Peatland Plants
A futuristic experiment simulating warmer environmental conditions has shown that peatland vegetation responds to higher temperatures with an earlier
August 6, 2018
In a First, Scientists Precisely Measure How Synthetic Diamonds Grow
A SLAC-Stanford study reveals exactly what it takes for diamond to crystallize around a “seed” cluster of atoms.
August 2, 2018
As Temperatures Rise, Earth's Soil is 'Breathing' More Heavily
Study suggests carbon stored in soil is entering atmosphere faster, thanks to microbes.
July 25, 2018
Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology
Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology
Before using quantum computers for scientific discovery, scientists need to first create the foundations for their computer languages.
July 19, 2018
Splitting Water: Nanoscale Imaging Yields Key Insights
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have pioneered a technique that uses nanoscale imaging to understand how local, nanoscale properti
July 12, 2018
How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer: Developing the Energy Exascale Earth System Model
How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer: Developing the Energy Exascale Earth System Model
DOE researchers have developed a new simulation to help us learn more about Earth’s present and future.
July 2, 2018
New Insights Bolster Einstein’s Idea About How Heat Moves Through Solids
A discovery by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a century-old theory by Albert Einstein that explains h
June 29, 2018
Atomic Movie of Melting Gold Could Help Design Materials for Future Fusion Reactors
SLAC’s high-speed ‘electron camera’ shows for the first time the coexistence of solid and liquid in laser-heated gold, providing new clues for designi
June 26, 2018
ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is once again officially home to the fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the TOP500 List, a semiannual rank
June 20, 2018
The Journey of Actinium-225: How Scientists Discovered a New Way to Produce a Rare Medical Radioisotope
The Journey of Actinium-225: How Scientists Discovered a New Way to Produce a Rare Medical Radioisotope
Although research into promising cancer treatments using actinium-225 started with a rare and limited source, DOE scientists have found a new way to
June 11, 2018
Non-Crystal Clarity: Scientists Find Ordered Magnetic Patterns in Disordered Magnetic Material
Study led by Berkeley Lab scientists relies on high-resolution microscopy techniques to confirm nanoscale magnetic features.
June 5, 2018
The Perfect Couple: Higgs and Top Quark Spotted Together
Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced a discovery that finally links the two
May 30, 2018
From Leaves to Clouds: Revealing How Trees’ Emissions Shape The Air Around Us
From Leaves to Clouds: Revealing How Trees’ Emissions Shape The Air Around Us
Data from the GoAmazon project is illuminating the connections between forests and atmosphere.
May 22, 2018
Supersonic Waves May Help Electronics Beat the Heat
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phason
May 17, 2018
The first measurement of a subatomic particle’s mechanical property reveals the distribution of pressure inside the proton.
Quarks Feel the Pressure in the Proton
Inside every proton in every atom in the universe is a pressure cooker environment that surpasses the atom-crushing heart of a neutron star. That’s ac
May 10, 2018
A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature.
The Weak Side of the Proton
A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the
May 7, 2018
The SuperCDMS dark matter experiment will be located at the Canadian laboratory SNOLAB, 2 kilometers (6,800 feet) underground inside a nickel mine near the city of Sudbury.
Construction Begins on One of the World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments
The SuperCDMS SNOLAB project, a multi-institutional effort led by SLAC, is expanding the hunt for dark matter to particles with properties not accessi
April 25, 2018
Argonne scientists are helping to solve the challenge of hypersonic flight by unraveling the complexities of combustion, which will propel aircraft to those speeds.
Going with the Hypersonic Flow
Argonne scientists are helping to solve the challenge of hypersonic flight by unraveling the complexities of combustion, which will propel aircraft to
April 23, 2018
Members of the 1999 National Science Bowl® championship team were (L to R): Kaushik Roy, Andrew Mills, Manish Gala, Jason Rubenstein, and (not pictured) Jacob Paul, from Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD.
Champions in Science: Profile of Andrew Mills, National Science Bowl® Champion
For the run-up to the 2018 National Science Bowl® Finals April 26 to April 30, this is one in a series of profiles on previous NSB competitors.