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Can One Cosmic Enigma Help Solve Another?

Astrophysicists have proposed a clever new way of shedding light on the mystery of dark matter, believed to make up most of the universe. The irony is they want to try to pin down the nature of this unexplained phenomenon by using another, a cosmic emanation known as "fast radio bursts."

Major Next Steps Proposed for Fusion Energy Based on the Spherical Tokamak Design

Article describes spherical tokamaks as models for the next steps in fusion energy.

Jens Dilling Named Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences at TRIUMF

TRIUMF is pleased to announce that Dr. Jens Dilling will become Associate Laboratory Director for its Physical Sciences Division (ALD-Physical Sciences), effective September 1, 2016.

Understanding Nature's Patterns with Plasmas

Patterns abound in nature, from zebra stripes and leopard spots to honeycombs and bands of clouds. Somehow, these patterns form and organize all by themselves. To better understand how, researchers have now created a new device that may allow scientists to study patterns in 3-D like never before.

Funneling Fundamental Particles

Fermilab and J-PARC in Japan are the only major laboratories now hosting experiments with neutrino horns and Fermilab is one of the few places in the world that makes them.

Neutrino Experiments Utilize ORNL Experts, Equipment to Explore the Unknown

This year the field of neutrino physics is full of enthusiasm as three significant experiments with different goals gear up to advance our understanding of neutrino physics. All three experiments benefit from expertise and facilities at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

RIT Undergraduates Build Star-Tracking Instrument for NASA Research Rockets

Rochester Institute of Technology undergraduates are making a "compass" for rockets using a new kind of detector technology. The instrument will fly on a NASA technology demonstration mission later this year.


Major Next Steps Proposed for Fusion Energy Based on the Spherical Tokamak Design

Article describes spherical tokamaks as models for the next steps in fusion energy.

Funneling Fundamental Particles

Fermilab and J-PARC in Japan are the only major laboratories now hosting experiments with neutrino horns and Fermilab is one of the few places in the world that makes them.

Neutrino Experiments Utilize ORNL Experts, Equipment to Explore the Unknown

This year the field of neutrino physics is full of enthusiasm as three significant experiments with different goals gear up to advance our understanding of neutrino physics. All three experiments benefit from expertise and facilities at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

RIT Undergraduates Build Star-Tracking Instrument for NASA Research Rockets

Rochester Institute of Technology undergraduates are making a "compass" for rockets using a new kind of detector technology. The instrument will fly on a NASA technology demonstration mission later this year.

PPPL and Princeton Help Lead a New Center to Understand and Mitigate Runaway Electrons That Pose a Challenge for ITER

Article describes new center to explore the causes and mitigation of runaway electrons.

The Comet That Disappeared: What Happened to Ison?

New study suggests the comet broke up before reaching the Sun

Black Holes Are Ubiquitous

Kennesaw State University Assistant Professor of Physics David Garofalo is an expert on black holes and can answer reporter's questions about these.

New X-Ray Matter Interaction Observed at Ultra-High Intensity

Researchers found that the details of an extremely rare, but fundamental, process, in which two packets of light scatter simultaneously from a single electron deviated dramatically from expectations.

PPPL Wins Contract to Conduct Plasma-Materials Interaction Studies on EAST Long-Pulse Tokamak

Article describes new PPPL contract for research on EAST tokamak.