PPPL Delivers New Key Components to Help Power a Fusion Energy Experiment

Article describes PPPL's design and delivery of pole shields for DIII-D neutral beam injectors.

Physicists Move Closer to Listening in on Sub-Atomic Conversation

Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter.

SLU, Ameren Missouri to Provide Research Data for NASA from Solar Eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

Ameren Missouri and Saint Louis University are partners on an innovative weather forecasting system called Quantum Weather that provides detailed severe weather information to improve energy restoration for customers during storms.

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory: Don't Try to Photograph the Eclipse. Take Pictures of These Instead.

Unless you have specialized equipment, a tripod, and some good post-production skills, your photos of the eclipse will be mediocre at best--and you risk ruining your phone. Take pictures of pinhole projections and shadow bands instead.

Successful Test of Small-Scale Accelerator with Big Potential Impacts for Science and Medicine

An advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory could reduce the cost and increase the versatility of facilities for physics research and cancer treatment.

MTSU Preps 150-Plus City, County Teachers for Solar Eclipse

Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools' teachers are receiving free tutoring from MTSU physics and astronomy faculty on a "dark" but sizzling subject -- the looming total solar eclipse.

Manic Moonday: Astronomer Discusses #solareclipse2017, Why People Should Experience the Celestial Scenery

Ty Robinson talks about what eclipses demonstrate about the movement of exoplanets and touches on how alien life may fit into this celestial event.

Video: Dark Matter Hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN

SLAC is helping to build and test one of the biggest and most sensitive detectors ever designed to catch a WIMP - the LUX-ZEPLIN or LZ detector.

Solar Eclipse to Astonish New Jersey and the U.S. On August 21

Americans will be treated to a spectacular total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 in an approximately 70-mile-wide zone stretching from the Northwest to the Southeast. In New Jersey, a partial eclipse will begin at about 1:20 p.m., peak at about 2:45 p.m. and end shortly before 4 p.m. that day. The moon will block about 70 percent of the sun at the state's northern border to 80 percent in Cape May, according to Carlton "Tad" Pryor, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Total Eclipse of the Sun: Kansas State University Expert Offers Tips to Safely View Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Kansas State University physicist Chris Sorensen offers tips to safely watch the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, both inside and outside the path of totality.

Undergraduate's Path to the Stars Leads Through the Proton

Alexandra Cramer, William & Mary, has always been interested in science, especially astronomy. In high school she discovered that the best foundation for pursuing a career in astronomy was through physics. That drive and interest in physics has led to her selection as the latest recipient of the Jefferson Science Associates Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship at Jefferson Lab.

How to Keep a Vital Diagnostic Isotope in Stock

Researchers succeed in producing larger quantities of a long-lived radioisotope, titanium-44, that generates a needed isotope, scandium-44g, on demand.

Indiana University Experts Available to Comment on Upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse

Indiana University experts in astronomy, physics and optometry are available to share their expertise on the solar eclipse that will be visible across the continental United States on Aug. 21.

Understanding the Eclipse: Physics Professor Available to Discuss Eclipse Viewing

Next month's eclipse is a rare and unique opportunity. An American University professor is available to discuss the upcoming eclipse, and what scientists can learn from it.

Physics Researchers Eye Experimental Box as Key to Tracking Nuclear Activity by Rogue Nations

Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Science are carrying out a research project at Dominion Power's North Anna Nuclear Generating Station in Virginia that could lead to a new turning point in how the United Nations tracks rogue nations that seek nuclear power.

Vanderbilt Astronomers Help NROTC Midshipmen Learn Celestial Navigation

A team of Vanderbilt astronomers have developed an online course that NROTC is using to reintroduce training in celestial navigation.

Long Baseline Neutrino Facility Breaks Ground

On July 21, one mile beneath Lead, South Dakota, construction began on the first international mega-science experiment ever hosted on U.S. soil. Excavation crews will be digging out four massive caverns as part of the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). This international initiative, with over 1,000 collaborators from 30 different nations, will attempt to solve outstanding mysteries of our universe--like why matter even exists--by studying elusive particles called neutrinos.

Kansas State University Researchers Contribute to DUNE, the World's Biggest Neutrino Experiment

Several Kansas State University scientists are involved in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE, a large international collaboration that is detecting and studying neutrinos to understand dark matter, black holes and the origins of the universe.

Neutrino Research Takes Giant Leap Forward

In a unique groundbreaking ceremony July 21 at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D., an international group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers will mark the start of construction of a massive experiment that could change our understanding of the universe.

Report: Compact, Precise Beam Could Aid in Nuclear Security

A Berkeley Lab-led report highlights a new, compact technique for producing beams with precisely controlled energy and direction that could "see" through thick steel and concrete to more easily detect and identify concealed or smuggled nuclear materials for national security and other applications.

Watching Neutrons Flow

Like water, neutrons seek their own level, and watching how they flow may teach us about how the chemical elements were made.

FIONA to Take on the Periodic Table's Heavyweights

FIONA (For the Identification Of Nuclide A) is a newly installed device designed to measure the mass numbers of individual atoms of heavy and superheavy elements. FIONA will let researchers learn about the shape and structure of heavy nuclei, guide the search for new elements, and offer better measurements for nuclear fission and related processes.

NASA's Dr. Ellen Ochoa Talks Space: The Final Frontier

This San Diego State alumna was the first Hispanic woman to go to space and the first Hispanic to lead the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Will Brain-Inspired Chips Make a Dent in Science's Big Data Problems?

Although neuromorphic computing is still in its infancy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers hope that these tiny, low-power, brain-inspired computing systems could one day help alleviate some of science's big data challenges. With funding from the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program, two groups of researchers are exploring how science might benefit from this new technology.

Our Expanding Universe: Delving Into Dark Energy

The universe is stretching out ever more rapidly - a phenomena known as cosmic acceleration - and scientists don't know why. Understanding the "dark energy" that is causing this expansion would help them put together a clearer picture of the universe's history. Scientists supported by the Department of Energy's Office of Science are using massive telescopes to chart how dark energy has influenced the structure of the universe over time.