In a news story for the Inside Science News Service this week, staff journalist and editor Jason Socrates Bardi describes a project by California scientists who genetically engineered yeast with basil and mint genes to give beer a hoppy flavor without the need to add the actual flowers. Read the story for free today.
Join physicist Rob Moore for a live webcast Apr. 4 as he explores the subatomic realm of quantum materials, and explains how they may shape our technological future.
Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and elsewhere are at a crossroads in their 50-year quest to go beyond the Standard Model in physics.
Researchers from TU Delft and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave have solved an age-old mystery surrounding Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's microscopes. A unique collaboration at the interface between culture and science has proved conclusively that the linen trader and amateur scholar from Delft ground and used his own thin lenses.
The first smashups of two new types of particles at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider will offer fresh insight into the effects of magnetism on the fireball of matter created in these collisions.
Chirping Is Welcome in Birds but Not in Fusion Devices - Scientists Show That Weak Turbulence Makes Chirping More Likely
Article describes conditions that lead to plasma chirping that signals loss of heat that can slow fusion reactions.
Most of the water in the universe floats in vast reservoirs called molecular clouds. It coats the surface of dust grains, turning them into cosmic snowflakes. When stars and planets form, those snowflakes get swept up, delivering key ingredients for life. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will map water and other cosmic ices to gain new insights into these building blocks for habitable planets.
Join astronomer Emily Levesque for a live webcast March 7 that will explore some of the most puzzling and bizarre objects being studied by astronomers today.
University of Notre Dame researchers are using neutrons at ORNL to study how specialized molecules might improve petroleum production processes, as well as their potential uses in advanced photovoltaic technologies. Specifically, they want to know what effects functionalized molecules called petroporphyrins have on asphaltenes--darkly colored, high-molecular-weight molecules abundant in heavy crude oil.
Fifty years after pulsar discovery published, massive new data set moves closer to finding very-low-frequency gravitational waves, researchers say.
Neutrinos are the most abundant particles in the universe and could reveal insight into physics beyond the Standard Model. However, they're incredibly difficult to detect. While most neutrino detectors are very large, two experiments supported by the Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are poised to demonstrate that even modest neutrino experiments can make big discoveries.
The observation of an abnormal state of matter in a 2-D magnetic material is the latest development in the race to harness novel electronic properties for more robust and efficient next-generation devices. Neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory helped researchers investigate a graphene-like strontium-manganese-antimony material that hosts what they suspect is a Weyl semimetal phase.
Fusion Breakthroughs Among Highlights of the Department of Energy's Research Milestones During the Past 40 Years
Article describes fusion breakthroughs cited by DOE Office of Science among research milestones of the past 40 years.
This is one in a series of profiles on directors of the SC-stewarded user facilities. This profile features Sergei Nagaitsev, director of the Fermilab Accelerator Complex.
West Virginia University alumna Caitlin Ahrens (BS Geology and Physics, 2015) was chosen as the 2018 Jaycees Outstanding Young West Virginian for her role as a NASA ambassador and advocacy for young women in science.
Scientists working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)--the world's largest particle collider, hosted at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory--have precisely measured the mass of the W boson, a particle that plays a weighty role in a delicate balancing act of the quantum universe.
Rowan U physics instructor takes a fun look at the phrase "love you to the Moon and back" in time for Valentine's Day.
The Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab, which has been six years in the making, is officially up and running after reaching its final construction milestone.
Join physicist Robert Spekkens for a live webcast Feb. 7 as he draws unexpected parallels between Egyptian hieroglyphs, Plato's philosophy, and the puzzles of quantum theory.
With a symposium on fundamental physics, the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory remembered one of its key figures: world-renowned theoretical physicist Sidney Drell, who passed away in December 2016. Nearly 200 guests attended the Jan. 12 event to celebrate Drell's numerous scientific contributions, which continue to have a tremendous impact on our understanding of the subatomic world.
The Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Program at the US Department of Energy's Fermilab is further unraveling the mysteries of neutrinos with three vast detectors filled with ultrapure liquid argon.
Where does the heat go when a glass melts into a liquid? Not to changing the vibrations of atoms....
Space physicists at University of Wisconsin-Madison have just released unprecedented detail on a bizarre phenomenon that powers the northern lights, solar flares and coronal mass ejections (the biggest explosions in our solar system).
A team at Berkeley Lab has designed, built, and delivered a unique version of a device, called an injector gun, that can produce a steady stream of these electron bunches. The gun will be used to produce brilliant X-ray laser pulses at a rapid-fire rate of up to 1 million per second.
A water sensor developed by an entrepreneur and the manager UWM's Water Technology Accelerator is a finalist in a NASA competition that seeks to spur creation of new technology. The sensors could have application in space as well as on Earth.