Inside Science: California Scientists Engineer Hoppy Flavor Into Yeast

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.

Live Webcast to Explore How Physics Will Help Build the Future with Quantum Materials

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.

Physicists at Crossroads in Trying to Understand Universe

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.

Mystery of Superior Leeuwenhoek Microscope Solved After 350 Years

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.

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Begins 18th Year of Experiments

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.

NASA's Webb Telescope to Make a Splash in Search for Interstellar Water

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.

Explore the "Weirdest" Stars in the Universe During Live Webcast

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.

Neutrons Provide New Polish for Petroleum Processing and More

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.

Pulsar Watchers Close In On Galaxy Merger History

Fifty years after pulsar discovery published, massive new data set moves closer to finding very-low-frequency gravitational waves, researchers say.

Hunting for Neutrinos: When the Ordinary Is Unexpected

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.

Neutrons Reveal the Wild Weyl World of Semimetals

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.

Meet the Director: Sergei Nagaitsev

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.

WVU Alumna Named 2018 Outstanding West Virginian

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.

Narrowing in on the W Boson Mass

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.

This Valentine's Day: Don't love your SO to the Moon and back

Rowan U physics instructor takes a fun look at the phrase "love you to the Moon and back" in time for Valentine's Day.

Fermilab's Muon g-2 experiment officially starts up

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.

Live Webcast to Explore How to Decipher Quantum Mysteries

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.

SLAC Celebrates Legacy of Theoretical Physicist Sidney Drell

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.

Sterile Neutrino Sleuths

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.

Atomic Vibes During Melting?

Where does the heat go when a glass melts into a liquid? Not to changing the vibrations of atoms....

Stellar magnetism: What's behind the most brilliant lights in the sky?

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).

It All Starts With a 'Spark': Berkeley Lab Delivers Injector That Will Drive X-ray Laser Upgrade

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.

Water Sensor Developed by UWM Researcher and Entrepreneur Is Finalist in NASA Competition

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.