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Suppression of COVID-19 Waves Reflects Time-Dependent Social Activity, Not Herd Immunity

Scientists developed a new mathematical model for predicting how COVID-19 spreads, accounting for individuals’ varying biological susceptibility and levels of social activity, which naturally change over time.
14-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Science Behind the Shot: Biotech Tools Developed at Brookhaven Lab Fundamental to Making COVID-19 Vaccines

You’ve probably heard that the first two vaccines approved for battling COVID-19 in the United States use a relatively new approach—injections of simple packets containing mRNA, a genetic material that instructs our cells to make coronavirus...
13-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Game on: Science Edition

UPTON, NY — Inspired by the mastery of artificial intelligence (AI) over games like Go and Super Mario, scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) trained an AI agent — an autonomous computational program that observes and...
25-Mar-2021 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Explosive Origins of 'Secondary' Ice—and Snow

Where does snow come from? This may seem like a simple question to ponder as half the planet emerges from a season of watching whimsical flakes fall from the sky--and shoveling them from driveways. But a new study on how water becomes ice in...
22-Mar-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lena Funcke Receives Leona Woods Lectureship Award

Lena Funcke, a theoretical physicist who conducts research at the intersection of fundamental particles, the cosmos, and quantum computing, has been named a recipient of the Leona Woods Distinguished Postdoctoral Lectureship Award by the Physics...
18-Mar-2021 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Magnetism Meets Topology on a Superconductor's Surface

Scientists have found an energy band gap—an energy range where no electrons are allowed—opens at a point where two allowed energy bands intersect on the surface of an iron-based superconductor. This unusual electronic energy structure could be...
17-Mar-2021 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Describe Detector Goals for Electron-Ion Collider (EIC)

What do you need to study the fine details of the building blocks of matter? A new kind of particle accelerator called an Electron-Ion Collider, planned to be built in the United States over the next decade, and a state-of-the-art detector to...
16-Mar-2021 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tantalizing Signs of Phase-change 'Turbulence' in RHIC Collisions

A new analysis of collisions conducted at different energies at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) shows tantalizing signs of a critical point—a change in the way that quarks and gluons, the building blocks of protons and neutrons,...
5-Mar-2021 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Automating 2-D Material Exfoliation with Suji Park

Park, a staff researcher at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials, is designing and building an automated system to generate high-quality ultrathin "flakes," which can be stacked into layered structures that are essentially new...
16-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT

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Allison McComiskey: An Observer of the Natural World

McComiskey is chair of Brookhaven’s Environmental and Climate Sciences Department.
21-Oct-2019 2:20 PM EDT

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CFN Staff Spotlight: Esther Tsai Brings Expertise in X-ray Imaging

In addition to conducting her own research, Esther Tsai—a staff member in the CFN Electronic Nanomaterials Group—provides user support at two x-ray scattering beamlines that the CFN operates in partnership with NSLS-II.
24-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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CFN Staff Spotlight: Priscilla Antunez Guides Partnerships that Advance Nanoscience to Impact Society

Priscilla Antunes, the new assistant director for strategic partnerships at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), is helping scientists establish partnerships with universities, other research labs, and industry to increase the...
6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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Brookhaven Lab Construction Technology Poised for Commercialization

Long Island start-up company SulfCrete, Inc. has been exploring commercialization of sulfur polymer, a unique and affordable construction material developed at Brookhaven National Lab that has a very small carbon footprint compared to the existing...
24-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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