First Particle Tracks Seen in Prototype for International Neutrino Experiment

The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).

Astronomer to Study the 'Extreme Universe' with International Team

A West Virginia University astronomer is working to locate the origin of fast radio bursts coming from outside the Milky Way Galaxy.

Discovered: Optimal Magnetic Fields Suppress Instabilities in Tokamak Plasmas

U.S. and Korean scientists show how to find and use beneficial 3-D field perturbations to stabilize dangerous edge-localized modes in plasma.

Public Lectures Explore the Impact of Particle Accelerators

Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Bruce Carlsten will explore the ways particle accelerators can improve our lives in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning September 17 in Albuquerque.

Synthesis Studies Transform Waste Sugar for Sustainable Energy Storage Applications

Using synthesis techniques, an ORNL team transformed waste sugar from biorefineries into spherical carbon materials that could be used to form improved supercapacitors, which are energy storage devices that help power technologies including smartphones, hybrid vehicles, and security alarm systems.

National Academy of Sciences Committee on Exoplanets Releases Priorities for Next Decade

Justin R. Crepp, associate professor of physics and director of the Engineering and Design Core Facility, was one of 14 members who served on the committee that is part of the upcoming 2020-2030 NAS decadal survey in astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science.

Success in Critical Communications Tests for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

When NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is en route to and in orbit nearly a million miles from Earth, continuous communications with its Mission Operations Center (MOC) in Baltimore will be essential. Recently, at the Space Telescope Science Institute--home of the MOC--Webb's Flight Operations Team successfully completed two critical communications tests.

Meet David Livoti: Radiofrequency Technician in Collider-Accelerator Department

David Livoti developed a passion for designing and studying the performance of electronics while building devices to measure snowfall amounts as an intern at Brookhaven Lab. One year later, Livoti is helping to maintain acceleration systems for the Lab's particle accelerators .

Investigadores de Mayo Clinic estudiaran si camara con manos libres puede monitorizar signos vitales

Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic estudian un dispositivo con una pequena camara barata y software especializado que se lanzara al espacio. El software conlleva el potencial de monitorizar los signos vitales de un astronauta de forma continua, sin ningun contacto y a unos pies de distancia, lo cual ahorra un espacio de carga valioso y libra de incomodidades a los astronautas.

Beautiful Higgs Decays

CMS observes Higgs boson decays into bottom quarks, furthering our knowledge of how the particles that make up matter behave.

Brookhaven Lab Physicists Deliver Key Components for ProtoDUNE Detector

Brookhaven National Laboratory shipped state-of-the-art components to a revolutionary particle detector now being assembled at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics.

LHC Scientists Detect Most Favored Higgs Decay

Today at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider collaborations ATLAS and CMS jointly announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming into bottom quarks as it decays. This is predicted to be the most common way for Higgs bosons to decay, yet was a difficult signal to isolate because background processes closely mimic the subtle signal.

All Aboard the Neutron Train: Mapping Residual Stresses for More Robust Rails

Researchers from the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) are using neutrons at DOE's ORNL to study how rails used in railway tracks wear away over time. A better understanding will help TTCI develop improved rail simulation models and other applications to enhance rail durability for increased safety and performance.

Artificial intelligence project to help bring the power of the sun to Earth is picked for first U.S. exascale system

Piece describes selection of deep learning system for predicting fusion disruptions as one of 10 Aurora Early Science exascale projects.

Undergraduate Students Extoll Benefits of National Laboratory Research Internships in Fusion and Plasma Science

On August 15, a cohort of undergraduate students who had participated in the Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship and Community College Internship programs presented the results of the plasma physics work they had completed since their internships began on June 11.

Top Pics Revealed for 2018 TRIUMF Photowalk

Canada's particle accelerator centre unveils top three contenders for the international 2018 Global Physics Photowalk competition

Improving Nuclear Detection with New Chip Power

A cross-disciplinary team of chemists and physicists from Washington University in St. Louis is building a better computer chip to improve detection and surveillance for the illegal transport of nuclear materials at U.S. borders. The work is part of a new, five-year, $10 million collaboration in low-energy nuclear science led by Texas A&M University.

Newly launched TRACER center offers enhanced dating and tracer capabilities

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held August 17 to formally open the Argonne TRACER Center (Trace Radioisotope Analysis Center) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. The TRACER Center provides a new, permanent home for the nation's only laser-based krypton atom-counting machine.

Parker Solar Probe Launches on Historic Journey to Touch the Sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday, Aug. 12, to begin its journey to the Sun

From office windows to Mars: Scientists debut super-insulating gel

A new, super-insulating gel developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder could dramatically increase the energy efficiency of skyscrapers and other buildings, and might one day help scientists to build greenhouse-like habitats for colonists on Mars.

UAH/MSFC/SAO partnership creates instrument to fly in sun's corona on probe

The UAH, MSFC and SAO have created and tested the only instrument that will sample the solar wind while exposed directly to it aboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe (PSP)

Stochasticity - Inherent Fluctuations in Materials Merit Exploration

In a paper published in Applied Physics Reviews, a group of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, pointing to four underlying causes of fluctuations that span materials, argue that so-called "stochasticity" is inherent to all materials and merits greater exploration as a field of study.

Pair of Colliding Stars Spill Radioactive Molecules into Space

Astronomers have made the first definitive detection of a radioactive molecule in interstellar space: a form, or isotopologue of aluminum monofluoride (26AlF). The new data - made with ALMA and the NOEMA radio telescopes - reveal that this radioactive isotopologue was ejected into space by the collision of two stars, a tremendously rare cosmic event that was witnessed on Earth as a "new star," or nova, in the year 1670.

DUNE collaboration completes Interim Design Report for gigantic particle detectors

The more than 1,000 scientists and engineers from 32 countries working on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), hosted by the Department of Energy's Fermilab, achieved a milestone on July 29 when the collaboration released its 687-page Interim Design Report for the construction of gigantic particle detector modules a mile underground in South Dakota.

Statement By Jefferson Lab, Brookhaven Lab And The Electron-Ion Collider Users Community On National Academy Of Sciences Electron-Ion Collider Report

The following statement is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and Brookhaven National Laboratory--along with the Electron-Ion Collider User Group--in response to a report issued today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the scientific case for a U.S.-based Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). Jefferson Lab and Brookhaven scientists are part of the vibrant community that has come together to tackle the scientific and technological challenges of designing and building a U.S.-based EIC, drawing on the expertise and existing infrastructure at the two labs.