Science Headlines

  • sPHENIX Gets CD0 for Upgrade to Experiment Tracking the Building Blocks of MatterExternal link

    01.24.17 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted “Critical Decision-Zero” (CD-0) status to the sPHENIX project, a transformation of one of the particle detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a DOE Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—into a research tool with unprecedented precision for tracking subatomic interactions.

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  • Seeking Structure With Metagenome SequencesExternal link

    01.23.17 A team led by University of Washington’s David Baker worked with researchers at the Joint Genome Institute to generate structural models for 12 percent of the approximately 15,000 protein families, using computational modeling methods to view structures and determine protein functions.

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  • Kai Xiao: Growing Novel, Nanoscale Materials to Support Future Energy NeedsExternal link

    01.23.17 Kai Xiao's work as a staff scientist at ORNL’s Center for Nanophase Materials Science gives him access to some of the world’s most powerful tools to investigate materials as small as one-billionth of a meter, or at the nanoscale.

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University Research

  • University of Kansas

    New Research on Shallow Warm Clouds will Advance Climate Models and Weather ForecastsExternal link

    David Mechem, an associate professor in the Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science at the University of Kansas, is leading a new $525,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better understand the fundamental processes governing the behavior of shallow clouds, the low-hanging cottony clouds often seen on a summer day or over ocean waters.

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  • University of Iowa

    A Quark Like No OtherExternal link

    University of Iowa physicist Usha Mallik is at the forefront of the search for a missing particle that could prove whether the Higgs boson—believed to give mass to all matter—exists.

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  • Colorado State University

    Recreating Conditions Inside Stars With Compact LasersExternal link

    A multi-institution experiment conducted at Colorado State University used smaller, compact lasers to create ultra-short laser pulses and validate numerical models measuring the irradiation intensities and the extreme pressures generated.

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