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Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 01.06.2020

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.05.2020
Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data
Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data
Experiment: Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment About: The Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment is designed to measure the properties of ghostly particles called neutrinos, and more specifically reactor-produced antineutrinos. Location: Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant complex, Shenzen, China. Role: Berkeley Lab's Kam-Biu Luk, co-spokesperson for the Daya Bay experiment, leads U.S. participation in the experiment.

Physics - Materials Science - 28.05.2020
Rice U. physicist Ming Yi wins coveted Moore Foundation grant
Rice U. physicist Ming Yi wins coveted Moore Foundation grant
EPiQS award will support high-risk, high-reward experiments on quantum materials To the quantum materials in her lab, Rice University experimental physicist Ming Yi is a real pest.

Life Sciences - Physics - 28.05.2020
Stanford Science Fellows program announces first cohort
Stanford Science Fellows program announces first cohort
The program is a fundamentally new type of postdoctoral training focused on attracting diverse and exceptional scholars from around the world to cultivate new directions in foundational scientific research.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.05.2020

Physics - Innovation - 26.05.2020
Alice&Bob raises 3M and enters the race to produce the world’s first fault-tolerant quantum computer
Alice&Bob's ambition is to become the leading provider of quantum computing power using a universal fault-tolerant quantum computer.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.05.2020
New infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures
New infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures
A new infrared telescope, to be designed and built by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.

Innovation - Physics - 22.05.2020

Chemistry - Physics - 21.05.2020
Scientists finally crack nature’s most common chemical bond
A catalyst (center) based on iridium (blue ball) can snip a hydrogen atom (white balls) off a terminal methyl group (upper and lower left) to add a boron-oxygen compound (pink and red) that is easily swapped out for more complicated chemical groups.

Materials Science - Physics - 21.05.2020
U-M physicist awarded $7.5M grant to bring metamaterial to life
What if a helmet could be programmed to direct collision impact to regions far from the skull while being a lighter-weight material?

Physics - Computer Science - 19.05.2020
$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs
$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs
Safe and more affordable nuclear energy is the goal of a new project led by the University of Michigan, bringing together researchers who specialize in nuclear energy technology and computer science.

Health - Physics - 15.05.2020
Masks On, Ready to Work: Meet the People Supporting COVID-19 Science
Masks On, Ready to Work: Meet the People Supporting COVID-19 Science
D avid Richardson's job is literally to make sure the light stays on. But it's not just any light - it's a very special X-ray light that could play a crucial role in an eventual treatment for COVID-19.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.05.2020
Exploring the quantum field, from the sun's core to the Big Bang
Exploring the quantum field, from the sun’s core to the Big Bang
Theoretical physicist William Detmold unlocks the mysteries of quarks, gluons, and their "strong interactions" at the subatomic level.

Philosophy - Physics - 11.05.2020
Probing reality through physics, philosophy, and writing
Probing reality through physics, philosophy, and writing
Senior Michelle Xu's varied interests all involve a desire to understand the universe. "I was just never particularly picky about which way to figure it out," she says.

Materials Science - Physics - 04.05.2020
A Big Comeback for a Little Switch
CMU engineers investigate nanoscale switches Researchers Maarten de Boer and Gianluca Piazza in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering are investigating how to develop reliable, nanoscale mechanical switches, also called nanorelays. The LEAP-HI program challenges the engineering research community to take a leadership role in addressing demanding, urgent, and consequential challenges for advancing America's prosperity, health and infrastructure.

Chemistry - Physics - 30.04.2020
Superatoms as catalysts
Superatoms as catalysts
Precious metals like platinum are good catalysts - but they are expensive.

Chemistry - Physics - 29.04.2020
National Academy, Royal Society elect new UC Berkeley members
National Academy, Royal Society elect new UC Berkeley members
Chemist Dean Toste, biochemist James Hurley and astrophysicist Eliot Quataert are the latest University of California, Berkeley, faculty members elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a group that has provided policy guidance to the U.S. government since 1863.

Physics - Materials Science - 29.04.2020
2 Berkeley Lab Scientists, Visiting Scientist Elected as New Members of Honorary Society
2 Berkeley Lab Scientists, Visiting Scientist Elected as New Members of Honorary Society
Two Berkeley Lab scientists and a visiting scientist are among the newest elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - a 240-year-old honorary society that recognizes accomplished scholars, scientists and artists in academia, the humanities, arts, business, and government.

Physics - Materials Science - 29.04.2020

Materials Science - Physics - 28.04.2020

Physics - Economics / Business - 24.04.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 23.04.2020

Physics - 13.04.2020
Physicists to improve plasma fusion mirror devices with $5 million grant
An illustration of the planned Wisconsin HTS Axisymmetric Mirror, an improved plasma fusion device. It will serve as a prototype for the next generation of fusion reactors.

Physics - 10.04.2020

Physics - Chemistry - 09.04.2020
Bringing magnetic resonance to fertility treatment
Bringing magnetic resonance to fertility treatment
EPFL spin-off Annaida is developing a magnetic resonance system that can detect the chemistry inside the tiniest living organisms.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 07.04.2020
First Event Horizon Telescope images of a black hole-powered jet
A powerful jet streaming from a supermassive black hole has been imaged in unprecedented detail by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, including UCL astrophysicist Dr Ziri Younsi, which published the first image of a black hole a year ago.

Physics - Materials Science - 02.04.2020
A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp
SLAC Overview Our Mission, Vision & Values SLAC By The Numbers Director's Office Past SLAC Directors and Deputy Directors Wolfgang (Pief) K. H.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 02.04.2020
The Milky Way’s satellites help reveal link between dark matter halos and galaxy formation
SLAC Overview Our Mission, Vision & Values SLAC By The Numbers Director's Office Past SLAC Directors and Deputy Directors Wolfgang (Pief) K. H.

Physics - 02.04.2020
The new reality at ETH
The new reality at ETH
The coronavirus crisis forced ETH Zurich to suspend its experimental research activity and switch to virtual teaching at short notice.

Physics - Administration - 01.04.2020
Researchers awarded European Research Council funding
Four researchers at the University of Cambridge have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe's premier research funding body.

Environment - Physics - 01.04.2020
«2H of water from fluid inclusions in Proterozoic halite: Evidence for a deuterium-depleted hydrosphere»
'2H were measured in water present in tiny primary fluid inclusions trapped in Mesoproterozoic ('1.4 Ga) and Neoproterozoic ('0.8 Ga) halite crystals.

Physics - Career - 01.04.2020
Christian Regg new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute
Christian Regg new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute
The Swiss Federal Council already elected him as PSI's new Director last November. Today (1 April), Christian Regg took over the helm at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in difficult times. The coronavirus pandemic is also a challenge for large organisations and employers like PSI. However, PSI's unique research facilities also offer opportunities for researching the virus and thus finding ways to combat it.

Physics - 01.04.2020
Cooperative male dolphins match the tempo of each other’s calls
In humans, synchronised actions can lead to increased feelings of bonding, foster cooperation and diminish the perceived threat of rivals.

Physics - Chemistry - 31.03.2020

Environment - Physics - 31.03.2020
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products
A device to capture carbon dioxide from the air and convert it to useful organic products. On left is the chamber containing the nanowire/bacteria hybrid that reduces CO2 to form acetate.

Mathematics - Physics - 26.03.2020
Growing plants without soil amongst frontier projects backed by President's fund
Growing plants without soil amongst frontier projects backed by President’s fund
Three projects that push the boundaries of science have received funds from the President's Excellence Fund for Frontier Research.

Health - Physics - 23.03.2020

Physics - Computer Science - 20.03.2020
Berkeley Lab Cosmologists Are Top Contenders in Machine Learning Challenge
Berkeley Lab Cosmologists Are Top Contenders in Machine Learning Challenge
In searching for new particles, physicists can lean on theoretical predictions that suggest some good places to look and some good ways to find them: It's like being handed a rough sketch of a needle hidden in a haystack.

Materials Science - Physics - 19.03.2020
1 million for nanotech: invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and supermarket tags
1 million for nanotech: invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and supermarket tags
£1 million for nanotech: invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and supermarket tags Scientists at the University of Sussex have secured a major cash boost for their research into the real-world applications of nanomaterials.

Physics - 18.03.2020
3 National Labs Achieve Record Magnetic Field for Accelerator Focusing Magnet
3 National Labs Achieve Record Magnetic Field for Accelerator Focusing Magnet
Berkeley Lab partners in magnet-development effort to pack more punch into world's largest particle collider This video highlights magnet-making efforts to support the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider upgrade at CERN in Europe.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.03.2020

Physics - Economics / Business - 13.03.2020

Physics - Materials Science - 11.03.2020
A Graphene Innovation That Is Music to Your Ears
A Graphene Innovation That Is Music to Your Ears
A commercially licensed technology developed by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers could be available to consumers within the next couple of years Just over 15 years since a couple of researchers in the U.K. used adhesive tape to isolate single atomic layers of carbon, known as graphene, from a chunk of graphite, their Nobel Prize-winning discovery has fueled a revolution in ultrathin materials R&D.

Sport - Physics - 08.03.2020
Safety Top of Mind for Baranowski
CMU students Joanna Baranowski and Ian Suzuki discuss their work on goalie helmets during internships at Covestro.
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