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The High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), a DOE user facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, provides antineutrinos for the PROSPECT experiment. 02.21.18Article

Hunting for Neutrinos: When the Ordinary Is Unexpected

Two modest neutrino experiments look to reveal big answers about how these fundamental particles interact with matter. Read More »

Director Sergei Nagaitsev stands in front of an accelerator beamline under construction at the Fermilab Accelerator Complex. 02.12.18Article

Meet the Director: Sergei Nagaitsev

Sergei Nagaitsev, director of the Fermilab Accelerator Complex user facility, looks to the future while running the day-to-day duties in support of the Office of Science High Energy Physics program's goals: to understand how our universe works at its most fundamental level, by discovering the most elementary constituents of matter and energy, and exploring the basic nature of space and time itself. Read More »

Anaerobic gut fungi colonize plant matter and release enzymes that break cell walls into simple sugars. 01.31.18Article

Behind the Scenes: How Fungi Make Nutrients Available to the World

Scientists are researching fungi’s essential role in decomposition, particularly breaking down cell walls in wood. Read More »

This photo shows the types of storm clouds that Jiwen Fan and colleagues studied as part of their study published in Science. 01.26.18User Facility

Tiny Particles Have Outsize Impact on Storm Clouds and PrecipitationExternal link

Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been appreciated, according to a study in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Science. Read MoreExternal linkage

The ProtoDUNE detectors are being assembled at the European laboratory CERN. 01.23.18User Facility

The Biggest Little DetectorsExternal link

Two test detectors being installed and tested at CERN are the prototypes of the much larger detectors planned for DUNE, the biggest international science project ever conducted in the United States and hosted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

Scientists at PNNL have created a new family of nanotubes that are composed of peptide-like molecules called peptoids. 01.18.18From the Labs

Let the Good Tubes RollExternal link

Inspired by biology, a PNNL-led team of scientists has created new tiny tubes that could help with water purification and tissue engineering studies. Read MoreExternal linkage

Artist’s rendering of asteroids and space dust. 01.12.18User Facility

Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to EarthExternal link

Study, based in part at Berkeley Lab, also suggests dwarf planet in asteroid belt may be a source of rich organic matter. Read MoreExternal linkage

The Dark Energy Camera is mounted on the Blanco telescope in Chile. 01.11.18From the Labs

Dark Energy Survey Releases First Three Years of DataExternal link

This first major release of data from the Survey includes information on about 400 million astronomical objects, including distant galaxies billions of light-years away as well as stars in our own galaxy. Read MoreExternal linkage

Brookhaven Lab physicist Alexander Bazilevsky and RIKEN physicist Itaru Nakagawa use billiards and a bowling ball to demonstrate surprising results observed at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider's PHENIX detector when small particles collided with larger ones. 01.08.18User Facility

Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying SpinExternal link

Findings on how differently sized nuclei respond to spin offer new insight into mechanisms affecting particle production in proton-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Read MoreExternal linkage

2017’s Top Stories from the Office of Science01.03.18Article

2017’s Top Stories from the Office of Science

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