Latest Brookhaven National Laboratory Stories

2010-10-15 16:42:23

Modern, compact ion injector will feed new kinds of particles to RHIC and NSRL A new source of ions will soon be the starting point for the beams entering two major research facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory - the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC - http://www.bnl.gov/rhic), where physicists are recreating conditions of the early universe to learn more about the forces that hold matter together, and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory...

2010-06-14 08:45:52

Material's fluctuating response to a magnetic field could lead to switchable superconducting wires A team of scientists from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has fabricated thin films patterned with large arrays of nanowires and loops that are superconducting "” able to carry electric current with no resistance "” when cooled below about 30 kelvin (-243 degrees Celsius). Even more interesting, the scientists...

2010-06-03 07:46:09

Findings reveal characteristics of "hidden order" in unusual uranium compound and demonstrate new method for investigating long-standing physics problems Using a microscope designed to image the arrangement and interactions of electrons in crystals, scientists have captured the first images of electrons that appear to take on extraordinary mass under certain extreme conditions. The technique reveals the origin of an unusual electronic phase transition in one particular material, and opens the...

2010-06-01 13:40:01

New findings will help scientists understand how plants respond to light When the first warm rays of springtime sunshine trigger a burst of new plant growth, it's almost as if someone flicked a switch to turn on the greenery and unleash a floral profusion of color. Opening a window into this process, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have deciphered the structure of a molecular "switch"...

2010-05-14 13:20:53

Findings could lead to new strategies for sustainable agriculture and biofuel production You might think bacteria that "invade" trees are there to cause certain destruction. But like the helpful bacteria that live within our guts, some microbes help plants thrive. To find out what makes these microbe-plant interactions "tick," scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory decoded the genome of a plant-dwelling microbe they'd previously shown could increase...

2010-04-22 06:30:00

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Bridge Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GRBG) is pleased to announce that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Organic Product Solutions (OPS), promoted Earth Day 2010 at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Earth Day fair. OPS' product line was featured and showcased at yesterdays Environmental Vendor Fair on Long Island, New York. The company's products were marketed by Three Gals Industrial Supply. Three Gals is a reseller of OPS'...

2010-03-04 14:50:00

A worldwide team of researchers, including 10 from Texas A&M University, have for the first time created a particle that is believed to have been in existence immediately after the creation of the universe "“ the so-called "Big Bang" "“ and it could lead to new questions and answers about some of the basic laws of physics because in essence, it creates a new form of matter. Researchers Carl Gagliardi, Saskia Mioduszewski, Robert Tribble, Matthew Cervantes, Rory Clarke, Martin...

2010-02-26 07:36:37

Could lead to design of water-shedding materials for applications in energy, medicine, and more Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have obtained the first glimpse of miniscule air bubbles that keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface. Detailed information about the size and shape of these bubbles "” and the non-stick material the scientists created by "pock-marking" a smooth material with cavities measuring mere billionths of a meter...

2010-02-16 15:18:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 85,000 members, today released letters from celebrities opposed to NASA-funded experiments. The experiments, which NASA wants conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), involve irradiating squirrel monkeys. IDA and the International Primate Protection League (IPPL), a South Carolina-based non-profit dedicated to protecting the world's primates, filed a...

2010-02-16 12:40:00

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York report they have created the hottest temperature in the lab -- 4 trillion degrees Celsius -- which is thought to be consistent with actual temperatures that existed when the universe was born. The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) was used to smash gold ions together to make super-heated explosions that lasted only milliseconds. RHIC is a particle accelerator that is 2.4 miles around and is buried...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'