Friday, September 30, 2011 - 09:04
Molecular motion in proteins comes in three distinct classes, according to a collaboration by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, in research reported in Physical Review Letters.
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 08:44
“There it is — the world’s most beautiful physics experiment,” says physicist Chris Polly from a metal footbridge that crosses over the 14-meter blue steel ring of Brookhaven National Laboratory’s muon g - 2 experiment, now being disassembled. A haze of dust hangs in the air above Polly and a handful of other physicists and engineers who’ve gathered together to help resurrect the $20-million machine by transporting it hundreds of miles to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois.
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 07:09
ESA has provided research and development guidance to Finnish company Patria, with the help of Tampere University of Technology, in designing a search and rescue radio antenna that can be sewn into a life vest.
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 06:31
Solar cell bonded to recently developed catalyst can harness the sun, splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. Researchers led by MIT professor Daniel Nocera have produced something they’re calling an “artificial leaf”: Like living leaves, the device can turn the energy of sunlight directly into a chemical fuel that can be stored and used later as an energy source.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:21
A team of Brookhaven researchers has fabricated a new transparent chemical reactor vessel that may give scientists in many fields a window into real-time chemistry. Scientists in the Lab’s Energy Storage Group recently used the transparent reactor to study the synthesis of lithium iron phosphate for rechargeable batteries. The technique, described in a paper published recently in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, allowed them to monitor the reactions in real time and pinpoint the conditions for producing a defect-free material.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 09:52
QUEST researchers from PTB and from Hanover bring a single magnesium ion to a standstill by means of novel, simple laser cooling