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Another Reason Why Science Is Cool

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The nuclear strong force binds the smallest bits of matter together to form atoms, thereby making our material world possible. Now physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first-ever measurement of a similar strong force for antimatter — the mirror image of regular matter that lies at the heart of one of our biggest cosmological mysteries. 42 more words


Rutgers, Brookhaven National Laboratory Get $12M for Advanced Materials Effort

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $12 million grant to establish a new research center led by Rutgers professors Gabriel Kotliar and Kristjan Haule to accelerate the development of materials that improve energy efficiency and boost energy production.

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Throwback Thursday: Longwood High School's International Student Organization

Some of my fondest memories of Longwood High School are of the International Student Organization (ISO).  I met a hell of a lot of my best friends in life there (or joined the after-school club at about the same time that they did): Tim Gatto, Carrie Harbach, Shoaib Kamal, Sabir Naseer, Rich Schulz, Ahmad Butt, Julianne Whitehead, Keith Nagel and a whole gang of other great people. 244 more words

Researchers Create Antireflective Surface to Improve Solar Cells

By Ashwin Kelkar

The advent of the solar panel has allowed us to harness the energy of the sun, similar to plants. However, unlike plants, solar panels run into a predicament; though we can utilize some of the sun’s rays, most waves end up being reflected off the surface of solar panels. 262 more words

Pioneering X-Ray Techniques Used to Design More Efficient Batteries

By Ashwin Kelkar

Have you ever wondered why your iPhone battery only lasts 3 hours instead of the projected 8? It can be frustrating to many people around the world, but it can be even worse when that battery is powering a pacemaker, a tool that allows people’s hearts to continue pumping blood. 236 more words

Brookhaven National Laboratory: Self-Assembled Nanotextures Create Anti-Reflective Surface: Applications for Solar Cells and Military Radar Camouflage

Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun’s rays to electricity, so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections. 871 more words


From Symmetry: "20-ton magnet heads to New York"


January 16, 2015
Justin Eure

A superconducting magnet begins its journey from SLAC laboratory in California to Brookhaven Lab in New York.

Imagine an MRI magnet with a central chamber spanning some 9 feet—massive enough to accommodate a standing African elephant. 1,144 more words

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