Recent research into the way cracks in the earth’s crust open and close along the San Andreas Fault has yielded a new way of studying earthquake behavior that bridges an important gap between laboratory experiments and earth observations, demonstrating a new way to study upper crustal behavior.
Researchers report they have directly observed a prototypical version of a class of molecules central to environmental and combustion chemistry. This new knowledge is important to climate change models and the design of more efficient combustion engines.
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method to determine the orientation of mechanical stress in the earth’s crust without relying on data from earthquakes or drilling.
- Communications Earth & Environment
A team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Stanford University and Purdue University developed and demonstrated a novel, fully functional quantum local area network, or QLAN, to enable real-time adjustments to information shared with geographically isolated systems at ORNL using entangled photons passing through optical fiber.
- PRX Quantum
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A century ago, scientists first detected the proton in the atomic nucleus. Yet, much about its contents remains a mystery. Scientists report a new theory for understanding what’s inside protons moving at the speed of light.
- Reviews of Modern Physics
A process important to black holes and supernovas has for the first time been demonstrated in a laboratory at PPPL.
- Physical Review Letters
One effort toward better batteries for electric vehicles is hitting overdrive, thanks to new findings about silicon anodes.
- Nature Nanotechnology
Story tips: Carbon goes to space, cybersecurity put to the test, fusion’s power trip, cost-cutting controls and fungal infusion
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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have uncovered a key step in the ionization of liquid water using the lab’s high-speed “electron camera,” MeV-UED. This reaction is of fundamental significance to a wide range of fields, including nuclear engineering, space travel, cancer treatment and environmental remediation. Their results were published in Science today.