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8-Jul-2005
Pushing the boundaries of high-temperature superconductors
A collaboration led by scientists at BNL has revealed a new mechanism that explains why adding calcium to a high-temperature superconductor increases its current-carrying capacity.

Contact: Bulletin Editor
bulletin@bnl.gov
631-344-2345
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

19-Apr-2005
Moving electrons at molecular, nanometer scales
Learning how to control the movement of electrons on the molecular and nanometer scales could help scientists devise small-scale circuits for many applications, including more efficient ways of storing and using solar energy.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

1-Apr-2005
In 'ocean floor' lab at Brookhaven scientists create, study methane hydrates
Scientists at BNL have recreated the high-pressure, lowtemperature conditions of the sea floor in a tabletop apparatus for the study of methanehydrates, an abundant but currently out-of-reach source of natural gas trapped within sediments below the ocean floor.

Contact: Brookhaven Bulletin
bulletin@bnl.gov
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

1-Mar-2005
New, nondestructive soil-analysis device measures carbon, more, in situ
With funding assistance from DOE's Office of Science and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Lucian Wielopolski of the Environmental Sciences Department (ES) has developed a device that can measure carbon and other elements in soils non-destructively and in situ.

Contact: Bulletin editor
bulletin@bnl.gov
631-344-2345
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

2-Jun-2004
Future space scientists train at Brookhaven Lab
As astronauts spend more time in space, scientists need to better understand the dangers space travelers face from deep-space radiation -- and how to best shield them against these risks. A new NASA Summer Student Program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will help provide a "pipeline" of researchers to tackle this challenge. The program begins June 1, 2004

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

6-May-2004
Brookhaven-developed recyclable catalyst may help to reduce hazardous industrial waste
Brookhaven chemists have developed a new, "green" catalyst -- one that converts chemical reactants into usable products without producing waste.

Contact: Morris Bullock
bullock@bnl.gov
631-344-4315
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

6-May-2004
Brookhaven develops clean, sustainable energy alternatives
Biofuel field testing, wind-energy design, battery-material development, natural-gas harvesting, clean hydrogen production -- these are several of the alternative-energy research initiatives now underway at Brookhaven. The goal is to transfer to industry technology that solves world-wide energy challenges in an innovative, economically feasible fashion.

Contact: William Horak
horak@bnl.gov
631-344-2627
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

6-May-2004
Latest RHIC results make news headlines at Quark Matter 2004
At the recent Quark Matter 2004 conference, new evidence was presented that gold-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider are producing an extremely dense form of matter -- which may, quite possibly, be the long-sought quark-gluon plasma.including the likelihood that RHIC's experiments have detected the existence of an "anti-pentaquark," an exotic type of particle containing five quarks, and may have uncovered signs of another dense form of matter called color glass condensate.

Contact: Thomas Kirk
tkirk@bnl.gov
631-344-5414
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

6-May-2004
New medical imaging technique first to use low-dose X-rays to reveal soft tissue
X-rays from the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven Lab are being employed for the first time in diffraction enhanced imaging, a new, low-dose experimental technique to visualize not only bone, but also soft tissue.

Contact: Zhong Zhong
zhong@bnl.gov
631-344-2117
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

3-Mar-2004
Just say 'no' to adenovirus
Description of research on adenovirus at Brookhaven National Laboratory suggesting that nitric oxide might work as an antiviral agent.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
Brookhaven develops science-based solutions to national homeland-security issues
From safeguarding fissile materials to developing technology for detection of nuclear weapons, dirty bombs, toxic chemicals, biological pathogens, and conventional explosives, Brookhaven's homeland-security initiatives are focused on protecting the New York metropolitan area and our nation from future terrorist attacks.

Contact: Joseph Indusi
indusi@bnl.gov
631-344-2975
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

2-Sep-2003
Scientists develop recyclable catalyst for solvent-free reactions
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a catalyst that can be recycled with no waste-eliminating the need for solvents used in synthesis of organic compounds such as agricultural products and pharmaceutical agents. The catalyst--beneficial for reducing waste and manufacturing costs--is described in the July 31, 2003, issue of Nature.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

20-Jan-2003
RHIC results make headlines at Quark Matter 2004
Physicists from the four experimental collaborations collecting data at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) -- the world's largest facility for nuclear physics research, located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory -- presented their latest results and analyses at the Quark Matter 2004 meeting held in Oakland, California, January 11 – 17.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

20-Jan-2003
Scientists devise tiny liquid crystal devices for telecommunications
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory have collaborated with scientists from Bell Laboratories to develop tiny crystal devices capable of correcting digital distortions in high-speed optical communications. Results of this collaboration appear in the December 30, 2002, issue of Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: Mona Rowe
mrowe@bnl.gov
631-344-5056
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

11-Nov-2002
Scientists identify role of important cancer protein
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Synchrotron Light Source located at Brookhaven National Laboratory have uncovered how a known cancer protein disrupts the normal function of human cells. This discovery, which may lead to the design of new anticancer drugs, is reported in the November 1, 2002, issue of the journal Cell.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

9-Jul-2002
Air quality study focuses on New England
In an effort to identify why the Northeastern US has some of the worst air quality in the country, NOAA's largest research vessel, along with the Department of Energy's Gulfstream research aircraft, will monitor air pollutants and their transport in the region this summer.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

2-Jul-2002
Global climate change research at Brookhaven
BNL scientists are simulating the atmosphere of the mid-21st century to see how increased levels of carbon dioxide and other trace gases may affect various ecosystems.

Contact: Peter Genzer
genzer@bnl.gov
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

2-Jul-2002
Obesity research at Brookhaven
Brookhaven scientists are using positron emission tomography to study the role of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of reward and pleasure, in human obesity.

Contact: Peter Genzer
genzer@bnl.gov
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

1-Jul-2002
More clues about obesity revealed by brain-imaging study
The idea that obese people eat too much because they find food more palatable than lean people do has gained support from a new brain-imaging study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. The study reveals that the parts of the brain responsible for sensation in the mouth, lips, and tongue are more active in obese people than in normal-weight control subjects.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

17-Jun-2002
Conducting-insulating materials reveal their secrets
Research by physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory provides new insight into why some materials made of stacks of metallic planes are conductors in the direction of the planes and are insulators in the direction perpendicular to the planes. Such behavior is in marked contradiction with scientists' traditional understanding of metallic conductivity, where the electrical current is carried by electrons in every direction.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

14-Jun-2002
Energy Secretary Abraham announces Center for Nanosciences at Brookhaven Lab
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham today announced that the department plans to proceed with a center for nanoscale science research at its Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

10-Jun-2002
New food-addiction link found
In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists have found that the mere sight/smell of food spikes levels of a brain "pleasure" chemical called dopamine. The study is reported in the June 1, 2002, issue of the journal Synapse.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

6-May-2002
Looking for clues about how proteins talk to each other
Physicists at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory reveal that interactions among proteins at the cellular level are not random, but well organized. The results of this study are published in the May 3, 2002, issue of Science.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

22-Apr-2002
Brain-imaging study offers clues to inhalant abuse—huffing
First images of inhalants in the brain reveal why solvents may be so addictive, in a Department of Energy Brookhaven National Laboratory study, which will appear in the April 26 issue of the journal Life Sciences.

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

15-Apr-2002
Brookhaven helps revise guidelines for voting systems
A scientist from Brookhaven National Laboratory has been helping the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to review and revise federal guidelines on voting systems. Specifically, the FEC invited Brookhaven's John O'Hara to review and make recommendations for revising the human-factors aspects of federal voting guidelines.

Contact: Diane Greenberg
greenb@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

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