Brookhaven National Laboratory News Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. en-us (BNL Web Services) Brookhaven National Laboratory News Brookhaven Physicist Ivan Bozovic Elected to European Academy of Sciences Ivan Bozovic has been elected to Academia Europea—the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences—in recognition of his lifetime achievements in advancing research and theory on superconductors and other complex materials. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:30:00 EST First Indirect Evidence of So-Far Undetected Strange Baryons New supercomputing calculations provided the first evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions but never before observed are being produced in heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:30:00 EST Dali Quartet to Perform at Brookhaven Lab, Sept. 10 The Dali Quartet will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at noon in Berkner Hall. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:30:00 EST Promising Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations Brookhaven Lab scientists found surprising head-to-head charge polarizations that impede performance in next-generation ferroelectric materials that could otherwise revolutionize data-driven devices. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 EST Harnessing the Power of Bacteria's Sophisticated Immune System New x-ray crystallography images of molecular machinery of bacterial immune system help explain how these microbes can so quickly recognize and destroy their assailants. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:15:00 EST National Science Foundation To Support Start of Construction for the LSST The National Science Foundation (NSF) agreed on Friday to support the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) to manage the construction of the dark-energy-hunting Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:30:00 EST New Method Provides Nanoscale Details of Electrochemical Reactions in Electric Vehicle Battery Materials Using a new method to track the electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery material under operating conditions, scientists have revealed new insight into why fast charging inhibits this material's performance. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 05:00:00 EST Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalyst Efficiently Converts CO<sub>2</sub> to Methanol Scientists have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol—a key commodity used to create a wide range of industrial chemicals and fuels. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST Brookhaven Lab Wins R&D 100 Award for Novel Radiation Detector Brookhaven National Lab has won an R&D 100 Award for a novel radiation detector, GammaScout. The compact system provides detailed spectroscopic and imaging information about the presence and distribution of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation in a sample or area. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST Stanford Chemist Richard Zare to Speak at Brookhaven Lab July 22-23 Richard Zare, a chemist at Stanford University, will present talks titled "Reminiscences of a Public Science Policy Wonk," and "Mass Spectrometry: Drop by Drop" for the George B. Pegram Lectures at Brookhaven Lab on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:30:00 EST