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 National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light' The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) detects its first photons, beginning a new phase of the facility's operations. Scientific experiments at NSLS-II are expected to begin before the end of the year. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:00 EST Brookhaven Lab Launches Computational Science Initiative Building on its capabilities in computational science and data management, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory is embarking upon a major new Computational Science Initiative (CSI). Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EST New High Speed Transatlantic Network to Benefit Science Collaborations Across the U.S. Scientists across the U.S. will soon have access to new, ultra high-speed network links spanning the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a project currently underway to extend ESnet (the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network) to London, Amsterdam and Geneva. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:00 EST DOE's High-Speed Network to Boost Big Data Transfers by Extending 100G Connectivity across Atlantic DOE's Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links, giving researchers at America's national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:00 EST Scientists Map Key Moment in Assembly of DNA-Splitting Molecular Machine Crucial steps and surprising double-ring structures are revealed during the genesis of the enzyme that divides the DNA double helix during cell replication. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EST Visual Neuroscientist Susana Martinez-Conde to Talk on 'Neuromagic' at Brookhaven Lab, 10/23 Neuromagic is a new discipline of research where scientists are studying the techniques magicians use to deceive the human brain. Magic can reveal how our brains work, leading to the better understanding of human behaviors and new approaches to endeavors ranging from the diagnosis of autism to marketing techniques. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:00:00 EST Researchers Pump Up Oil Accumulation in Plant Leaves A series of detailed genetic studies points scientists to a new way to dramatically increase the accumulation of oil in plant leaves, an abundant source of biomass for fuel production. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:00:00 EST Stony Brook University Student Meng Yang Wins 2014 Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship Meng Yang, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University (SBU), has won the tenth annual Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship. Fri, 3 Oct 2014 09:30:00 EST A Closer Look at the Perfect Fluid Researchers at Berkeley Lab and their collaborators have honed a way to probe the quark-gluon plasma, the kind of matter that dominated the universe immediately after the big bang, recreated regularly in particle ion collisions at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and Europe's Large Hadron Collider. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EST Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton to Perform at Brookhaven Lab, October 22 Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton  will perform in concert at BNL on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at noon, in Berkner Hall. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:30:00 EST