William Floyd High School sophomore Shannon Beattie has been working with a team of science teachers and researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Radiation Sources at the University of Chicago to determine the origin of glacial erratics found on the north shore beaches of Long Island.
For the first time, scientists have used pressure to transform a semiconductor into a special material with surfaces that are conducting but whose interior is insulating. This paves the way for using such materials in advanced electronics applications.
Look inside the storage ring of the National Synchrotron Light Source II, under construction at Brookhaven Lab. Exactly 843 magnets now encircle the ring. Their job will be to steer, stabilize, and store electrons racing around at near light speed.