NASA's first aerospace accelerator program will select 10 startup companies to take part in a three-month pilot program to develop new technologies for space. Applications will be accepted through April 7. Selected teams will develop concepts and business plans over a three-month period and then pitch their results to the NASA community during a Demo Day in October.
Month: March 2019
TRIUMF Receives Historic Canadian Investment
The Government of Canada has announced a five year and $292.7M investment supporting laboratory operations at TRIUMF (CSA CSM). The donation comes in response to TRIUMF's recently published Five-Year Plan 2020-2025 and represents the country's largest single investment there to date.
Fermilab Breaks Ground on PIP-II
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (CSA CSM) has officially broken ground on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many decades to come. When complete, PIP-II will become the heart of the laboratory’s accelerator complex, vastly improving what is already the world’s most powerful particle beam for neutrino experiments and providing for the long-term future of Fermilab’s diverse research program. Read more about the ceremony or the overall project.
SNOLAB Confirms Positive First Year of Dark Matter Research
Researchers at the underground SNOLAB in Ontario, Canada, operate its DEAP-3600 experiment and have released results from the team's first year collecting data on dark matter, confirming that the sensitive detector is working as anticipated.
Flow of Time Reversed on Quantum Computer
An international science team reports that it has successfully returned a computer briefly to the past. Such a result suggests new paths for exploring the backward flow of time in quantum systems and also opens the possibility for quantum computer program testing and error correction. Argonne National Laboratory (CSA CSM) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology provide both overviews and specific details on the project.
Scientists Exploring How to Make the Large Hadron Collider Safer
An international research team headed by Russia's Ural Federal University has taken on the task of increasing the reliability of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other complex facilities. Results from the group's experiment were recently published and include proposals for the "second-generation high-temperature superconductors at liquid nitrogen temperatures."
Scientists Chill Nanoelectronics Below a Thousandth of a Kelvin
Tiny electronic chips have been cooled to a record low temperature, dipping below a thousandth of a Kelvin during experiments conducted at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
IBM and University of Chicago Collaborate to Advance Quantum Computing
A new research collaboration between the University of Chicago's Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computing (EPiQC) project and IBM is projected to bring quantum computing closer to the present by sharing resources and training the next generation of quantum computer scientists.
Biopsy Snap Frozen within Seconds
The standard procedure for rapid freezing a biopsy taken from a patient involves the use of liquid nitrogen. Such a procedure, however, is not allowed inside operating rooms, thus causing frequent challenges and delays. But researchers at the Netherlands' University of Twente have now developed a "snap freezing" apparatus that is safe for use inside the operating room and cools a vial even faster than liquid nitrogen.
Purdue Clears Hurdle in Race toward Quantum Computing
Qubits are not all created equal, but some researchers believe that topological qubits—which are tougher and less susceptible to environmental noise than other kinds—may be the best medium for pushing quantum computing forward.
RegO’s SK Advantage Series Valve Designs Deliver Safe, Leak-free Operations
While developing stainless steel globe valves for handling cryogenic liquids such as LNG, RegO incorporated several design features to help ensure that valves have a tight seal when closed, superior flow rate when open, simplified maintenance and a longer service life.
GTT’s Membrane Technologies Provide Solution For LNG-Fueled Ships
LNG shipping began in the 1960s with the launch of PYTHAGORE, a vessel featuring the integrated GTT Tank Mark I membrane. This initial GTT version was followed a few years later, when the METHANE POLAR (POLAR ALASKA, 1969) included the first form of the integrated GTT Tank NO-82 membrane.
New Technology at NASA Offers Full Control Of Cryogenic Liquids
As part of NASA’s plan for the first launch of its Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft that will send humans beyond low-Earth orbit, Exploration Ground Systems at Kennedy Space Center is preparing to build the world’s largest liquid hydrogen storage tank incorporating the latest cryogenic liquid control technology developed at the NASA Cryogenics Test Laboratory (CTL), a CSA CSM.
Cryo-EM Facility under Construction At Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory has broken ground on its Laboratory of BioMolecular Structure (LBMS), a state-of-the-art research center for life science imaging. At the heart of the center will be two new cryo-electron microscopes (cryo-EM) designed to study biomaterials.
Young Professionals 2019: The Next Generation in Cryogenics Part 1
Young Professionals introduces outstanding young professionals (under 40 years of age) who are doing interesting things in cryogenics and superconductivity and who show promise of making a difference in their fields.
US Increasing overall 2019 NASA Funding
The budget for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is increasing by 11% in 2019, providing an additional $6.9 billion to current and upcoming projects. Missions to Jupiter’s moon Europa and a new lunar research initiative are among the beneficiaries, each analyzed by the American Institute of Physics.