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.

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.

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.

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.

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.