University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers will use tiny nanocrystalline-diamond anvils to produce pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials.
New Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center-led study shows that poplar trees and many other plants from all over the phylogenetic tree have actually evolved to naturally produce zip-lignin.
Researchers are using the Office of Science’s advanced light sources to study batteries in real-time.
10.24.16 For the first time since 2011, scientific users of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor were able to take advantage of a seventh cycle, allowing for 25 extra days of neutron production and available time for new experiments on HFIR’s 12 beam lines in fiscal year 2016.
10.21.16 A Los Alamos National Laboratory research team demonstrates an important step in taking quantum dot, solar-powered windows from the laboratory to the construction site by proving that the technology can be scaled up from palm-sized demonstration models to windows large enough to put in and power a building.
10.21.16 One implication for the research could be a way to one day remotely power a device — that is, the energy expended to light the lamp could take place anywhere.
Researchers at Penn State, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company have developed methods to control defects in two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, that may lead to improved membranes for water desalination, energy storage, sensing or advanced protective coatings. Read More
How Nobel recipient W.E. Moerner and his team built the ABEL Trap and discovered the behavior of single, unfettered molecules. Read More »
High school and middle school teams nationwide can now sign up to compete in one of the nation’s most prestigious and largest academic science competitions. Read More »
University of Virginia Scientists and engineers, with colleagues at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cornell University, have made new inroads on understanding the fundamental physics of the solar cell material -hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites or HOIPS - extremely lightweight, flexible, and efficient materials.
Computer scientists from Rice University, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used one of Isaac Newton’s numerical methods to demonstrate how “inexact computing” can dramatically improve the quality of simulations run on supercomputers.
New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Timothy Strobel has identified the structure of a new type of ice crystal that resembles the mineral quartz and is stuffed with over five weight percent of energy-rich hydrogen molecules, which is a long-standing Department of Energy goal for hydrogen storage.
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