Profile of Fermi Award winner Charles Shank.
Using three Office of Science User Facilities, scientists found a way to control the self-assembly of photovoltaic polymers with exquisite precision, using a detergent-like molecule as a template.
Third in a series of profiles on the recipients of DOE’s Office of Science early career awards: Alysia Marino, a University of Colorado scientist who is spending her career tracking down neutrinos and learning their secrets.
10.09.15 Insights by Oak Ridge scientists into the dynamics of these exotic-sounding particles may spur real-life applications such as improved materials for solar energy and quantum computing.
10.09.15 Researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a mere 9-trillionths-of-a-meter reduction in the length of a chemical bond dramatically boosts the reactivity of a family of molecules that helps keep humans and many other organisms healthy.
10.09.15 A collaboration of scientists from five national laboratories – led by Argonne – are building a computer program to provide researchers with an extensive library of proteins in order to better understand how they interact; ultimately being able to pull in basic data about DNA sequences and turning them into a complete set of good predictions about proteins and their potential functions.
Five-time National Science Bowl champion Mira Loma HS keeps an intense – and pizza fueled – training regimen through the summer and fall. Read More »
Second in a series of profiles on the recipients of DOE’s Office of Science early career awards: Ivan Vitev, a Los Alamos National Lab scientist who shows how the building blocks of matter are organized in Nature’s toy box. Read More »
Berkeley Lab researchers create ultrathin invisibility cloak. Read More
A new generation of platinum-copper catalysts that require very low concentrations of platinum in the form of individual atoms to cleanly and cheaply perform important chemical reactions is reported today by Tufts University researchers in the journal Nature Communications.
It was 50 years ago that the cyclotron at Michigan State University accelerated its first beam and the university and the scientific world haven’t been the same since.
Most materials swell when they warm, and shrink when they cool. But UConn physicist Jason Hancock has been investigating a substance that responds in reverse: it shrinks when it warms.
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