Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Germany have devised a new method for minimizing turbulence in bumpy donut-shaped experimental fusion facilities called stellarators.
New capabilities improve network speeds between European facilities and U.S. research sites, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a unique electric generator, which could open the door to mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and very bendable and stretchable.
10.22.14 Leveraging computational science expertise and investments across the laboratory to tackle "big data" challenges.
10.21.14 Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.
10.21.14 Research by an international team led by SLAC and Stanford scientists has uncovered a new, unpredicted behavior in a copper oxide material that becomes superconducting – conducting electricity without any loss – at relatively high temperatures.
Argonne National Laboratory has identified the properties of a newer, exceptionally wear-resistant substance that works in a broader range of environments. Read More
A series of detailed genetic studies points scientists to a new way to dramatically increase the accumulation of oil in plant leaves, an abundant source of biomass for fuel production. Read More
With construction completed, the NOvA experiment has begun its probe into the mysteries of ghostly particles that may hold the key to understanding the universe. Read More
UMass Amherst researchers resolve a major biological controversy.
In a design that mimics a hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells, University of Michigan engineers have made rounded crystals that have no facets.
New York University scientists discovery points to new ways to create “smart materials,” cutting-edge materials that adapt to their environment by taking new forms, and to sharpen the detail of 3D printing.
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