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In this image, representative sea surface temperature anomalies, characteristic of La Niña, are plotted for the early August, 2010.October 2012Science Highlights

Predicting the Impact of El Niño on Future Temperature Extremes

Accurate prediction of El Niño-Southern Oscillation is crucial for simulating extreme maximum temperature. Read More »

Using a molecular template before atomic layer deposition leads to cavities in thin oxide films that act as shape-selective sieving layers for oxidations and reductions.October 2012Science Highlights

Adding Nanocavities to Catalyst Surfaces Enhances Chemical Selectivity

Adding an oxide sieve, a layer containing nanocavities, to a catalyst surface makes the catalyst selective for specific reactions and increases efficiencies for chemical processes. Read More »

NASA Chamber AOctober 2012Science Highlights

Space Chamber Reaches Cold Target at Unprecedented Efficiency

Thomas Jefferson Laboratory lends expertise in cryogenics developments. Read More »

Elementary molecular model of Plutonium Dioxide.October 2012Science Highlights

A Major Advance in Understanding Plutonium

Observation of a plutonium nuclear magnetic resonance ends 50-year search and provides a key to deciphering its complex properties. Read More »

To map the oceanic subsurface at a scale and resolution previously unknown, EMGeo unites the latest in computing power with advanced geophysical imaging techniques.October 2012Science Highlights

Finding Hidden Oil and Gas Reserves

Supercomputers + Software + electromagnetic images yield new way to discriminate underground deposits from surrounding geology. Read More »

Schematic representation of the atomic lattice of Tellurium-Antimony (Sb)-Germanium (Ge)-Silver (Ag) thermoelectric doped with rare earth dysprosium (Dy).October 2012Science Highlights

Rare Earth Atoms Make the Best Thermoelectrics Better

Small addition of rare earth element makes a big difference in converting heat to electricity. Read More »

Helically Symmetric Experiment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.October 2012Science Highlights

Large Plasma Flow Discovered in the Helically Symmetric Experiment

A new type of stellarator could be a promising candidate for future fusion reactors. Read More »

Students, scientists, engineers and technicians study results from a high-performance Alcator C-Mod plasma discharge.October 2012Science Highlights

Better Fusion Plasma Operating Scenarios are Being Explored and Extended on the Alcator C-Mod Tokamak

Recent experiments on Alcator C-Mod have investigated an improved confinement regime, called “I-Mode”, expanding its operational range and pointing toward its applicability on future devices. Read More »

Tuning the ATTA magneto-optic atom trap at Argonne National laboratory.October 2012Science Highlights

Sleuthing the Fate of Water in Ancient Aquifers and Ice Cores

Precision analytical techniques developed for fundamental experiments in nuclear physics now enable routine measurements of ultra-low concentrations of Krypton radioisotopes in samples of water, ice, and gas. Read More »

Interior view of the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at TJNAF.October 2012Science Highlights

Solved: The Case of the Missing “Excited” Nucleons

Discovery could provide a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the three quarks enslaved inside the nucleon. Read More »

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