Stories of Discovery & Innovation

GE's new 06.13.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

GE Uses DOE Advanced Light Sources to Develop Revolutionary Battery Technology

Company is constructing a new battery factory in Upstate New York that is expected to create 300+ jobs.
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Illustration of 1s and 0s05.31.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Superfast Search Engine Speeds Past the Competition

Software developed for analyzing physics data finds powerful commercial applications.
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Image shows distortion of nanowire electrode during charging05.16.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Scientists Create World’s Smallest Battery

Effort yields insights that could improve battery performance.
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Two scientists working in the lab (Oleg Gang, left, and Mircea Cotlet)05.09.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Using DNA to Build Nanomaterials

Scientists use complementary strands of synthetic DNA to build functional materials from the bottom up. Future applications include biosensors, optical nano-devices, and new kinds of solar cells.
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Mechanically flexible, high efficiency solar module 04.15.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Beyond Silicon: Cutting the Costs of Solar Power

New method of fabricating semiconductors from gallium arsenide promises more affordable solar power, improved semiconductor devices.
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A soldering iron touching the end of a wire producing a droplet04.08.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Getting the Lead Out

Discarded electronics no longer pose an environmental hazard from lead solder thanks to a lead-free alternative developed at the Ames Laboratory.
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ultrananocrystalline diamond-coated pump seals04.01.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Thin Sheet of Diamond Has Worlds of Uses

A new technique from Argonne National Laboratory creates thin diamond films that are helping industry save energy and could even be used in heart and eye implants.
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Anchoring of barium oxide on a gamma-alumina surface03.28.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Fundamental studies in catalysis enabled the use of efficient “lean-burn” engines for vehicle transportation. Read More »

Microscopic image of E. coli03.28.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

From Gasoline to Grassoline: Microbes Produce Fuels Directly from Biomass

A microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass was developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute.
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Brookhaven Lab chemists Kotaro Sasaki, Miomir Branko Vukmirovic, and Radoslav Adzic work on developing catalysts for fuel cells at the National Synchrotron Light Source.03.28.11Stories of Discovery & Innovation

New Catalyst Opens Way to Next-Generation Fuel Cells

A new highly stable catalyst developed at Brookhaven Lab lowers barriers to commercial use of fuel cells in vehicles and stationary applications.
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