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Research on blight resistance could one day return American chestnuts to holiday firesides. 12.22.14FROM THE LABS

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FireExternal link

Oak Ridge National Lab work with scientists funded by The American Chestnut Foundation confirms increased blight-resistance of former forest giant. Read More »

Rice University 12.22.14University Research

Rice Study Fuels Hope for Natural Gas CarsExternal link

Rice University scientists identify metal organic framework candidates for methane storage. Read More »

12.19.14FROM THE LABS

Ultrafast Imaging of Complex Systems in 3-D at Near Atomic Resolution Becoming Increasingly PossibleExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory developed an extended Monte Carlo computational scheme that for the first time includes bound-bound resonant excitations that dramatically enhance ionization rates and can lead to an unexpectedly high degree of electron stripping Read More »

12.19.14FROM THE LABS

First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

SLAC study shows “pseudogap” phase hoards electrons that might otherwise conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read More »

Cornell University 12.19.14University Research

Switching to SpintronicsExternal link

Cornell University and Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temperature. Read More »

Northwestern University 12.19.14University Research

Stunning Zinc Fireworks When Egg Meets SpermExternal link

Northwestern University researchers understanding of zinc’s role in healthy embryos could improve in vitro fertilization. Read More »

Princeton University 12.19.14University Research

Computational Clues into the Structure of a Promising Energy Conversion CatalystExternal link

Researchers at Princeton University have reported new insights into the structure of an active component of the nickel oxide catalyst, known as β-NiOOH, using theoretical calculations. Read More »

12.18.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL Microscopy Pencils Patterns in Polymers at the NanoscaleExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. Read More »

Purdue University 12.18.14University Research

New Conversion Process Turns Biomass 'Waste' Into Lucrative Chemical ProductsExternal link

A team of researchers from Purdue University's Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, or C3Bio, has developed a process that uses a chemical catalyst and heat to spur reactions that convert lignin into valuable chemical commodities. Read More »

This sheet of graphene contains an array of crown ethers that can strongly bind select guest ions or molecules. 12.18.14FROM THE LABS

Crown Ethers Flatten in Graphene for Strong, Specific BindingExternal link

ORNL discovery holds potential for separations, sensors, batteries, biotech and more. Read More »

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