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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 09.08.15University Research

Physics Professor Shawn-Yu Lin Breaks New Ground in Thermal Radiation Revolutionary Discovery Could Advance Solar Energy ConversionExternal link

Nano-photonics expert and physics professor Shawn-Yu Lin has discovered a new type of thermal radiation—in between the two extremes of blackbody radiation and laser light—that could contribute to a cheaper, easier solution for converting sunlight to electricity. Read More »


Fortifying Computer Chips for Space TravelExternal link

Berkeley Lab's particle accelerator blasts microprocessors with high-energy beams to toughen them up. Read More »

Chicago University 09.04.15University Research

Microscopic Animals Inspire Innovative Glass ResearchExternal link

Inspired by water bears, researchers at the University of Chicago have created glasses where there is some well-defined organization, as well as the origin of that organization. Read More »


Nailing Down the Jet StreamExternal link

A team of scientists led by PNNL has developed a mathematical framework that provides guidance to how global climate models can more accurately simulate the behavior of the all-important jet stream. Read More »

University California Berkeley 09.04.15University Research

CT Scan of Earth Links Deep Mantle Plumes with Volcanic HotspotsExternal link

University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland. Read More »

University of Kansas 09.04.15University Research

‘Littlest’ Quark-Gluon Plasma Revealed by Physicists Using Large Hadron ColliderExternal link

Researchers at the University of Kansas working with an international team at the Large Hadron Collider have produced quark-gluon plasma — a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the universe — with fewer particles than previously thought possible. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 09.03.15University Research

A Distant Planet’s Interior Chemistry May Differ From Our OwnExternal link

New work from a team including three Carnegie scientists demonstrates that different magnesium compounds could be abundant inside other planets as compared to Earth. Read More »

University of Maryland 09.03.15University Research

First Global Antineutrino Emission Map Highlights Earth’s Energy BudgetExternal link

Map created by a team of researchers including those at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the University of Maryland and the University of Hawaii, should be useful in providing a picture of the Earth’s radioactivity and revealing processes within the lower crust and mantle. Read More »


ORNL-Developed Building Efficiency Software Now AvailableExternal link

A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match measured data is now available as an open source code. Read More »

University of William & Mary 09.03.15University Research

Faculty and Students Work on “Ghost Particle” ExperimentExternal link

William and Mary researchers are studying the mysteries of ghost particles known as neutrinos through the NOvA experiment, which is managed by DOE’s Fermilab. Read More »

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