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North Carolina State University 11.13.14University Research

New Materials Yield Record Efficiency Polymer Solar CellsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply. Read More »

Drexel University 11.13.14University Research

Drexel Engineers Improve Strength, Flexibility of Atom-Thick FilmsExternal link

Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but strong enough to support many times its own weight. Read More »

11.12.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Investigating the Earth’s Inner WorkingsExternal link

A team is using Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Titan supercomputer to reveal the Earth’s inner workings via adjoint tomography simulations, or monitoring the interaction of a forward wavefield, in which the waves travel from the source to the receivers, and an “adjoint” wavefield in which the waves travel inversely from the receivers to the source. Read More »

11.12.14FROM THE LABS

Energy Department Awards New Contract to Manage and Operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.pdf file (56KB)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new five-year, $3.2 billion contract to Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.

University of Maryland 11.10.14University Research

A Billion Holes Can Make a BatteryExternal link

Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components. Read More »

11.10.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

ORNL Materials Researchers Get First Look at Atom-thin BoundariesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made the first direct observations of a one-dimensional boundary separating two different, atom-thin materials, enabling studies of long-theorized phenomena at these interfaces.
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11.10.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Termite of the Sea’s Wood Destruction Strategy RevealedExternal link

For bioenergy researchers, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, the shipworm’s destructive capabilities could prove useful for the industrial production of advanced biofuels from woody plant mass. Read More »

11.07.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Discovering the UndiscoveredExternal link

Researchers at the Joint Genome Institute advance new tools to fill the microbial tree of life. Read More »

Stanford University 11.07.14University Research

Stanford Engineers Use Technique From Petrochemical Industry to Store Solar EnergyExternal link

Chemical engineers at Stanford have designed a catalyst that could help produce vast quantities of pure hydrogen through electrolysis. Read More »

New York University 11.06.14University Research

Scientists Find Transitions Between States of Matter Are ComplicatedExternal link

The seemingly simple process of phase changes—those transitions between states of matter—is more complex than previously known, according to research based at Princeton University, Peking University and New York University. Read More »

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