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08.07.15From the Labs

Fermilab Experiment Sees Neutrinos Change Over 500 MilesExternal link

Scientists on the NOvA experiment saw their first evidence of oscillating neutrinos, confirming that the extraordinary detector built for the project not only functions as planned but is also making great progress toward its goal of a major leap in our understanding of these ghostly particles. Read More »

Purdue University 08.06.15University Research

Biology, Not Just Physics, Controls Release of Scent Compounds From PlantsExternal link

Purdue University research suggests active biological mechanisms transport scent and taste compounds known as volatiles from plant cells to the atmosphere, a finding that could overturn the textbook model of volatile emission as a process that occurs solely by diffusion. Read More »

08.06.15From the Labs

IceCube Sees Highest-Energy Neutrino Ever FoundExternal link

IceCube scientists reported the observation of an even higher-energy neutrino event, one that offers scientists the best hope yet that they will be able to use ultra-high-energy neutrinos to find the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. Read More »

08.06.15From the Labs

Protective Shells May Boost Silicon Lithium-Ion BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are working to develop lithium-ion batteries containing silicon-based materials. Scientists are interested in silicon because it can store roughly 10 times more lithium than the graphite in today’s batteries, leading to more energy stored. Read More »

08.06.15User Facility

Keeping Algae from Stressing OutExternal link

Scientists at the DOE Joint Genome Institute are stressing algae - by starving them of nitrogen or sulfur - to study their genome for the factors that regulate lipid production, a possible step towards large-scale biofuel production. Read More »

08.05.15From the Labs

Berkeley Lab Spinoff Company Makes Fast, Accurate Nanoscale SensorExternal link

Optokey’s “biochemical nose” can be used in food safety, medical diagnosis, chemical analysis, and a wide array of other fields. Read More »

Delaware University 08.05.15University Research

Cultivating CrystalsExternal link

An international group of researchers that includes the University of Delaware’s Adam Wallace has shown how nature uses a variety of pathways to grow crystals that go beyond the classical, one-atom-at-a-time route. Read More »

Ohio State University 08.05.15University Research

New Design Brings World’s First Solar Battery to Performance MilestoneExternal link

Sunlight makes the new “aqueous solar flow” battery 20 percent more efficient than today’s lithium-iodine batteries. Read More »

08.05.15From the Labs

Two Spin Liquids Square Off in an Iron-Based SuperconductorExternal link

A recent study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), describes how an iron-telluride material related to a family of high-temperature superconductors develops superconductivity with no long-range electronic or magnetic order when "doped" with a small amount of sulfur. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 08.05.15University Research

End-Of-Century Manhattan Climate Index To Resemble Oklahoma City TodayExternal link

Models by scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science suggest that by the end of the century, climate changes could cause Manhattan to see a similar use of heaters and air conditioners as Oklahoma City sees today. Read More »

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