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12.03.14FROM THE LABS

Powerful New Technique Simultaneously Determines Nanomaterials' Chemical Makeup, TopographyExternal link

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height of a single atom. Read More »

Delaware University 12.03.14University Research

Groundwater DatingExternal link

Neil Sturchio, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Delaware, is co-author of a Nature Geoscience paper detailing a pioneering new technique to date groundwater. Read More »

12.02.14FROM THE LABS

Learning the Language of Cell Life: Ames Laboratory Scientists Use Genetic Markers to Discover the RhizosphereExternal link

A team of scientists are on the brink of creating a technology that would allow a clearer look at the entire rhizosphere system through the use of aptamers, short strands of genetic material that bind to a specific target molecule. Read More »

Iowa State University 12.02.14University Research

Iowa State, Ames Lab Researcher Working to Save Energy With Nanotechnology InsulationExternal link

Research team is working to develop next-generation insulation materials for freezers, refrigerated trucks, buildings and other heating and cooling applications. Read More »

12.02.14FROM THE LABS

A Better Look at the Chemistry of InterfacesExternal link

New X-ray spectroscopy technique at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source being used for the study of heterogeneous interfaces. Read More »

Michigan University 12.02.14University Research

Most of Earth's Carbon May Be Hidden in the Planet's Inner Core, New Model SuggestsExternal link

University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues suggest that iron carbide, Fe7C3, provides a good match for the density and sound velocities of Earth's inner core under the relevant conditions. Read More »

12.01.14FROM THE LABS

Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion ResearchExternal link

Turbulent combustion simulations, which provide input to the design of more fuel-efficient combustion systems, have gotten their own efficiency boost, thanks to researchers from the Computational Research Division (CRD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read More »

AAAS Logo 12.01.14PRESS RELEASE

Office of Science Salutes New AAAS Fellows.pdf file (25KB)

Nine researchers join a distinguished company at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Drexel University 12.01.14University Research

Shaping the Future of Energy Storage With Conductive ClayExternal link

Materials scientists from Drexel University’s College of Engineering invented the clay, which is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. Read More »

Crop irrigation impacts the use and supply of freshwater around the world, and scientists are working to understand how these impacts may change over regions and time, especially under the influence of climate change.12.01.14Science Highlights

Toward an Earth System Modeling Approach to Simulate Irrigation Effects

Land model improvements are enabling more realistic representations of the climate and hydrological consequences of crop irrigation. Read More »

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