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Michigan State University 03.30.16University Research

Gold Star: Seeking the Origin of Gold in the UniverseExternal link

Michigan State University researchers, working with colleagues from Technical University Darmstadt in Germany, are zeroing in on the answer to one of science’s most puzzling questions: Where did heavy elements, such as gold, originate? Read More »

Scripps Research Institute 03.29.16University Research

Perfecting a Viral Pack MuleExternal link

A new study at The Scripps Research Institute shows that a hollowed-out version of cowpea mosaic virus could be useful in human therapies. Read More »

03.29.16From the Labs

ORNL Scientists Show Charged Salts Can Extract Specific Central Lanthanide ElementsExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers made a molecule that could selectively bind to metals in the middle of the lanthanide series. The accomplishment proves selective extraction of central lanthanides is possible and eventually could provide future materials for technologies such as strong magnets in wind turbines. Read More »

03.28.16User Facility

Nature-Inspired Nanotubes That Assemble Themselves, With PrecisionExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a family of nature-inspired polymers that, when placed in water, spontaneously assemble into hollow crystalline nanotubes. Read More »

RHIC physicists used collisions of protons with their spins aligned transverse (perpendicular) to their direction of motion (left) with an unpolarized proton beam (right) to search for the effects of the interaction between 03.28.16User Facility

A View of the Colorful Microcosm Within a ProtonExternal link

Probing the "color" interactions among quarks tests a theoretical concept of nature's strongest force to pave a way toward mapping protons' 3D internal structure. Read More »

03.25.16User Facility

Platinum Catalyst Savings on Any SupportExternal link

New, inexpensive, and more efficient industrial catalysts for fuel processing and chemical manufacture could emerge from new studies, carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, into the different ways in which the active metal sites in a catalyst can be prepared when the catalyst metal is on an active or an inert support material. Read More »

MIT University 03.24.16University Research

Nanocrystal Self-Assembly Sheds its SecretsExternal link

Researchers at MIT find a new approach gives a real-time look at how the complex structures form. Read More »

Cloud droplets form when the amount of water vapor reaches a threshold value. Larger cloud droplets form when organic molecules (in red) are present on the surface instead of dissolving in the interior, or bulk, of the droplet. 03.24.16From the Labs

Scientists Part the Clouds on How Droplets FormExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers find new mechanism to explain the birth of cloud droplets, could influence climate models. Read More »

03.24.16Profile

NSLS-II User Profiles: Pankaj SarinExternal link

Pankaj Sarin, an assistant professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Oklahoma State University, traveled to Brookhaven Lab recently to conduct research at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline. He and his group studied ceramic materials that can withstand extremely high temperatures and may be used to protect spacecraft during re-entry, descent, and landing. Read More »

03.24.16User Facility

Novel Water-Removal Technique Boosts Performance of Carbon NanomaterialsExternal link

New research illuminating water’s critical role in forming catalysts for oxygen reduction in materials has revealed the key to designing next-generation carbon nanomaterials with enhanced performance for fuel cells and batteries. Read More »

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