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Rendering one the left shows a 3-D reconstruction of a Mimivirus and the computerized rendering on the right shows a cutaway view of a collection of about 200 X-ray patterns. 03.03.15From the Labs

Giant Virus Revealed in 3-D Using X-ray LaserExternal link

Experiment at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) compiles hundreds of images, reveals inner details of intact ‘mimivirus’. Read More »

03.02.15From the Labs

New CMI Process Recycles Valuable Rare Earth Metals From Old ElectronicsExternal link

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Read More »

03.02.15From the Labs

Electrochemical 'Fingers' Unlock Battery's Inner PotentialExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab track real-time reaction pathways in 3D to uncover new nanoscale clues to increasing lithium-ion battery capacity and optimizing performance. Read More »

Alabama University 03.02.15University Research

Scrubbing CO2: A Patented Alternative for Capturing EmissionsExternal link

Dr. Jason E. Bara, a University of Alabama engineering professor, is hoping efforts in his lab to find different chemicals from those now used to clean industrial emissions will lead to cheaper and more efficient methods. Read More »

03.02.15From the Labs

Researchers at PPPL Find 3-D Printed Parts to Provide Low-cost, Custom Alternatives for Laboratory EquipmentExternal link

The 3-D printing scene, a growing favorite of do-it-yourselfers, has spread to the study of plasma physics. With a series of experiments, researchers at PPPL have found that 3-D printers can be an important tool in laboratory environments. Read More »

Researchers have found that some wild organisms interpret a genetic sequence typically read as “stop” to mean something else.03.01.15Science Highlight

Microbes Disprove Long-Held Assumption that All Organisms Share a Common Vocabulary

Study shows that “stop” code can be assigned other meanings. Read More »

Depiction of carbon nanotube (gray) inserted into a cell membrane, with a single strand of DNA (gold) passing through the nanotube.03.01.15Science Highlight

Spontaneous Formation of Biomimetic, Nanoporous Membrane Channels

Carbon nanotubes insert into artificial and active cell membranes, reproducing major features of biological channels. Read More »

Palladium-nickel nanoparticles (top structural model) are synthesized and then exposed to reactive gases (lower right) while being probed with high-energy x-rays.03.01.15Science Highlight

Optimizing Atomic Neighborhoods for Speedier Chemical Reactions

Clusters with longer separations between atoms had enhanced catalytic activity. Read More »

Researchers have combined measurements of plant production, bacterial and fungal carbon decomposition, and soil carbon stocks to study the effects of rising carbon dioxide on long-term carbon storage in soils.03.01.15Science Highlight

Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Limits Soil Storage

Study finds that soil carbon may not be as stable as previously thought. Read More »

Climate researchers are studying ways to more accurately model the Madden-Julian Oscillation, a large-scale atmospheric circulation pattern associated with rainfall and drought across the tropics, including Indonesia, (shown here).03.01.15Science Highlight

Heat’s Role in the Madden-Julian Oscillation

Study shows low-level atmospheric heating is critical for realistic MJO simulations. Read More »

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