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Cornell University 04.15.16University Research

‘Weirdest Martensite’: Century-old Smectic Riddle Finally SolvedExternal link

Using the latest computer game technology, a Cornell-led team of physicists has come up with a “suitably beautiful” explanation to a puzzle that has baffled researchers in the materials and theoretical physics communities for a century. Read More »

California Institute of Technology 04.15.16University Research

Probing the Transforming World of NeutrinosExternal link

Every second, trillions of neutrinos travel through your body unnoticed. Neutrinos are among the most abundant particles in the universe, but they are difficult to study because they very rarely interact with matter. Read More »

04.14.16From the Labs

Elusive State of Superconducting Matter Discovered after 50 YearsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cornell University, and collaborators have produced the first direct evidence of a state of electronic matter first predicted by theorists in 1964. The discovery, described in a paper published online April 13, 2016, in Nature, may provide key insights into the workings of high-temperature superconductors. Read More »

Unique capability enables researchers to identify molecules involved in processes related to biology, environment and energy. 04.14.16From the Labs

Powerful Mass Spectrometer Opens New Vistas for ScientistsExternal link

Unique capability enables researchers to identify molecules involved in processes related to biology, environment and energy. Read More »

Iowa State University 04.14.16University Research

Iowa State Physicist Analyzes First Electron Neutrino Data from NOvA ExperimentExternal link

Iowa State physicists are part of the huge NOvA Neutrino Experiment that just published two papers about the first experimental observations of muon neutrinos changing to electron neutrinos. The discovery could offer insight into fundamental neutrino properties such as mass and could help explain the dominance of matter in the universe. Read More »

Washington University in St. Louis 04.14.16University Research

Trap and Neutralize: A New Way to Clean Contaminated GroundwaterExternal link

A team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have helped discover a new chemical method to immobilize uranium in contaminated groundwater, which could lead to more precise and successful water remediation efforts at former nuclear sites. Read More »

04.13.16From the Labs

New "EA" Biomass Pretreatment Cuts Enzyme Use, Boosts Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Less input, more output. That’s the achievement of a new biomass pretreatment method that could help improve the economics of cellulosic biofuels, the second-generation biofuels made from grasses, wood, and the inedible parts of plants. Read More »

University of California Los Angeles 04.13.16University Research

Major Advance in ‘Synthetic Biochemistry’ Holds Promise for Industrial Products and BiofuelsExternal link

UCLA biochemists have devised a way to convert sugar into a variety of useful chemical compounds without using cells, which could lead to the production of biofuels and new pharmaceuticals. Read More »


DOE Office of Science Update.pdf file (6.3MB)

DOE Office of Science Director Cherry Murray provides an Office of Science Update at the March 2016 Meeting of the American Physical Society. Read More »

04.13.16From the Labs

Critical Materials Institute Gains Ten Industrial and Research AffiliatesExternal link

The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, has gained ten new affiliates to its research program, seeking ways to eliminate and reduce reliance on rare-earth metals and other materials critical to the success of clean energy technologies. Read More »

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