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06.17.15FROM THE LABS

Study Finds a Way to Prevent Fires in Next-Generation Lithium BatteriesExternal link

In a study that could improve the safety of next-generation batteries, researchers discovered that adding two chemicals to the electrolyte of a lithium metal battery prevents the formation of dendrites – “fingers” of lithium that pierce the barrier between the battery’s halves, causing it to short out, overheat and sometimes burst into flame. Read More »

Princeton University 06.17.15University Research

Researchers Correlate Incidences of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Giant Cell Arteritis With Solar CyclesExternal link

New findings show a “highly significant” correlation between periodic solar storms and incidences of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and giant cell arteritis (GCA), two potentially debilitating autoimmune diseases. Read More »

06.16.15FROM THE LABS

Argonne Confirms New Commercial Method For Producing Medical IsotopeExternal link

The effort to secure a stable, domestic source of a critical medical isotope reached an important milestone this month as the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory demonstrated the production, separation and purification of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) using a process developed in cooperation with SHINE Medical Technologies. Read More »

Rutgers University 06.16.15University Research

Bacteria Could Help Clean Groundwater Contaminated by Uranium Ore ProcessingExternal link

Scientists at Rutgers University have discovered a bacterium in soil at an ore mill in Colorado that essentially breathes uranium and renders it immobile. Read More »

06.16.15USER FACILITY

The Protein ProblemExternal link

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab are using the power of the Titan supercomputer coupled with the intense pulsed beams at the Spallation Neutron Source to unravel the structure and function of one of nature’s most vital actors. Read More »

University of California Los Angeles 06.15.15University Research

UCLA Researchers Develop Lower-Cost, More Efficient Nanostructure for Fuel CellsExternal link

A team led by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed nanostructures made from a compound of three metals that increases the efficiency and durability of fuel cells while lowering the cost to produce them. Read More »

University California Berkeley 06.15.15University Research

Newfound Groups of Bacteria Are Mixing Up the Tree of LifeExternal link

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have identified more than 35 new groups of bacteria, clarifying a mysterious branch of the tree of life that has been hazy because these microbes can’t be reared and studied in the lab. Read More »

06.15.15USER FACILITY

Automating Microbial Genome Sequence DecontaminationExternal link

A team from the Prokaryotic Super Program at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has developed the first computational protocol for quick and automated removal of contaminant sequences from draft genomes. Read More »

06.15.15FROM THE LABS

Argonne Scientists Announce First Room-Temperature Magnetic Skyrmion BubblesExternal link

Researchers at UCLA and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. Read More »

A team led by Argonne National Lab’s Dr. Vojislav Stamenkovic and Berkeley Lab’s Professor Peidong Yang designed platinum-nickel nanoframes with multilayered platinum skin structure. The structure catalyzes the oxygen reduction reaction (shown here) on the surface.06.15.15ARTICLE

The Perils of Platinum

Curtailing precious metal use to bring new energy storage and production online. Read More »

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