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Troy Van Voorhis, professor of chemistry (left), and Marc Baldo, professor of electrical engineering (right).05.27.14Article

Getting More Electricity out of Solar Cells

New MIT model can guide design of solar cells that produce less waste heat, more useful current. Read More »


Scientists Demonstrate Improved Catalyst Control, Energy Savings Could ResultExternal link

Inspired by how enzymes work in nature’s biological processes, researchers have demonstrated a way to improve control of synthetic catalysts, according to a paper co-authored by a University of Alabama computational chemist that was published in a recent online issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Read More »


Stanford Researchers Discover Immune System's Rules of EngagementExternal link

Study finds surprising similarities in the way immune system defenders bind to disease-causing invaders. Read More »


Argonne Scientists Discover New Magnetic Phase in Iron-based SuperconductorsExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a previously unknown phase in a class of superconductors called iron arsenides. This sheds light on a debate over the interactions between atoms and electrons that are responsible for their unusual superconductivity. Read More »


A New Way to Harness Waste HeatExternal link

Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity. Read More »


Why Eumelanin is Such a Good Absorber of LightExternal link

Researchers uncover secret of a ubiquitous pigment’s ability to absorb a broad spectrum of light. Read More »

The Palomar 48 inch telescope. 05.21.14FROM THE LABS

Confirmed: Stellar Behemoth Self-Destructs in a Type IIb SupernovaExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers help catch a Wolf-Rayet hours after it goes supernova. Read More »

Close-up of structural supercapacitor. 05.20.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Liberating Devices From Their Power CordsExternal link

New device developed at Vanderbilt University is a supercapacitor that stores electricity by assembling electrically charged ions on the surface of a porous material, instead of storing it in chemical reactions the way batteries do. Read More »


UT Arlington Particle Physics Team Awarded $2.5 Million GrantExternal link

The funding, which begins this month, represents a 25 percent increase from previous Energy Department base award grants to the College of Science’s Center of Excellence in High Energy Physics – a hearty recognition of the innovative ideas and research under way at The University of Texas at Arlington. Read More »

The Enrico Fermi and Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award.05.19.14PRESS RELEASE

The Department of Energy Invites Nominations for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards

Nominations for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards are being accepted until July 31, 2014. Read More »

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