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Rice University 03.11.15University Research

Carina Nebula Survey Reveals Details of Star FormationExternal link

A new Rice University-led survey of one of the most active star-forming regions in the galactic neighborhood is helping astronomers better understand the processes that may have contributed to the formation of the sun 4.5 billion years ago. Read More »

New PNNL Director Steven Ashby 03.11.15FROM THE LABS

Dr. Steven Ashby Named Director of Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryExternal link

Ashby has served as PNNL's Deputy Director for Science and Technology since 2008 and was selected following a highly competitive national search. Read More »


New 2-Color X-ray Laser Technique Could Reveal Atomic Detail of Medically Important ProteinsExternal link

A unique X-ray laser innovation developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory produced a new way to study ultrafast processes in biology, materials, chemistry, and other fields. Read More »


Scientists Find Rare Dwarf Satellite Galaxy Candidates in Dark Energy Survey DataExternal link

Scientists on two continents have independently discovered a set of celestial objects that seem to belong to the rare category of dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Read More »

Arizona University 03.10.15University Research

Hot Spots, Cold Spots: When Temperature Goes QuantumExternal link

A University of Arizona led collaboration of physicists and chemists has discovered that temperature behaves in strange and unexpected ways in graphene. Read More »


The Climate is Starting to Change FasterExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) discovered the speed with which temperatures change will continue to increase over the next several decades, intensifying the impacts of climate change. Read More »

Colorado State University 03.10.15University Research

Particle Physics and Accelerator Work Gain CSU Entry Into National AssociationExternal link

Colorado State University is the latest research institution to be admitted to the Universities Research Association, one of the entities that helps manage the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »


Biofuel Proteomics: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Use Proteomics to Profile SwitchgrassExternal link

In a study led by Benjamin Schwessinger, a grass geneticist with JBEI’s Feedstocks Division, researchers used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising of all the fuel crop candidates. Read More »


ORNL Microscopy Directly Images Problematic Lithium Dendrites in BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries. Read More »

University of Houston 03.09.15University Research

UH Researchers Discover New Material to Produce Clean EnergyExternal link

Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat – from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack – with greater efficiency and higher output power than currently available materials. Read More »

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