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A visual model of how particles emerging from heavy ion collisions flow from the point of impact depending on the viscosity of the matter produced.04.01.14Science Highlight

Shades of Perfection in Perfect Liquids

Particles flowing from heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC reveal properties of new form of matter. Read More »

The Tempe™ sensor head is designed for thin film coating process control when high evaporation or chamber temperatures are required.04.01.14SBIR/STTR Highlight

Breakthrough Monitoring Technology Reduces Time and Expense in Solar Cell Manufacturing Process

Thin-film deposition process control sensor provides ability to continuously monitor and control the CIGS solar cell manufacturing process at temperatures as high as 500° Celsius. Read More »

CHAR System Indication of a Cable Fault.04.01.14SBIR/STTR Highlight

Low Cost, High Impact Cable Condition Monitoring System Improves U. S. Nuclear Power Plant Operations, Safety, and Systems Reliability

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation’s CHAR 2012 system identifies and readily locates problems in the conductor and insulation of nuclear power plant cables. Read More »


Generations of Supercomputers Pin Down Primordial PlasmaExternal link

As one groundbreaking IBM system retires, a new Blue Gene supercomputer comes online at Brookhaven Lab to help precisely model subatomic interactions. Read More »

Researchers use a near-infrared microscope to read the output of carbon nanotube sensors embedded in an Arabidopsis thaliana plant.03.31.14Article

Bionic Plants

Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers. Read More »


A New Angle on Controlling LightExternal link

MIT researchers have produced a system that allows light of any color to pass through only if it is coming from one specific angle; the technique reflects all light coming from other directions. This new approach could ultimately lead to advances in solar photovoltaics, detectors for telescopes and microscopes, and privacy filters for display screens.
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Human-Induced Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango DeltaExternal link

Researchers at the University of Cape Town, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the United Nations Development Programme have analyzed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa—the Okavango River. Read More »


Bacteria That Produces a Rocket-Powering Biofuel Developed by Scientists at Georgia Tech.External link

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications. Read More »


Titan Project Explores the Smallest Building Blocks of MatterExternal link

A team from Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Virginia is working to deepen our understanding of quarks, enlisting the help of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan supercomputer. Read More »

Jiajun Wang, Karen Chen and Jun Wang prepare a sample for study at NSLS beamline X8C. 03.26.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During OperationExternal link

First 3D nanoscale observations of microstructural degradation during charge-discharge cycles could point to new ways to engineer battery electrode materials for better performance. Read More »

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