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Closer Look at Microorganism Provides Insight on Carbon CyclingExternal link

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee found that microorganisms called archaea living in marine sediments use completely novel enzymes to break down organic matter into carbon dioxide. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 07.16.15University Research

As Giant Physics Machine Restarts, Essential Role for UW ContinuesExternal link

Wesley Smith, a UW-Madison physicist, is overseeing the ultrafast sifting and winnowing procedure for the CMS (compact muon solenoid) experiment, one of two general purpose detectors at history's largest scientific project, the Large Hadron Collider. Read More »

Rice University 07.16.15University Research

Nonmagnetic Duo Form Unique MagnetExternal link

Scientists at Rice University did so and discovered what is a first of its kind: an itinerant antiferromagnetic metal — TiAu — made from nonmagnetic constituent elements. Read More »

Stanford University 07.16.15University Research

New Fuel-Cell Materials Could Pave the Way for Practical Hydrogen-Powered CarsExternal link

Separate research teams from Stanford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed new catalysts for fuel cells; techniques that hold promise for more efficient energy storage. Read More »


Air Pollution Amplified Extreme Weather, Floods in ChinaExternal link

Following the trail of the 2013 Sichuan flood in southwest China, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their collaborators found that heavy human-caused air pollution over the Sichuan Basin just upwind contributed to the catastrophic flood. Read More »

MIT University 07.15.15University Research

Boosting Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Chemical engineers and biologists at MIT have found a simple way to make yeast produce more ethanol from sugars: Spike the mixture they’re growing on with two common chemicals. Read More »


Gut Microbes Enable Coffee Pest to Withstand Extremely Toxic Concentrations of CaffeineExternal link

Research by Berkeley Lab and the U.S. Department of Agriculture could lead to new ways to fight beetle that devastates coffee crops worldwide. Read More »


Blazing Trails at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)External link

New video gives an inside look at how scientists are using the CFN’s state-of-the-art facilities to explore phenomena hidden on the nanoscale. Read More »


When Electrons CooperateExternal link

University of Illinois physicists apply supercomputing to explore unconventional, high-temperature superconductivity Read More »


New Design Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Low-Cost Solar PanelsExternal link

X-ray studies at SLAC's synchrotron pave the way for better methods to convert sunlight to electricity Read More »

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