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10.09.15From the Labs

SLAC Experiment Finds Key to Natural Detoxifier’s ReactivityExternal link

Researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a mere 9-trillionths-of-a-meter reduction in the length of a chemical bond dramatically boosts the reactivity of a family of molecules that helps keep humans and many other organisms healthy. Read MoreExternal linkage

Tufts University 10.09.15University Research

Single Atom Alloy Platinum-Copper Catalysts Cut Costs, Boost Green TechnologyExternal link

A new generation of platinum-copper catalysts that require very low concentrations of platinum in the form of individual atoms to cleanly and cheaply perform important chemical reactions is reported today by Tufts University researchers in the journal Nature Communications. Read MoreExternal linkage

Michigan State University 10.09.15University Research

MSU Marks Special Cyclotron Beam AnniversaryExternal link

It was 50 years ago that the cyclotron at Michigan State University accelerated its first beam and the university and the scientific world haven’t been the same since. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.09.15From the Labs

Laser Spectroscopy of Ultrathin Semiconductor Reveals Rise of ‘Trion’ QuasiparticlesExternal link

Insights by Oak Ridge scientists into the dynamics of these exotic-sounding particles may spur real-life applications such as improved materials for solar energy and quantum computing. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.09.15From the Labs

Mapping the Protein UniverseExternal link

A collaboration of scientists from five national laboratories – led by Argonne – are building a computer program to provide researchers with an extensive library of proteins in order to better understand how they interact; ultimately being able to pull in basic data about DNA sequences and turning them into a complete set of good predictions about proteins and their potential functions. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.08.15From the Labs

Newly Discovered ‘Design Rule’ Brings Nature-Inspired Nanostructures One Step CloserExternal link

Computer sims and microscopy research at Berkeley Lab yield first atomic-resolution structure of a peptoid nanosheet. Read MoreExternal linkage

Connecticut University 10.08.15University Research

Caution: Shrinks When WarmExternal link

Most materials swell when they warm, and shrink when they cool. But UConn physicist Jason Hancock has been investigating a substance that responds in reverse: it shrinks when it warms. Read MoreExternal linkage

Iowa State University 10.08.15University Research

Change Agent Jim CochranExternal link

A physics professor at Iowa State, Cochran also manages the U.S. research contributions at ATLAS, one of the one of the huge particle detectors at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.08.15From the Labs

Way Cheaper Catalyst May Lower Fuel Costs for Hydrogen-Powered CarsExternal link

Sandia National Laboratories researchers seeking to make hydrogen a less expensive fuel for cars have upgraded a catalyst nearly as cheap as dirt — molybdenum disulfide, “molly” for short — to stand in for platinum, a rare element with the moonlike price of $1,500 a gram. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.08.15From the Labs

Neutrons Help Understand Enzymes That Could Produce Improvements in Biomass ProcessingExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using neutron crystallography to understand enzymes and learn how to bioengineer those enzymes for large-scale improvements in the efficiency of biomass processing. Read MoreExternal linkage

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