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University of Harvard 05.17.16University Research

Printing Metal in MidairExternal link

Increasing demand for flexible, wearable electronics, sensors, antennas and biomedical devices has led a team at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to innovate an eye-popping new way of printing complex metallic architectures – as though they are seemingly suspended in midair. Read More »

Georgia State University 05.17.16University Research

Chemistry Researchers Unveil New, Detailed Images of Initial Stages of DNA TranscriptionExternal link

An unprecedented molecular view of the critical early events in gene expression, a process essential for all life, has been provided by researchers at Georgia State University, the University of California at Berkeley and Northwestern University. Read More »

Dr. Eric Brown gives a talk on the computing system Watson and its application in healthcare during the Science Day Program at the 2016 National Science Bowl competition05.17.16Profile

How Would IBM’s Quiz-Show Computer, Watson, Do as a Competitor in the National Science Bowl?

Eric Brown of IBM Watson Health spoke about the Grand Challenges program, designing the Watson computer that played and won Jeopardy!, and the quest for solutions in natural language processing. Read More »

The green dot at the bottom of the glass vial is a solution containing 22 milligrams of ultra-pure 249Bk produced at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor and Radiochemical Engineering Development Center at ORNL.05.17.16Science Highlight

DOE Isotope Program Provides Target Material for the Discovery of Superheavy Elements

New element 117 and its decay products establish the existence of long-sought Island of Stability. Read More »

Chicago University 05.16.16University Research

New Microbiome Center to Combine UChicago, MBL and Argonne ExpertiseExternal link

The University of Chicago, the Marine Biological Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced on May 13 a new partnership called The Microbiome Center, which will combine the three institutions’ efforts to understand the identity and function of microbes across environments. Read More »

MIT University 05.16.16University Research

Researchers Find Unexpected Magnetic EffectExternal link

A new and unexpected magnetic effect in a topological insulator made of Bi2SE3 layers with a EuS layer has taken MIT researchers by surprise and could open up a new pathway to advanced electronic devices and even robust quantum computer architecture. Read More »

William Tisdale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.05.16.16Profile

Why Did the Electron Cross the Solar Cell? William Tisdale Knows

PECASE recipient’s technique tracks charged particles, offering insights for solar cells, LEDs, and more. Read More »

05.16.16From the Labs

Speeding Up Key Oxygen-Oxygen Bond-Formation Step in Water OxidationExternal link

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, Adam Mickiewicz University, and Baruch College, City University of New York, has synthesized two new molecular catalysts for water oxidation. Read More »

05.13.16User Facility

Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover Surprising New Properties in a 2-D SemiconductorExternal link

Working with scientists from the Advanced Light Source and Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the researchers at Berkeley’s Molecular Foundry have synthesized a new class of semiconductor with exceptional optical characteristics – made of three-atoms thick, clean layers of molybdenum diselenide – then studied the material with a Molecular Foundry microscope that can visualize atoms and their electronic wave functions. Read More »

05.13.16From the Labs

Crafting Complex Materials to Solve the Mystery of MagnetismExternal link

In the quest to synthesize a useful material not found in nature, a team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory devised a multidimensional analysis approach that combines multiscale synthesis, characterization, and modeling techniques. With this approach, they obtained the first direct measurement of atomic-scale ordering in LMNO, a material of interest for thermoelectric applications. Read More »

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