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Purdue University 12.18.14University Research

New Conversion Process Turns Biomass 'Waste' Into Lucrative Chemical ProductsExternal link

A team of researchers from Purdue University's Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, or C3Bio, has developed a process that uses a chemical catalyst and heat to spur reactions that convert lignin into valuable chemical commodities. Read More »

This sheet of graphene contains an array of crown ethers that can strongly bind select guest ions or molecules. 12.18.14FROM THE LABS

Crown Ethers Flatten in Graphene for Strong, Specific BindingExternal link

ORNL discovery holds potential for separations, sensors, batteries, biotech and more. Read More »


Back to the Future with Roman Architectural ConcreteExternal link

Research at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source reveals key to longevity of imperial Roman monuments. Read More »


Is the Higgs Boson a Piece of the Matter-Antimatter Puzzle?External link

A SLAC theorist and colleagues lay out a possible way to tell if the Higgs is involved. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 12.16.14University Research

The Simplest Element: Turning Hydrogen Into “Graphene”External link

New work from Carnegie's Ivan Naumov and Russell Hemley delves into the chemistry underlying some surprising recent observations about hydrogen, and reveals remarkable parallels between hydrogen and graphene under extreme pressures. Read More »

MIT University 12.16.14University Research

New Findings Could Point the Way to “Valleytronics”External link

Researchers at MIT clear hurdles toward a new kind of 2-D microchip using different electron properties. Read More »


PPPL and USDA Engineers Win Patent for Pasteurizing Eggs in the ShellExternal link

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to a novel technique and device for pasteurizing eggs developed by engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Read More »

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 12.12.14University Research

Proteins Stepping on "Landmines": How They Survive the Immense Heat They CreateExternal link

How do some proteins survive the extreme heat generated when they catalyze reactions that can happen as many as a million times per second? Work by researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the University of California Berkeley provides an explosive answer to this important question. Read More »


Earth’s Most Abundant Mineral Finally Has A NameExternal link

A team of scientists led by Oliver Tschauner, a mineralogist at the University of Las Vegas, clarified the definition of the Earth's most abundant mineral – a high-density form of magnesium iron silicate, now called Bridgmanite – and defined estimated constraint ranges for its formation Read More »

Oregon State University 12.12.14University Research

New Technology Tracks Carcinogens As They Move Through the BodyExternal link

Researchers at Oregon State for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and eliminated. Read More »

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