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07.07.16User Facility

New Discovery Could Better Predict How Semiconductors Weather AbuseExternal link

Berkeley Lab scientists at DOE’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis are working to improve systems that efficiently convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into fuel. Read More »

07.07.16User Facility

Physics Researchers Question Calcium-52’s MagicExternal link

A multi-institution team led by Gaute Hagen at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory computed the size of the atomic nucleus calcium-48—a magic isotope—and found it had a significantly thinner neutron skin than was previously thought. Read More »

University California San Diego 07.07.16University Research

Researchers Improve Performance of Cathode Material by Controlling Oxygen ActivityExternal link

An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to increase the robustness and energy storage capability of a particular class of “lithium-rich” cathode materials—by using a carbon dioxide-based gas mixture to create oxygen vacancies at the material’s surface. Read More »

Indiana University 07.06.16University Research

Indiana University Physicists Playing Key Roles in Quest for New ParticlesExternal link

Physicists from Indiana University and Old Dominion University have released a review paper that explores the current state of knowledge on the subatomic particles, quarks and neutrinos, from experiment sites ranging from the Large Hadron Collider to Fermilab and Jefferson Lab. Read More »

Cistern Spring in Yellowstone National Park is home to the elusive archaeon Nanopusillus acidilobi. 07.05.16From the Labs

ORNL Scientists Isolate and Culture Elusive Yellowstone MicrobeExternal link

A microbial partnership thriving in an acidic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park has surrendered some of its lifestyle secrets to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 07.05.16University Research

Feeding the World by Rewiring Plant “Mouths”External link

New work from the lab of Dominique Bergmann, honorary adjunct staff member at Carnegie’s Department of Plant Biology and professor at Stanford University, reveals ways that the systems regulating the development of stomata in grasses could be harnessed to improve plant efficiency and agricultural yield. Read More »

Chicago University 07.05.16University Research

Injectable Biomaterial Could be Used to Manipulate Organ BehaviorExternal link

Scientists from two UChicago labs came up with a new material composed of nanoparticles that forms the basis of an ingenious light-activated injectable device that could eventually be used to stimulate nerve cells and manipulate the behavior of muscles and organs. Read More »

07.05.16User Facility

Discovery Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Perovskite Solar CellsExternal link

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material. Read More »

Indiana University 07.01.16University Research

Study Finds That Plant Growth Responses to High Carbon Dioxide Depend on Symbiotic FungiExternal link

Research by an international team of environmental scientists from the United Kingdom, Belgium and United States, including Indiana University, has found that plants that associate with one type of symbiotic fungi grow bigger in response to high levels of carbon dioxide, or CO2, in the atmosphere, but plants that associate with the other major type of symbiotic fungi do not. Read More »

MIT University 06.30.16University Research

Anne White: A Passion for PlasmaExternal link

Researcher Anne White develops systems to carry out measurements at MIT’s tokamak Alcator C-Mod and other research reactors, winnowing down the most promising fusion reactor system designs. Read More »

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