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11.23.15USER FACILITY

Novel Intermediate Energy X-Ray Beamline Opening for ResearchersExternal link

Using relatively low-energy X-rays, the IEX beamline at the APS will help illuminate electronic ordering and emergent phenomena in ordered materials to better understand the origins of distinct electronic properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.23.15FROM THE LABS

Storm Clouds Take Rain on Rollercoaster RideExternal link

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers explained the complex fluxes in turbulent storm clouds using statistical distributions of the vertical velocity and various kinds of precipitating particles within the clouds. Read MoreExternal linkage

Yale University 11.20.15University Research

Ocean Temperatures of the Past May Tell Us About Global Climate Patterns of the FutureExternal link

In a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, a Yale-led research team explored differences in ocean temperatures over the last 5 million years. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.20.15FROM THE LABS

ORNL Microscopy Captures Real-Time View of Evolving Fuel Cell CatalystsExternal link

Atomic-level imaging of catalysts by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.20.15FROM THE LABS

Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum GravityExternal link

The force of gravity at the subatomic scale does not fit Einstein’s general theory of relativity - gravity on a larger scale. Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Lab explains one approach to developing an applicable theory, called quantum gravity, to combine Einstein’s theory with quantum mechanics. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.20.15FROM THE LABS

Supercomputing the Strange Difference Between Matter and AntimatterExternal link

An international team of physicists including theorists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has published the first calculation of direct "CP" symmetry violation—how the behavior of subatomic particles (in this case, the decay of kaons) differs when matter is swapped out for antimatter. Read MoreExternal linkage

Michigan State University 11.20.15University Research

Game On: New MSU Video Game Aims to Draw Kids to ScienceExternal link

Called Isotopolis, the game is a joint venture of MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab to get the public, including children as young as middle schoolers, interested in science. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.20.15ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 33 R&D 100 Awards for 2015External link

The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous year. Read MoreExternal linkage

11.19.15FROM THE LABS

Quantum Spin Could Create Unstoppable, One-Dimensional Electron WavesExternal link

A pair of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich have proposed the first solution to such subatomic stoppage: a novel way to create a more robust electron wave by binding together the electron's direction of movement and its spin. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Tennessee Knoxville 11.19.15University Research

UT-Led Research Benefiting Alternate Fuels and MaterialsExternal link

As interest in biofuels has surged in recent years, the question about how to best handle lignin—a material found in the cell walls of plants that is a byproduct of biofuel production—has become a primary concern. Thanks to ongoing research being led in part by Art Ragauskas, UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, an answer to that problem could be just over the horizon. Read MoreExternal linkage

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