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Protective Shells May Boost Silicon Lithium-Ion BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory are working to develop lithium-ion batteries containing silicon-based materials. Scientists are interested in silicon because it can store roughly 10 times more lithium than the graphite in today’s batteries, leading to more energy stored. Read More »


Keeping Algae from Stressing OutExternal link

Scientists at the DOE Joint Genome Institute are stressing algae - by starving them of nitrogen or sulfur - to study their genome for the factors that regulate lipid production, a possible step towards large-scale biofuel production. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Spinoff Company Makes Fast, Accurate Nanoscale SensorExternal link

Optokey’s “biochemical nose” can be used in food safety, medical diagnosis, chemical analysis, and a wide array of other fields. Read More »

Delaware University 08.05.15University Research

Cultivating CrystalsExternal link

An international group of researchers that includes the University of Delaware’s Adam Wallace has shown how nature uses a variety of pathways to grow crystals that go beyond the classical, one-atom-at-a-time route. Read More »

Ohio State University 08.05.15University Research

New Design Brings World’s First Solar Battery to Performance MilestoneExternal link

Sunlight makes the new “aqueous solar flow” battery 20 percent more efficient than today’s lithium-iodine batteries. Read More »


Two Spin Liquids Square Off in an Iron-Based SuperconductorExternal link

A recent study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), describes how an iron-telluride material related to a family of high-temperature superconductors develops superconductivity with no long-range electronic or magnetic order when "doped" with a small amount of sulfur. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 08.05.15University Research

End-Of-Century Manhattan Climate Index To Resemble Oklahoma City TodayExternal link

Models by scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science suggest that by the end of the century, climate changes could cause Manhattan to see a similar use of heaters and air conditioners as Oklahoma City sees today. Read More »

University California Berkeley 08.04.15University Research

Small Tilt in Magnets Makes Them Viable Memory ChipsExternal link

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets, paving the way for high-density storage to move from hard disks onto integrated circuits. Read More »


Scientists Propose an Explanation for Puzzling Electron Heat Loss in Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and a team of collaborators have proposed an explanation for why the hot plasma within fusion facilities called tokamaks sometimes fails to reach the required temperature, even as researchers pump beams of fast-moving neutral atoms into the plasma in an effort to make it hotter. Read More »


Gut Microbes Affect Circadian Rhythms in MiceExternal link

A study including researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago found evidence that gut microbes affect circadian rhythms and metabolism in mice. Read More »

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