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MIT University 03.04.16University Research

Carbon Nanotubes Improve Metal’s Longevity Under RadiationExternal link

A team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has found that, at least in some reactors, adding a tiny quantity of carbon nanotubes to the metal can dramatically slow this breakdown process. Read More »

03.04.16From the Labs

DOE-Funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention DisclosureExternal link

Three U.S. Department of Energy-funded research centers – the BioEnergy Science Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (University of Wisconsin–Madison and Michigan State University), and the Joint BioEnergy Institute (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) – are making progress on a shared mission to develop technologies that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace, reporting today the disclosure of their 500th invention. Read More »

03.04.16User Facility

Intense X-Rays Expose Tiny Flaws in 3-D Printed Titanium That Can Lead to Breakage Over TimeExternal link

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University used the synchrotron X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source to image porosity, or the presence of pores, in a 3-D printed titanium alloy, Ti-6Al-4V. Read More »

University of Tennessee Knoxville 03.04.16University Research

UT and ORNL Scientists Gain New Insights into Atomic Disordering of Complex Metal OxidesExternal link

A study led by the University of Tennesse-Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory could soon pay dividends in the development of materials with energy-related applications. Read More »

Connecticut University 03.04.16University Research

Building a Better Mousetrap, From the Atoms UpExternal link

For most of human history, the discovery of new materials has been a crapshoot. But now, UConn researchers have systematized the search with machine learning that can scan millions of theoretical compounds for qualities that would make better solar cells, fibers, and computer chips. Read More »

03.04.16From the Labs

Cloudy Problems: Today's Clouds Might Not Be the Same as Pre-Industrial OnesExternal link

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are improving the models used to calculate the properties of clouds and the airborne particles known as “aerosols” that impact the way clouds form and change. Read More »

Indiana University 03.03.16University Research

IU Physicist Leads Discovery of New Particle: 'Four-Flavored' TetraquarkExternal link

Research led by Indiana University physicist Daria Zieminska has resulted in the first detection of a new form of elementary particle: the "four-flavored" tetraquark. Read More »

03.03.16User Facility

New Material Increases the Lifetime of Solar-Powered ElectronsExternal link

By carefully combining two oxide materials on the atomic scale, scientists created a designer interface that separates electrons and holes; this research matters because those electrons could go on to drive reactions that yield hydrogen fuel, essentially converting intermittent solar power into durable fuels. Read More »

03.03.16User Facility

(Rain)Cloud Computing: Researchers Work to Improve How We Predict Climate ChangeExternal link

At the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory, two scientists ran the highest-resolution climate forecast ever done for North America to project what the climate will look like 100 years from now. Read More »

University California Riverside 03.03.16University Research

Spinning Better Electronic DevicesExternal link

A team of researchers, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, have demonstrated for the first time the transmission of electrical signals through insulators in a sandwich-like structure, a development that could help create more energy efficient electronic devices. Read More »

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