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04.08.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Arid Areas Absorb Unexpected Amounts of CarbonExternal link

Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found that arid areas, among the biggest ecosystems on the planet, take up an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere. Read More »

04.08.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-FaceExternal link

New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor. Read More »

04.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Groundbreaking Optical Device Could Enhance Optical Information Processing and ComputersExternal link

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have built an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler. Read More »

Illustration of the new SDSS measurement of the expansion of the distant universe (artist's conception, not to scale). 04.07.14FROM THE LABS

Astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Make the Most Precise Measurement Yet of the Expanding UniverseExternal link

Researchers at Brookhaven and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories contribute to a new view showing the universe just before dark energy should have kicked in. Read More »

04.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Self-Assembled Silver Superlattices Create Molecular Machines with Hydrogen-Bond “Hinges” and Moving “Gears”External link

Researchers from Georgia Tech and the University of Toledo did a combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them. Read More »

04.04.14FROM THE LABS

Researchers Design Trees That Make it Easier to Produce PulpExternal link

Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants. Read More »

This simulation of a 1 nanometer-wide indium nitride wire shows the distribution of an electron around a positively charged “hole.” 04.04.14FROM THE LABS

To Bridge LEDs’ Green Gap, Scientists Think Small…Really SmallExternal link

Nanostructures half a DNA strand-wide show promise for efficient LEDs. Read More »

The components in a lithium-ion coin-cell battery that includes ultrathin sheets of nickel oxide as an electrode component. 04.03.14FROM THE LABS

'Smart Window' Material May Make Better BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at SLAC's synchrotron observe 'breathing' layer during battery operation Read More »

04.02.14FROM THE LABS

Persistent Analysis Fills in 50-Year GapExternal link

Researchers analyze data from an experiment conducted at DOE's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to finally pin down two key characteristics that had never been measured before of an elusive particle, the Lambda(1405). Read More »

04.02.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Lab Researchers Show Polymer-Coated Nanocubes Form Complex StructuresExternal link

Nanoparticles assembled in new ways hold the promise of a wave of new high-tech materials that could offer high strength, enhanced magnetic properties, light reflectivity or absorption, use as catalysts and much more. Read More »

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