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Texas A&M University 06.30.16University Research

Texas A&M Chemist Says Trapped Electrons to Blame for Lack of Battery EfficiencyExternal link

An international team led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee is one step closer, thanks to new research that has the potential to create more efficient batteries by shedding light on the cause of one of their biggest problems -- a "traffic jam" of ions that slows down their charging and discharging process. Read More »

Washington State University 06.30.16University Research

Researchers Develop Shape-Changing Smart MaterialExternal link

Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. Read More »

Scientist inspects poplars grown for use in bioenergy feedstocks research.06.30.16Science Highlight

New Methods for Investigating Wood Formation

Genetic approaches will aid development of higher biomass-yielding, sustainable trees for bioenergy feedstocks. Read More »

Scripps Research Institute 06.29.16University Research

TSRI Scientists Stabilize HIV Structure, Design Potential AIDS Vaccine CandidatesExternal link

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have published two studies that detail how to stabilize an important HIV structure and engineer novel nanoparticles as vaccine candidates. Read More »

Stanford University 06.29.16University Research

Stanford Research May Lead to More Durable Electronic Devices Such as CellphonesExternal link

Materials scientists at Stanford University discovered that the protective layers in chips react differently to pushes and pulls, an insight that could lead to even more durable electronic devices. Read More »

06.29.16User Facility

Climate Study Finds Human Fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere GreeningExternal link

A multinational team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Climate Change Science Institute has found the first positive correlation between human activity and enhanced vegetation growth. Read More »

Carnegie Mellon University 06.28.16University Research

Computer Model Demonstrates How Human Spleen Filters BloodExternal link

Researchers, led by Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and MIT Principal Research Scientist Ming Dao, have created a new computer model that shows how tiny slits in the spleen prevent old, diseased or misshapen red blood cells from re-entering the bloodstream. Read More »

06.28.16User Facility

See and Sort: Developing Novel Techniques to Visualize Uncultured Microbial Cell ActivityExternal link

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, utilized a recently refined technique to identify both individual active cells, and single clusters of active bacteria and archaea within microbial communities. Read More »

Postdoctoral associate Yuanheng Cai, biological research associate Xuebin Zhang, and plant biochemist Chang-Jun Liu in the Brookhaven Lab greenhouse with transgenic trees designed to improve biofuel production. 06.28.16User Facility

Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin are Better for BiofuelsExternal link

Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant cell wall structures. Read More »

University California Davis 06.28.16University Research

Perovskite, Potential Solar Cell Material Unsuited for Real-World UseExternal link

Solar cells made from perovskites have sparked great excitement in recent years because the crystalline compounds boast low production costs and high energy efficiencies. Now UC Davis scientists have found that some promising compounds — the hybrid lead halide perovskites — are chemically unstable and may be unsuited for solar cells. Read More »

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