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Minnesota University 01.27.15University Research

Researchers Identify Materials to Improve Biofuel and Petroleum ProcessingExternal link

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products Read More »

MIT University 01.27.15University Research

Sequestration on Shaky GroundExternal link

Study at MIT finds a natural impediment to the long-term sequestration of carbon dioxide. Read More »

APS fellow logo. 01.26.15FROM THE LABS

Office of Science Salutes New APS Fellows.pdf file (34KB)

Thirty-two researchers from DOE national labs are elected as American Physical Society Fellows.


How Ionic: Scaffolding is in Charge of Calcium Carbonate CrystalsExternal link

Using a powerful microscope that lets researchers see the formation of crystals in real time, a team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that negatively charged molecules — such as carbohydrates found in the shells of mollusks — control where, when, and how calcium carbonate forms. Read More »

Northwestern University 01.26.15University Research

Silver Nanowires Demonstrate Unexpected Self-Healing MechanismExternal link

Results by researchers at Northwestern University indicate that silver nanowires could potentially withstand strong cyclic loads for long periods of time, which is a key attribute needed for flexible electronics. Read More »

University California Riverside 01.26.15University Research

Researchers Make Magnetic GrapheneExternal link

A team of physicists at the University of California, Riverside has found an ingenious way to induce magnetism in graphene while also preserving graphene’s electronic properties. Read More »

Georgia Tech University 01.22.15University Research

Self-Powered Intelligent Keyboard Could Provide a New Layer of SecurityExternal link

By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered non-mechanical intelligent keyboard developed by researchers at Georgia Tech could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users. Read More »

Penn State University 01.22.15University Research

Greenland Plays Important Role In Polar Ice ResearchExternal link

Geoscientists at Penn State have used computer model experiments to show that the more temperatures increase, the faster the Greenland Ice Sheet will melt. Read More »

Chuck Black of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials displays a nanotextured square of silicon on top of an ordinary silicon wafer. 01.21.15FROM THE LABS

Self-Assembled Nanotextures Create Antireflective Surface on Silicon Solar CellsExternal link

Nanostructured surface textures—with shapes inspired by the structure of moths' eyes—prevent the reflection of light off silicon, improving conversion of sunlight to electricity. Read More »


Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear MatterExternal link

Using supercomputing resources at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. Read More »

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