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Grand Valley State University 06.03.16University Research

Superbug Scare: GVSU Faculty Searching for SolutionsExternal link

Several chemistry professors, including Rachel Powers, Brad Wallar, and David Leonard, and their teams of undergraduate students at Grand Valley State University have spent the past 10 years researching solutions to antibiotic resistance, using the high-energy X-ray beams at Argonne National Lab to create three-dimensional images of enzymes that inhibit antibiotics. Read More »

06.02.16User Facility

3D Simulations Illuminate Supernova ExplosionsExternal link

Researchers from Michigan State University are using Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Mira supercomputer to perform large-scale 3D simulations of the final moments of a supernova’s life cycle. While the 3D simulation approach is still in its infancy, early results indicate that the models are providing a clearer picture of the mechanisms that drive supernova explosions than ever before. Read More »

06.02.16User Facility

Fertilizer Use Could Reduce Climate Benefit of Cellulosic BiofuelsExternal link

According to a new, three-year study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University (MSU), the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide and a significant driver of global climate change. Read More »

06.02.16From the Labs

PNNL Helps Lead National Microbiome InitiativeExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are playing a central role as the nation devotes more than $500 million to understand communities of microorganisms and their role in climate science, food production and human health. Read More »

MIT University 06.02.16University Research

Finding a New Formula for ConcreteExternal link

Researchers at MIT look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete. Read More »

06.01.16User Facility

Spinning Electrons Yield Positrons for ResearchExternal link

Using the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab, a team of researchers has, for the first time, demonstrated a new technique for producing polarized positrons. Read More »

A simulation of combustion within two adjacent gas turbine combustors. 06.01.16User Facility

Better Combustion for Power GenerationExternal link

OLCF’s Titan supercomputer propels GE beyond the limits of gas turbine testing. Read More »

06.01.16From the Labs

Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi Conducts Computer Simulations That Indicate the Efficiency of an Innovative Fusion Start-Up TechniqueExternal link

Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University has for the first time performed computer simulations indicating the efficiency of a start-up technique for doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks. Read More »

Yale University 05.31.16University Research

PROSPECT Experiment will Search for Sterile Neutrinos, Thanks to $3M DOE GrantExternal link

Buoyed by a U.S. Department of Energy grant from the Office of High Energy Physics, a Yale University-led experiment will explore key questions about the tiny particles called neutrinos — and potentially improve the way we monitor and safeguard nuclear reactors in the process. Read More »

University of Miami 05.31.16University Research

UM Researcher Embarks on Field Campaign to Study Effects of Smoke on Earth’s ClimateExternal link

A scientist at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is leading an upcoming international research campaign to study a significant contributor to regional climate warming - smoke. Read More »

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