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University California Davis 10.23.14University Research

Tarantula Venom Illuminates Electrical Activity in Live CellsExternal link

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. Read More »


National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light'External link

The National Synchrotron Light Source II detects its first photons, beginning a new phase of the facility's operations. Scientific experiments at NSLS-II are expected to begin before the end of the year. Read More »

University of Massachusetts Amherst 10.22.14University Research

Imaging Electric Charge Propagating Along Microbial NanowiresExternal link

UMass Amherst researchers resolve a major biological controversy. Read More »


Brookhaven Lab Launches Computational Science InitiativeExternal link

Leveraging computational science expertise and investments across the laboratory to tackle "big data" challenges. Read More »

Magnetic field strength in a turbulence-optimized stellarator design. Regions with the highest strength are shown in yellow. 10.22.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Use Plasma Shaping to Control Turbulence in StellaratorsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Germany have devised a new method for minimizing turbulence in bumpy donut-shaped experimental fusion facilities called stellarators. Read More »

Michigan University 10.21.14University Research

Facetless Crystals That Mimic Starfish Shells Could Advance 3D-printing PillsExternal link

In a design that mimics a hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells, University of Michigan engineers have made rounded crystals that have no facets. Read More »


Puzzling New Behavior Found in High-Temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

Research by an international team led by SLAC and Stanford scientists has uncovered a new, unpredicted behavior in a copper oxide material that becomes superconducting – conducting electricity without any loss – at relatively high temperatures. Read More »


Super Stable Garnet Ceramics May Be Ideal For High-Energy Lithium BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs. Read More »

New York University 10.20.14University Research

Goldilocks Principle Wrong for Particle Assembly: Too Hot & Too Cold is Just RightExternal link

New York University scientists discovery points to new ways to create “smart materials,” cutting-edge materials that adapt to their environment by taking new forms, and to sharpen the detail of 3D printing. Read More »

Washington University in St. Louis 10.20.14University Research

Winning By Losing: School of Engineering Scientists Find a Way to Improve Laser PerformanceExternal link

Scientists from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis have shown a new way to reverse or eliminate energy loss by, ironically, adding loss to a laser system to actually reap energy gains. Read More »

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