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02.02.16User Facility

Optimizing Microbial Bioproduction of FuelsExternal link

A team of scientists from the University of Idaho; EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has used advanced microfluidics combined with Epifluorescent and Raman microscopy at EMSL to study differences in the ability of individual cells of low-yield and high-yield strains of the fungus Yarrowia lipolytica to produce lipids. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.02.16From the Labs

The Dark Side of Cold CloudsExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that highly irregular and chemically complex soot particles transform into compacted shapes under different atmospheric conditions, affecting their ability to absorb and scatter sunlight. Read MoreExternal linkage

02.01.16From the Labs

Coupling 2 ‘Tabletop’ Laser-Plasma Accelerators, a Decisive First Step Toward Tomorrow’s Ultrapowerful Compact MachinesExternal link

In an experiment packed with scientific firsts, Berkeley Lab scientists have now demonstrated that a laser pulse can accelerate an electron beam and couple it to a second laser plasma accelerator, where another laser pulse accelerates the beam to higher energy—a fundamental breakthrough in advanced accelerator science. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Harvard 02.01.16University Research

Sensing the Future of Molecule Detection and BioproductionExternal link

A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School (HMS) led by George Church, Ph.D., has developed a new method for engineering a broad range of biosensors to detect and signal virtually any desired molecule using living eukaryotic cells. Read MoreExternal linkage


Two New Biologists at Brookhaven National Lab are Looking at Plant Genomes to Address Energy ChallengesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory welcomes two new biologists, Crysten and Ian Blaby, who have been brought to the Lab to explore the many genes that play a role in a plant’s ability to harness energy and what those genes could mean for enhancing bioenergy crops. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.29.16User Facility

Tiniest Particles Shrink Before Exploding When Hit With SLAC’s X-Ray LaserExternal link

New finding provides a glimpse of the unusual world of superheated nanomaterials that could eventually also help scientists further develop X-ray techniques for taking atomic images of individual molecules. Read MoreExternal linkage

Stanford University 01.29.16University Research

Wearable Device Detects and Analyzes Real-Time Changes in Chemical Composition of SweatExternal link

A team of researchers has combined two separate technologies to create a health-monitoring device that is noninvasive, doesn’t interfere with strenuous outdoor activities and can continuously track a user’s health at the molecular level. Read MoreExternal linkage

Northwestern University 01.29.16University Research

Researchers Develop Completely New Kind of PolymerExternal link

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new hybrid polymer with removable supramolecular compartments that might one day be used in artificial muscles or other life-like materials; for delivery of drugs, biomolecules or other chemicals; in materials with self-repair capability; and for replaceable energy sources. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Maryland 01.29.16University Research

You’ll Never Be-Leaf What Makes Up This BatteryExternal link

Scientists at the University of Maryland have used a carbonized oak leaf as an anode, creating a battery that uses sodium instead of the lithium used by most rechargeable batteries. Read MoreExternal linkage

Georgia Tech University 01.28.16University Research

For This Nanocatalyst, One Atom Makes a Big DifferenceExternal link

Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers at Georgia Tech have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene. Read MoreExternal linkage

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