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Supercomputing the Strange Difference Between Matter and AntimatterExternal link

An international team of physicists including theorists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has published the first calculation of direct "CP" symmetry violation—how the behavior of subatomic particles (in this case, the decay of kaons) differs when matter is swapped out for antimatter. Read MoreExternal linkage

Michigan State University 11.20.15University Research

Game On: New MSU Video Game Aims to Draw Kids to ScienceExternal link

Called Isotopolis, the game is a joint venture of MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab to get the public, including children as young as middle schoolers, interested in science. Read MoreExternal linkage


U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 33 R&D 100 Awards for 2015External link

The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous year. Read MoreExternal linkage


Quantum Spin Could Create Unstoppable, One-Dimensional Electron WavesExternal link

A pair of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich have proposed the first solution to such subatomic stoppage: a novel way to create a more robust electron wave by binding together the electron's direction of movement and its spin. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Tennessee Knoxville 11.19.15University Research

UT-Led Research Benefiting Alternate Fuels and MaterialsExternal link

As interest in biofuels has surged in recent years, the question about how to best handle lignin—a material found in the cell walls of plants that is a byproduct of biofuel production—has become a primary concern. Thanks to ongoing research being led in part by Art Ragauskas, UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, an answer to that problem could be just over the horizon. Read MoreExternal linkage


Hints About How Viruses Commandeer Human ProteinsExternal link

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Michigan have produced the first image of an important human protein as it binds with ribonucleic acid (RNA), a discovery that could offer clues to how some viruses, including HIV, control expression of their genetic material. Read MoreExternal linkage

Iowa State University 11.19.15University Research

ISU Faculty Contribute to Large Hadron Collider, ATLASExternal link

Jim Cochran, a professor of physics and astronomy at Iowa State University, not only has the responsibilities of a professor but also helps oversee the Large Hadron Collider and the U.S. ATLAS experiment, two of the largest science experiments of all time in terms of scale. Read MoreExternal linkage

Delaware University 11.19.15University Research

DOE Funding Leads to New Technology that is Revolutionizing Chemical AnalysisExternal link

A universal carbon detection technology discovered by researchers at the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI), an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences, is the basis for a newly developed reactor technology commercialized by Activated Research Company (ARC). Read MoreExternal linkage


A History of Phage-Host Interactions With Help From CRISPRsExternal link

Using metagenomic datasets produced from the Iron Mountain site in Northern California and customized tools, researchers used bacterial spacer sequences commonly called CRISPRs to link phage and hosts in ecological studies. Read MoreExternal linkage


Getting Water to All the Right Places for Carbon SequestrationExternal link

Using computer simulations, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's scientists discovered that carbon sequestering minerals can form without water-slurping carbonic acid; rather, a water layer forms on a mineral's surface, leaves atomic voids that carbon dioxide fills, and mineralizes in minutes. Read MoreExternal linkage

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