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07.23.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

A Tree May Have the Answers to Renewable EnergyExternal link

Xudong Wang, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at UW-Madison, recently collaborated with researcher, Dr. Zhiyong Cai, in the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison on research to use cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) for water splitting, a process that converts solar energy to hydrogen fuel. Read More »

07.22.14FROM THE LABS

New Platinum Alloy Shows Promise as Fuel Cell CatalystExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark have developed highly efficient nanoparticles that could bring down the cost of fuel cells. Read More »

Design Engineer Justine Haupt (left) and Postdoctoral Research Associate Dajun Huang (right) prepare a test chamber. 07.22.14FROM THE LABS

Instrumentation Division Nears Production Phase for LSST Camera Sensors at Brookhaven LabExternal link

Precision assembly is required to capture the clearest and most extensive picture of the cosmos. Read More »

In this illustration of a severed methyl iodide molecule, electrons jump the gap from one fragment containing carbon and hydrogen atoms (right) to the other fragment, which contains an iodine atom (left). 07.21.14FROM THE LABS

X-ray Laser Measures Leaping ElectronsExternal link

SLAC experiment provides new insight about how electrons move across molecules. Read More »

07.21.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Steam From the SunExternal link

New spongelike structure developed at MIT converts solar energy into steam. Read More »

07.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Brown Physicists Part of "Second Generation" Dark Matter ExperimentsExternal link

The Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation announced support last week for several next-generation experiments in the search for dark matter. Among those getting the green light is the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which includes a team of Brown University physicists and students. Read More »

07.18.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help UA Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium ExtractionExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean. Read More »

07.17.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL, UTGSM Study Compares Structures of Huntington’s Disease ProteinExternal link

Neutron scattering research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has revealed clear structural differences in the normal and pathological forms of a protein involved in Huntington’s disease. Read More »

07.17.14PRESS RELEASE

Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 StatesExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and bio-based products. Read More »

The experimental chamber setup is seen from the front, with high speed camera looking into the chamber from the left. 07.16.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Getting a Charge Out of Water DropletsExternal link

MIT researchers discover water condensing and jumping from a superhydrophobic surface can be harnessed to produce electricity. Read More »

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