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Ohio State University 08.05.15University Research

New Design Brings World’s First Solar Battery to Performance MilestoneExternal link

Sunlight makes the new “aqueous solar flow” battery 20 percent more efficient than today’s lithium-iodine batteries. Read More »


Two Spin Liquids Square Off in an Iron-Based SuperconductorExternal link

A recent study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), describes how an iron-telluride material related to a family of high-temperature superconductors develops superconductivity with no long-range electronic or magnetic order when "doped" with a small amount of sulfur. Read More »

Carnegie Institution for Science 08.05.15University Research

End-Of-Century Manhattan Climate Index To Resemble Oklahoma City TodayExternal link

Models by scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science suggest that by the end of the century, climate changes could cause Manhattan to see a similar use of heaters and air conditioners as Oklahoma City sees today. Read More »

University California Berkeley 08.04.15University Research

Small Tilt in Magnets Makes Them Viable Memory ChipsExternal link

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets, paving the way for high-density storage to move from hard disks onto integrated circuits. Read More »


Scientists Propose an Explanation for Puzzling Electron Heat Loss in Fusion PlasmasExternal link

Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and a team of collaborators have proposed an explanation for why the hot plasma within fusion facilities called tokamaks sometimes fails to reach the required temperature, even as researchers pump beams of fast-moving neutral atoms into the plasma in an effort to make it hotter. Read More »


Gut Microbes Affect Circadian Rhythms in MiceExternal link

A study including researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago found evidence that gut microbes affect circadian rhythms and metabolism in mice. Read More »


Remote Region Promotes Remote-Control ScienceExternal link

Researchers are using remote-controlled unmanned aerial systems in Oliktok Point, Alaska, this summer to collect hard-to-gather data with the ultimate aim of improving climate models. Read More »

At the Department of Energy’s EMSL, scientists from around the world conduct experimental and theoretical research to understand the environment on a molecular level. 08.03.15ARTICLE

In the International Year of Soils, EMSL Researchers Dig Deep

Researchers at EMSL study the components and inhabitants of soil communities, gathering data to better understand and model how factors – agriculture, climate changes, ecosystems activities – change soil chemistry. Read More »


Brookhaven Lab Study Explores Nanoscale Structure of Thin FilmsExternal link

Result opens new doors in thin-film research and provides early confirmation of the expected impact of the National Synchrotron Light Source II. Read More »

Michigan Tech University 08.03.15University Research

Better Together: Graphene-Nanotube Hybrid SwitchesExternal link

Scientists at Michigan Tech have figured out to fuse graphene sheets with boron nitride nanotubes, creating a workable digital switch. Read More »

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