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03.17.16User Facility

Solving the Mystery of the Tully MonsterExternal link

With the help of Argonne scientists and the immense power of the Advanced Photon Source, a team of Yale University researchers have solved the mystery of the Tully Monster, an oddly configured sea creature with teeth at the end of a narrow, trunk-like extension of its head and eyes that perch on either side of a long rigid bar. Read More »

03.17.16From the Labs

Dusting for the Fingerprint of Inflation with BICEP3External link

The BICEP3 project and the Keck Array assembly has just begun collecting data, covering a wider spectrum of light and measuring the properties of light left over from the first 380,000 years of history after the big bang. Read More »

Delaware University 03.17.16University Research

Engineering a Better Heat PumpExternal link

With help from the University of Delaware, Xergy Inc., a high-tech startup in Seaford, Delaware, recently announced an innovative refrigeration system based on an electrochemical compressor to replace the conventional mechanical vapor compression systems found in typical heat pump units. Read More »

Cloudy days can hamper solar panels' ability to produce electricity, but scientists around the country are working on ways to overcome this problem by making the panels more efficient. 03.17.16Article

5 Ways to Get Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Scientists are discovering new ways for solar panels to work on overcast days. Read More »

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 03.17.16University Research

Illinois Scientists Dig Deeper to Build a Better Permafrost ModelExternal link

Scientists from the University of Illinois report they have found a way to improve predictions of permafrost area and stability in the northern high latitudes. Read More »

03.16.16User Facility

New Microwave Imaging Approach Opens a Nanoscale View on Processes in LiquidsExternal link

U.S. government nanotechnology researchers have demonstrated a new window to view what are now mostly clandestine operations occurring in soggy, inhospitable realms of the nanoworld—technologically and medically important processes that occur at boundaries between liquids and solids, such as in batteries or along cell membranes. Read More »

03.16.16User Facility

Advanced Energy Storage Material Gets Unprecedented Nanoscale AnalysisExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined advanced in-situ microscopy and theoretical calculations to uncover important clues to the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material for supercapacitors and batteries. Read More »

03.16.16User Facility

Compressing Turbulence to Improve Inertial Confinement Fusion ExperimentsExternal link

Findings by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences indicate that fluid turbulence could have a surprisingly positive impact on inertial confinement fusion experiments. Read More »

03.15.16User Facility

Microbes May Not Be So Adaptable to Climate ChangeExternal link

Microbes in soil — organisms that exert enormous influence over our planet's carbon cycle — may not be as adaptable to climate change as most scientists have presumed, according to a study done at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read More »

03.15.16User Facility

Brookhaven Lab Facilities Team Up to Offer Beamline for Cutting-Edge ScienceExternal link

The Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy (CSX-2) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II, which hosted its first users in February, was built in partnership with the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Read More »

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