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03.03.15FROM THE LABS

Plants Use Water Wisely – MostlyExternal link

Scientists from Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratories are among those participating with DOE’s Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments; providing more insight into how plants use their available resources and thereby improving global climate models. Read More »

03.03.15FROM THE LABS

First Detailed Microscopy Evidence of Bacteria at the Lower Size Limit of LifeExternal link

Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. Read More »

University of Tulane 03.03.15University Research

Tulane Awarded $1.5 Million Department of Energy GrantExternal link

Grant will help find the most efficient way to produce polymers, the chemical compounds that are used to make everything from building materials in spacecraft to laptops and medicines. Read More »

Michigan University 03.03.15University Research

Forbidden Quantum Leaps Possible with High-res SpectroscopyExternal link

Physicists at the University of Michigan have demonstrated "ponderomotive spectroscopy," a new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible. Read More »

Rendering one the left shows a 3-D reconstruction of a Mimivirus and the computerized rendering on the right shows a cutaway view of a collection of about 200 X-ray patterns. 03.03.15FROM THE LABS

Giant Virus Revealed in 3-D Using X-ray LaserExternal link

Experiment at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) compiles hundreds of images, reveals inner details of intact ‘mimivirus’. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

New CMI Process Recycles Valuable Rare Earth Metals From Old ElectronicsExternal link

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

Electrochemical 'Fingers' Unlock Battery's Inner PotentialExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab track real-time reaction pathways in 3D to uncover new nanoscale clues to increasing lithium-ion battery capacity and optimizing performance. Read More »

Alabama University 03.02.15University Research

Scrubbing CO2: A Patented Alternative for Capturing EmissionsExternal link

Dr. Jason E. Bara, a University of Alabama engineering professor, is hoping efforts in his lab to find different chemicals from those now used to clean industrial emissions will lead to cheaper and more efficient methods. Read More »

03.02.15FROM THE LABS

Researchers at PPPL Find 3-D Printed Parts to Provide Low-cost, Custom Alternatives for Laboratory EquipmentExternal link

The 3-D printing scene, a growing favorite of do-it-yourselfers, has spread to the study of plasma physics. With a series of experiments, researchers at PPPL have found that 3-D printers can be an important tool in laboratory environments. Read More »

Researchers have found that some wild organisms interpret a genetic sequence typically read as “stop” to mean something else.03.01.15Science Highlights

Microbes Disprove Long-Held Assumption that All Organisms Share a Common Vocabulary

Study shows that “stop” code can be assigned other meanings. Read More »

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