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New ‘Molecular Movie’ Reveals Ultrafast Chemistry in MotionExternal link

The Linac Coherent Light Source, an X-ray free-electron laser at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, provided the first direct measurements of how a ring-shaped gas molecule unravels in the millionths of a billionth of a second after it is split open by light. Read More »

University California San Diego 06.22.15University Research

X-ray Imaging Reveals Secrets In Battery MaterialsExternal link

In a new study, led by physicists and nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not. Read More »

NREL researchers are experimenting with adding wind and photovoltaic solar energy systems at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole. 06.22.15ARTICLE

Summer in the Arctic

Researchers supported by the Office of Science are doing ‘cool’ new research this summer. Read More »

University of California Los Angeles 06.22.15University Research

UCLA Chemists Devise Technology That Could Transform Solar Energy StorageExternal link

A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks — an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells. Read More »

University of Pennsylvania 06.19.15University Research

Penn Research Simplifies Recycling of Rare-earth MagnetsExternal link

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have now pioneered a process that could enable the efficient recycling of two of these metals, neodymium and dysprosium. These elements comprise the small, powerful magnets that are found in many high-tech devices. Read More »


New NMR Tool Helps Scientists Study Elusive Battery ReactionExternal link

A team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Singapore have discovered how to see the reactions inside a battery using a unique nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) “camera.” Read More »

Columbia University 06.19.15University Research

Staying Cool: Saharan Silver AntsExternal link

Nanfang Yu, assistant professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues from the University of Zürich and the University of Washington, have discovered two key strategies that enable Saharan silver ants to stay cool in one of the hottest terrestrial environments on Earth. Read More »


New Tool on Horizon for Surgeons Treating Cancer PatientsExternal link

Surgeons could know while their patients are still on the operating table if a tissue is cancerous, according to researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
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Penn State University 06.18.15University Research

Unlocking the Biofuel Energy Stored in Plant Cell WallsExternal link

Penn State scientists are studying how the cell walls are made, information that could lead to better ways of harvesting the energy stored in their chemical bonds. Read More »


A New Look at Surface ChemistryExternal link

A team of scientists from Berkeley and Brookhaven national labs, as well as Northwestern and Melbourne universities, have developed a new technique for studying the atomic structure of material surfaces. Read More »

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