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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 »

George Washington University 06.18.15University Research

Detecting the Undetectable: New Chip Identifies Chemicals in Ultratrace AmountsExternal link

George Washington University professor’s technology offers advanced detection in drug and other healthcare screenings. Read More »


Sweet Spot: Disabling Antibiotic-Resistant BacteriaExternal link

As a spinoff from their research aimed at fighting a specific parasite, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Brandeis University may have found a way around an infectious bacterium’s natural defenses. Read More »


Biofuels and Bioenergy (VIDEO)External link

Thanks to an array of advanced technologies and techniques, scientists at DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute are making significant progress in the development of biofuels that are cost-competitive and environmentally sound. Read More »

Tufts University 06.17.15University Research

Witness to Chemical AlchemyExternal link

Scientists at Tufts University are the first ever to see elements transform at atomic scale, and their research may yield therapies for cancer that are both more powerful and less risky. Read More »


Study Finds a Way to Prevent Fires in Next-Generation Lithium BatteriesExternal link

In a study that could improve the safety of next-generation batteries, researchers discovered that adding two chemicals to the electrolyte of a lithium metal battery prevents the formation of dendrites – “fingers” of lithium that pierce the barrier between the battery’s halves, causing it to short out, overheat and sometimes burst into flame. Read More »

Princeton University 06.17.15University Research

Researchers Correlate Incidences of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Giant Cell Arteritis With Solar CyclesExternal link

New findings show a “highly significant” correlation between periodic solar storms and incidences of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and giant cell arteritis (GCA), two potentially debilitating autoimmune diseases. Read More »

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