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Washington State University 11.02.15University Research

Seeking New Sorghum, the ‘Camel of Crops,’ for BiofuelsExternal link

With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, researchers at Washington State University and seven other institutions are investigating the development of sorghum crops that can grow in marginal soils with scant water and nitrogen yet produce large quantities of quality plant materials for brewing biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

University California Merced 11.02.15University Research

New Grants Aid Chemist’s Research, Support Student LearningExternal link

A quantum chemistry researcher at UC Merced and her colleagues at Stanford University and Washington State University (WSU) are receiving $1.3 million from the Department of Energy over the next three years to model charge and energy transfer for molecules in solutions. Read MoreExternal linkage

Inside the Super-Kamiokande detector, scientists clean light-detecting photomultiplier tubes from a raft as the large underground tank is slowly filled with 50,000 metric tons of ultra-pure water.11.01.15Science Highlight

A Nobel for Neutrinos: Super-Kamiokande

Discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass, garners the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read More »

Dr. Aranh Pen (back row) and students Shaun Loveless, Scott Essenmacher, Eric Greve, and Tara Mastren (right to left) are part of the team that is testing a new method to harvest long-lived radioisotopes from the remotely operated aqueous target device (background) at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab.11.01.15Science Highlight

Reaping Radioisotopes

Researchers harvest long-lived isotopes that are difficult or impossible to acquire otherwise. Read More »

A simple chemical analogue to a biological cell responds to a perceived threats.11.01.15Science Highlight

Spontaneous Pressure Regulation within Artificial Cells

Simple human-made cellular analogues both sense and regulate in response to externally created stress. Read More »

11.01.15Science Highlight

One Photon or Two?

First mixed matter/anti-matter probe aims to solve decade-old proton puzzle. Read More »

A stripe-shaped magnetic region (domain), shown in blue (top left) in an ultrathin film device (orange structure). The narrowing region of the device causes the current distribution to change (two of the three red arrows change direction), leading to the breakdown of the magnetic domain into circular disk-shaped bubbles, called skyrmions (bottom left) Magnetic skyrmion bubbles (bottom right) were experimentally observed using magnetic imaging.11.01.15Science Highlight

Creating Novel Magnetic Islands for Spintronics

Generating and moving small, stable magnetic islands at room temperature could be the ticket to more energy-efficient electronics. Read More »

The ion accelerator at the Laboratory for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics produces the highest intensity proton beam current in the world for measuring nuclear fusion reactions that take place in stars.11.01.15Science Highlight

Probing Nuclear Reactions in Stars

Novel experiments measure unusual thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen with a rare oxygen isotope. Read More »

Schematic drawing shows an electron (gold sphere) moving in the direction of the green arrow on the surface of a topological crystalline insulator. In this material, the electron’s quantum-mechanical spin (up) (blue arrow) is coupled with the direction of its motion in such a way that reversing its direction of motion would reverse the direction of the spin (down).11.01.15Science Highlight

You Can Have Your Conductor and Insulator, Too

Scientists synthesized a theoretically-predicted material with unusual current-carrying properties that could open the door for next-generation electronics. Read More »

(Left) Silicon wires with match heads and (right) light absorption profile of a single match-head wire at 587 nm absorption.11.01.15Science Highlight

Match-Heads Boost Photovoltaic Efficiency

Tiny “match-head” wires act as built-in light concentrators, enhancing solar cell efficiency. Read More »

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