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A 3D illustration of a metasurface skin cloak made from an ultrathin layer of nanoantennas (gold blocks) covering an arbitrarily shaped object. Light reflects off the cloak (red arrows) as if it were reflecting off a flat mirror. 09.17.15From the Labs

Making 3D Objects DisappearExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers create ultrathin invisibility cloak. Read MoreExternal linkage

Michigan Tech University 09.17.15University Research

New Catalyst Yields More Accurate PSA TestExternal link

A chemist at Michigan Technological University and a team of researchers from Louisiana State University and the University of Texas at Dallas, have developed a new catalyst that could make lab tests like the PSA much more sensitive. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.17.15From the Labs

First Users Usher in Science at the National Synchrotron Light Source IIExternal link

The first scientific and industrial researchers ran their experiments this summer, and the fall scientific slate is filling up at the new synchrotron. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.17.15User Facility

Costly CrumblingExternal link

Scientists are using the Mira supercomputer at Argonne to simulate how silica bonds break, which may lead to the development of both safer and more environmentally-friendly mining techniques, and tough new configurations for dental implants, electronics and construction equipment. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.16.15User Facility

Good Is Not Enough: Improving Measurements of Atmospheric ParticlesExternal link

A research team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed an approach that links the scattering coefficient, a measure of how much tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere scatter sunlight, with other particle properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

MIT University 09.16.15University Research

Inexpensive New Catalysts Can Be Fine-TunedExternal link

Researchers at MIT and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new type of catalyst that can be tuned to promote desired chemical reactions, potentially enabling the replacement of expensive and rare metals in fuel cells. Read MoreExternal linkage

Missouri University of Science and Technology 09.16.15University Research

New Way to Store Solar Energy Could Lead to More Common Solar Cell UsageExternal link

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a relatively inexpensive and simple way to split water into hydrogen and oxygen through a new electrodeposition method. Read MoreExternal linkage

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 09.16.15University Research

Application of New Spectroscopy Method To Capture Reactions in PhotosynthesisExternal link

A new spectroscopy method is bringing researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) closer to understanding – and artificially replicating – the solar water-splitting reaction at the heart of photosynthetic energy production. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Nevada, Reno 09.15.15University Research

Studying Climate Change, Everything from Soil to the Carbon SinkExternal link

University of Nevada, Reno environmental engineer Yu (Frank) Yang is leading a major study on the carbon cycles in soil with a highly competitive $650,000 grant funded by the Department of Energy. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.15.15User Facility

Scientists Use Lasers to Simulate Shock Effects of Meteorite Impact on SilicaExternal link

Scientists used high-power laser beams at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to simulate the shock effects of a meteorite impact in silica, one of the most abundant materials in the Earth’s crust. Read MoreExternal linkage

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