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Penn State University 12.24.14University Research

"Mind the Gap" Between Atomically Thin MaterialsExternal link

For the first time, the Penn State researchers grew a single atomic layer of tungsten diselenide on a one- atom-thick substrate of graphene with pristine interfaces between the two layers. Read More »

University Center for Atmospheric Research 12.23.14University Research

Coral Reveals Long-term Link Between Pacific Winds, Global ClimateExternal link

New research led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Arizona (UA) indicates that shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in twentieth century climate variation, a sign that they may again be influencing global temperatures. Read More »

MIT University 12.23.14University Research

Trapping Light with a TwisterExternal link

New understanding of how to halt photons could lead to miniature particle accelerators, improved data transmission. Read More »


Breakthrough in Predictions of Pressure-dependent Combustion Chemical ReactionsExternal link

Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates. Read More »

Oregon University 12.22.14University Research

Oregon Researchers Glimpse Pathway of Sunlight to ElectricityExternal link

Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots. Read More »

Research on blight resistance could one day return American chestnuts to holiday firesides. 12.22.14FROM THE LABS

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open FireExternal link

Oak Ridge National Lab work with scientists funded by The American Chestnut Foundation confirms increased blight-resistance of former forest giant. Read More »

Arkansas University 12.22.14University Research

Physicists Advance Understanding of Transition Metal Oxides Used in ElectronicsExternal link

An international team of scientists, led by physicists at the University of Arkansas, has characterized the electronic and magnetic structure in artificially synthesized materials called transition metal oxides. Read More »

Rice University 12.22.14University Research

Rice Study Fuels Hope for Natural Gas CarsExternal link

Rice University scientists identify metal organic framework candidates for methane storage. Read More »


Ultrafast Imaging of Complex Systems in 3-D at Near Atomic Resolution Becoming Increasingly PossibleExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory developed an extended Monte Carlo computational scheme that for the first time includes bound-bound resonant excitations that dramatically enhance ionization rates and can lead to an unexpectedly high degree of electron stripping Read More »


First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

SLAC study shows “pseudogap” phase hoards electrons that might otherwise conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency. Read More »

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