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University of North Carolina 07.21.15University Research

Plant Defense Hormones Help Sculpt Root MicrobiomeExternal link

According to new research from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the defense hormone salicylic acid helps select which bacteria live both inside and on the surface of a plant’s roots, keeping some families out and actively recruiting others. Read More »


New Technique to Synthesize Nanostructured NanowiresExternal link

A new approach to self-assemble and tailor complex structures at the nanoscale, developed by an international collaboration led by the University of Cambridge and IBM, using the facilities at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, opens opportunities to tailor properties and functionalities of materials for a wide range of semiconductor device applications. Read More »


Scientists Hijack Light-Loving Bacteria to Make High-Value ProductsExternal link

Scientists at PNNL and the Colorado School of Mines have directed a common bacterium to produce more of a valuable fatty acid, lauric acid, than it typically does. Read More »


Perovskite Solar Technology Shows Quick Energy ReturnsExternal link

A joint study by Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University found that perovskite-based solar technology has the quickest energy payback time of all current solar technologies. Read More »

The Southern Ocean's clouds can cool the Earth by reflecting sunlight that would otherwise be absorbed by the darker ocean below. 07.20.15FROM THE LABS

How Clouds Get Their BrightnessExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest and Los Alamos national laboratories, along with colleagues at the University of Leeds and the University of Washington, show that marine life cultivates half of the summer cloud droplets over the Southern Ocean. Read More »

University California San Diego 07.20.15University Research

Trapped Light Orbits Within an Intriguing MaterialExternal link

Light becomes trapped as it orbits within tiny granules of a crystalline material that has increasingly intrigued physicists, a team led by University of California, San Diego, physics professor Michael Fogler has found. Read More »

Princeton University 07.17.15University Research

After 85-Year Search, Massless Particle with Promise for Next-Generation Electronics DiscoveredExternal link

An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered an elusive massless particle theorized 85 years ago that could give rise to faster and more efficient electronics because of its unusual ability to behave as matter and antimatter inside a crystal, according to new research. Read More »

University of Colorado Boulder 07.17.15University Research

Device Delivers Drugs to Brain Via Remote ControlExternal link

A team of researchers has developed a wireless device the width of a human hair that can be implanted in the brain and activated by remote control to deliver drugs. Read More »

MIT University 07.17.15University Research

Solving Mysteries of Conductivity in PolymersExternal link

Researchers at MIT and Brookhaven National Laboratory discover materials seen as promising for optoelectronics and thermoelectric devices finally yield their secrets. Read More »

SINGLE uses in situ TEM imaging of platinum nanocrystals freely rotating in a graphene liquid cell to determine the 3D structures of individual colloidal nanoparticles. 07.17.15FROM THE LABS

A Most Singular Nano-Imaging TechniqueExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s SINGLE provides images of individual nanoparticles in solution. Read More »

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