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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

University of Wisconsin-Madison 09.15.15University Research

Discovery of a Highly Efficient Catalyst Eases Way to Hydrogen EconomyExternal link

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are splitting water into hydrogen fuel with a sunlight powered catalyst composed of common and less costly elements such as phosphorus, sulfur, and cobalt. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Maryland 09.14.15University Research

Mesoscale Science Research Highlighted on Materials Journal CoverExternal link

The work at Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage – an Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of Maryland – has been featured in the journal, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science. Read MoreExternal linkage

MIT University 09.14.15University Research

How to Spawn an “Exceptional Ring”External link

MIT researchers create exotic states that could lead to new kinds of sensors and optical devices. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.15User Facility

Nocturnal Storm Chasers Collect “Fantastic” Data Set to Improve ForecastsExternal link

Through this past summer’s PECAN (Plains Elevated Convection at Night) campaign, a large collaboration of scientists spent their nights gathering data about unpredictable storms on the Great Plains, hoping to improve weather forecasts, keep people safer and allow everyone to get a better night’s sleep. Read MoreExternal linkage

New Mexico State University 09.14.15University Research

NMSU Physics Department Granted $465,000 for Nuclear and Particle Physics ResearchExternal link

A project within the New Mexico State University Department of Physics has been awarded $465,000, bringing its total funding to more than $10,000,000 and allowing the department to remain at the forefront of experimental nuclear and particle physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.14.15From the Labs

Team Announces Breakthrough Observation of Mott Transition in a SuperconductorExternal link

An international team of researchers, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, announced today in Science the observation of a dynamic Mott transition in a superconductor. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.11.15From the Labs

Extreme Pressure Causes Osmium to Change State of MatterExternal link

Using metallic osmium (Os) in experimentation, an international group of researchers have demonstrated that ultra-high pressures cause core electrons to interplay, which results in experimentally observed anomalies in the compression behavior of the material. Read MoreExternal linkage

Bird's-eye view of the underground Daya Bay Far Hall during installation. 09.11.15From the Labs

Best Precision Yet for Neutrino Measurements at Daya BayExternal link

By tracking the transformation of neutrinos, scientists hope to answer fundamental physics questions. Read MoreExternal linkage

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