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Princeton University 09.09.15University Research

Summer Interns Get Research Experience at PPPLExternal link

Twenty-five undergraduates from colleges across the country spent this summer at the laboratory as interns, working on projects ranging from figuring out how to remotely steer a set of mirrors that will be built into the upcoming ITER fusion machine to studying how nanoparticles grow inside plasmas. Read MoreExternal linkage

New Hampshire University 09.08.15University Research

Crop Rotation Boosts Soil Microbes, Benefits Plant GrowthExternal link

In the first study of its kind, new research from the University of New Hampshire shows that crop rotations, in isolation from other management factors, can increase the functions performed by soil microbial communities that benefit plant growth. Read MoreExternal linkage

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 09.08.15University Research

Physics Professor Shawn-Yu Lin Breaks New Ground in Thermal Radiation Revolutionary Discovery Could Advance Solar Energy ConversionExternal link

Nano-photonics expert and physics professor Shawn-Yu Lin has discovered a new type of thermal radiation—in between the two extremes of blackbody radiation and laser light—that could contribute to a cheaper, easier solution for converting sunlight to electricity. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.08.15From the Labs

Fortifying Computer Chips for Space TravelExternal link

Berkeley Lab's particle accelerator blasts microprocessors with high-energy beams to toughen them up. Read MoreExternal linkage

Chicago University 09.04.15University Research

Microscopic Animals Inspire Innovative Glass ResearchExternal link

Inspired by water bears, researchers at the University of Chicago have created glasses where there is some well-defined organization, as well as the origin of that organization. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.04.15From the Labs

Nailing Down the Jet StreamExternal link

A team of scientists led by PNNL has developed a mathematical framework that provides guidance to how global climate models can more accurately simulate the behavior of the all-important jet stream. Read MoreExternal linkage

University California Berkeley 09.04.15University Research

CT Scan of Earth Links Deep Mantle Plumes with Volcanic HotspotsExternal link

University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Kansas 09.04.15University Research

‘Littlest’ Quark-Gluon Plasma Revealed by Physicists Using Large Hadron ColliderExternal link

Researchers at the University of Kansas working with an international team at the Large Hadron Collider have produced quark-gluon plasma — a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the universe — with fewer particles than previously thought possible. Read MoreExternal linkage

Carnegie Institution for Science 09.03.15University Research

A Distant Planet’s Interior Chemistry May Differ From Our OwnExternal link

New work from a team including three Carnegie scientists demonstrates that different magnesium compounds could be abundant inside other planets as compared to Earth. Read MoreExternal linkage

University of Maryland 09.03.15University Research

First Global Antineutrino Emission Map Highlights Earth’s Energy BudgetExternal link

Map created by a team of researchers including those at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the University of Maryland and the University of Hawaii, should be useful in providing a picture of the Earth’s radioactivity and revealing processes within the lower crust and mantle. Read MoreExternal linkage

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