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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 01.09.15University Research

3D 'Pop-up' Silicon Structures: New Process Transforms Planar Materials into 3D MicroarchitecturesExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describe a unique process for geometrically transforming two dimensional (2D) micro/nanostructures into extended 3D layouts by exploiting mechanics principles similar to those found in children’s ‘pop-up’ books. Read More »

Stony Brook University 01.09.15University Research

Mapping of Silver Matrix Formation in Batteries Will Enhance EfficiencyExternal link

Scientists at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are using pioneering x-ray techniques to map internal atomic transformations of the highly conductive silver matrix formation within lithium-based batteries that may lead to the design of more efficient batteries. Read More »

The TV on the right using Nanosys’ quantum dot technology shows a 50% wider range of colors than the standard white LED set on the left. 01.09.15FROM THE LABS

From the Lab to Your Digital Device, Quantum Dots Have Made Quantum LeapsExternal link

Berkeley Lab’s nanotechnology enlivens Nanosys’ displays, enhancing the color and saving energy. Read More »

Cornell University 01.08.15University Research

High-temperature Superconductor 'Fingerprint' FoundExternal link

Theorists and experimentalists working together at Cornell may have found the answer to a major challenge in condensed matter physics: identifying the smoking gun of why “unconventional” superconductivity occurs. Read More »

01.08.15USER FACILITIES

Simulations Aimed at Safer Transport of ExplosivesExternal link

Researchers from the University of Utah are using supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to understanding better exactly how accidents involving transportation of explosives occur and can be an important step to learning how better to prevent them. Read More »

Ohio State University 01.08.15University Research

“Assassin” Targets Supernovae in Our Neighborhood of the UniverseExternal link

While many astronomical collaborations use powerful telescopes to target individual objects in the distant universe, a new project at The Ohio State University is doing something radically different: using small telescopes to study a growing portion of the nearby universe all at once. Read More »

University California Davis 01.07.15University Research

Unraveling Root Growth Control NetworkExternal link

Researchers at UC Davis and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have for the first time described part of the network of genetic controls that allows a plant to grow. Read More »

01.07.15USER FACILITIES

“Seeing” Hydrogen Atoms to Unveil Enzyme CatalysisExternal link

A multi-institutional research team led by Chris Dealwis from Case Western Reserve University has used the new IMAGINE instrument at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to map an enzyme that could play an important role in anti-cancer drug development. Read More »

2015 NSB Logo 01.07.15PRESS RELEASE

Students Nationwide to Compete in 25th Department of Energy National Science Bowl®.pdf file (18KB)

Engineer whose pioneering work contributed to visual effects used in The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean movies to speak at National Finals in Washington, D.C.

01.07.15FROM THE LABS

Discovering a Key to How Stars Transmit EnergyExternal link

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the first time in history, iron’s role in inhibiting energy transmission from the center of the sun to near the edge of its radiative band — the section of the solar interior between the sun’s core and outer convection zone. Read More »

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