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Princeton University 09.26.14University Research

Longstanding Bottleneck in Crystal Structure Prediction SolvedExternal link

Researchers at Princeton University have discovered a way to compute the lattice energy of a structure with sufficient resolution to distinguish the actual arrangement of the atoms and reveal the structure among several similar and competing forms. Read More »


New Imaging Capability Reveals Possible Key to Extending Battery Lifetime and CapacityExternal link

A novel X-ray technique used at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has revealed surprising dynamics in the nanomechanics of operating batteries and suggests a way to mitigate battery failures by minimizing the generation of elastic energy. Read More »

Scientists used a technique to shave time off computationally expensive global climate simulations, taking advantage of the most powerful super computers. 09.26.14FROM THE LABS

More Haste, Less WasteExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a more efficient way to crunch climate numbers. Read More »

Vermont University 09.25.14University Research

Angles and AthletesExternal link

University of Vermont researchers look at the relationship between joint geometry and the risk of knee injury. Read More »

Penn State University 09.25.14University Research

2-D Materials' Crystalline Defects Key to New PropertiesExternal link

Understanding how atoms "glide" and "climb" on the surface of 2D crystals like tungsten disulphide may pave the way for researchers to develop materials with unusual or unique characteristics. Read More »


Growth of an Ultra-thin Layered Structure Offers SurprisesExternal link

Researchers from the University of Vermont recently investigated an example of “heteroepitaxial” growth, in which one material is grown on the surface of a second material that has a similar crystal structure as the first. Read More »

University California Riverside 09.24.14University Research

Finding Answers to Basic Questions About the UniverseExternal link

UC Riverside graduate students make significant contributions to particle physics research at CERN. Read More »

MIT University 09.24.14University Research

Magnetic Fields Make the Excitons Go ’RoundExternal link

MIT theorists find a new way to improve efficiency of solar cells by overcoming exciton “traps.” Read More »


Los Alamos Researchers Uncover New Properties in Nanocomposite Oxide Ceramics for Reactor Fuel, Fast-ion ConductorsExternal link

In a nanocomposite, the size of each of these grains is on the order of nanometers, roughly 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Read More »


Ames Laboratory 3D Printing Technology Research Taking ShapeExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory see amazing potential in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and are focusing research toward further advances in the technology. Read More »

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