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01.14.16User Facility

Supernova Twins: Making Standard Candles More Standard Than EverExternal link

New computational approach run on NERSC’s Edison supercomputer measures cosmological distances with far greater accuracy. Read More »

01.14.16From the Labs

BESC Study Seeks Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. Read More »

Delaware University 01.14.16University Research

Fuel Cell BreakthroughExternal link

Researchers at the University of Delaware recently reported a breakthrough that promises to bring down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing expensive platinum catalysts with cheaper ones made from metals like nickel. Read More »

01.13.16From the Labs

The Down and Dirty About North American SnowpackExternal link

PNNL research used measurements from a large-area survey of observed soot in snow to understand the simulated amount and sources in snowpack, revealing that even underrepresented in snowpack simulations, soot delivers a significant heating effect on North American snowpack. Read More »

01.13.16From the Labs

Annihilating Nanoscale DefectsExternal link

Using the supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, University of Chicago and Argonne researchers have found a way miniaturize microchip components using a technique producing zero defects. Read More »

MIT University 01.12.16University Research

A comeback for incandescent bulbs?External link

Incandescent bulbs have always suffered from one major problem: More than 95 percent of the energy that goes into them is wasted, most of it as heat. Now, researchers at MIT and Purdue University may have found a way to make them just as efficient as some LED bulbs. Read More »

University of Texas Arlington 01.12.16University Research

UTA Hosts 150 Leading International Physicists Working to Explain the Origins of the UniverseExternal link

Some 150 leading international physicists will convene at The University of Texas at Arlington Jan.12-15, 2016, to collaborate on the game-changing particle physics experiment known as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE. Read More »

Stanford University 01.11.16University Research

New Stanford Battery Shuts Down at High Temperatures and Restarts When it CoolsExternal link

The new technology could prevent the kind of fires that have prompted recalls and bans on a wide range of battery-powered devices, from recliners and computers to navigation systems and hoverboards. Read More »

Penn State University 01.11.16University Research

Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Quasar That Just DisappearedExternal link

Researchers at Penn State, working with the international Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) team, found - by comparing spectrums taken in 2003 and again in 2015 - that a quasar produced by a supermassive black hole has disappeared. Read More »

01.11.16From the Labs

Unique Two-Level Cathode Structure Improves Battery PerformanceExternal link

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are improving cathode materials with a new method, leading to higher-capacity, faster-charging batteries for electronics, vehicles, and energy-storage applications. Read More »

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