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Purdue University 11.14.14University Research

New Versatile Process Efficiently Converts Biomass to Liquid FuelExternal link

Researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants. Read More »

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) new supercomputer, Sierra. 11.14.14PRESS RELEASE

Department of Energy Awards $425 Million in Next Generation Supercomputing Technologies.pdf file (57KB)

CORAL and FastFoward 2’s supercomputing investments will help ensure U.S. scientific, economic and national security for future generations.

In this illustration, a single layer of superconducting iron selenide (balls and sticks) has been placed stop another material known as STO for its main ingredients strontium, titanium and oxygen. 11.13.14FROM THE LABS

Study at SLAC Explains Atomic Action in High-Temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

Results are first to suggest how to engineer even warmer superconductors with atom-by-atom control. Read More »

11.13.14FROM THE LABS

Latest Supercomputers Enable High-Resolution Climate Models, Truer Simulation of Extreme WeatherExternal link

Berkeley Lab researcher says climate science is entering a new golden age. Read More »

North Carolina State University 11.13.14University Research

New Materials Yield Record Efficiency Polymer Solar CellsExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply. Read More »

Drexel University 11.13.14University Research

Drexel Engineers Improve Strength, Flexibility of Atom-Thick FilmsExternal link

Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but strong enough to support many times its own weight. Read More »

11.12.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

Investigating the Earth’s Inner WorkingsExternal link

A team is using Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Titan supercomputer to reveal the Earth’s inner workings via adjoint tomography simulations, or monitoring the interaction of a forward wavefield, in which the waves travel from the source to the receivers, and an “adjoint” wavefield in which the waves travel inversely from the receivers to the source. Read More »

11.12.14FROM THE LABS

Energy Department Awards New Contract to Manage and Operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.pdf file (56KB)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new five-year, $3.2 billion contract to Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory.

University of Maryland 11.10.14University Research

A Billion Holes Can Make a BatteryExternal link

Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components. Read More »

11.10.14SCIENCE HEADLINES

ORNL Materials Researchers Get First Look at Atom-thin BoundariesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made the first direct observations of a one-dimensional boundary separating two different, atom-thin materials, enabling studies of long-theorized phenomena at these interfaces.
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