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Members of 48 middle school teams from across the country pose for a group photo during the 2014 National Science Bowl competition, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Washington, DC. 04.28.16Announcement

The 2016 National Science Bowl® Finals Have Begun

This weekend, 69 high school teams and 47 middle school teams will be competing in the Finals of the 2016 National Science Bowl®. Keep checking back for updates and results of your favorite teams. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 04.28.16University Research

UWM Researchers Create a Better Way to Find Out ‘When’External link

A new mathematical tool, devised and tested by an international team led by two researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, reduces timing uncertainties during changing events, improving accuracy by a factor of up to 300, with numerous applications. Read More »

Stanford University 04.27.16University Research

A One-Stop Shop for Producing and Crystallizing BiomoleculesExternal link

The Macromolecular Structure Knowledge Center can help researchers who lack equipment for testing hundreds of different crystallization conditions or expertise in working with challenging molecules. Read More »

This computerized rendering shows the layout of the HiRES ultrafast electron diffraction beamline, which is located in the domed Advanced Light Source building at Berkeley Lab. At left (on blue base) is APEX, the electron source for HiRES. 04.27.16User Facility

Seeing Atoms and Molecules in Action with an Electron ‘Eye’External link

Berkeley Lab's HiRES to provide new views of material changes, chemical reactions. Read More »

Kay Aull, 2003 National Science Bowl® Champion. 04.26.16Profile

Champions in Science Whose Stars are Still Rising: Profile of Kay Aull

For the run-up to the 2016 National Science Bowl® Finals April 28th to May 2nd, this is the third in a series on previous NSB competitors. Read More »

Colorado State University 04.26.16University Research

The Light Stuff: A Brand-New Way to Produce Electron Spin CurrentsExternal link

Scientists led by Mingzhong Wu, professor of physics in CSU’s College of Natural Sciences, are the first to demonstrate using non-polarized light to produce what’s called a spin voltage – a unit of power produced from the quantum spinning of an individual electron. Read More »

04.25.16User Facility

ORNL Researchers Discover New State of Water MoleculeExternal link

The discovery, made possible with experiments at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom, demonstrates features of water under ultra confinement in rocks, soil and cell walls, which scientists predict will be of interest across many disciplines. Read More »

04.25.16From the Labs

Giving Back to National Science BowlExternal link

In the 1990s, Dean Jens and Doug Fuller were high school students playing on teams from Ankeny High School that were competing to secure coveted spots in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl (NSB) ® competition. Today, they’re professionals, fathers, and devoted alumni whose annual volunteer commitment to the NSB allows them to give back to a competition that helped shape their lives. Read More »

University of Colorado Boulder 04.22.16University Research

Study Involving CU-Boulder Shows Fertilizer Can Be Made From SunlightExternal link

A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden and involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Utah State University has developed a new, eco-friendly method to produce ammonia, the main ingredient of fertilizer, using light. Read More »

04.22.16From the Labs

Cleaning Up Hybrid Battery Electrodes Improves Capacity and LifespanExternal link

PNNL chemists discovered they could make superior hybrid battery materials with a technology — called ion soft-landing — that intricately controls the raw components with a membrane that separates the ions, setting down only the negative ions on the electrode surfaces. Read More »

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