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Graphene's hexagonal structure makes it an excellent lubricant. 10.14.14FROM THE LABS

Slippery When Dry: Graphene Proves a Long-lasting LubricantExternal link

Argonne National Laboratory has identified the properties of a newer, exceptionally wear-resistant substance that works in a broader range of environments. Read More »


Cloud Catching Requires Persuasive ParametersExternal link

A new study led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory looked for which "tunable" variables were most influential in depicting various cloud types in a global atmospheric model. Read More »

Purdue University 10.10.14University Research

Electrically Conductive Plastics Promising for Batteries, Solar CellsExternal link

An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called "radical polymers” may bring low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries, and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft. Read More »

University of Utah 10.10.14University Research

Researchers Look Inside to Reveal Workings of Powerful Biochemical SwitchExternal link

A University of Utah-led study using X-rays and neutron beams has revealed the inner workings of a master switch that regulates basic cellular functions, but that also, when mutated, contributes to cancer, cardiovascular disease and other deadly disorders. Read More »

MIT University 10.10.14University Research

Nanoparticles Get a Magnetic HandleExternal link

New method at MIT produces particles that can glow with color-coded light and be manipulated with magnets. Read More »


Structure of Hepatitis C Virus Envelope Protein an Early Step Toward Vaccine, TherapiesExternal link

A new study performed in part at the National Synchrotron Light Source by scientists from Rutgers University and the Emory University School of Medicine provide unprecedented insights into HCV entry and will play a role in developing an HCV vaccine and new drugs to treat the disease. Read More »

Princeton University 10.09.14University Research

Unstoppable MagnetoresistanceExternal link

Researchers at Princeton University discover a material with “colossal magnetoresistance” which could point to new developments in the storage of electronic information. Read More »

Washington University 10.08.14University Research

UW Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than CoalExternal link

University of Washington engineers have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that, when scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant, would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output. Read More »


Isolated Atoms Quickly Tackle Carbon Monoxide, Potentially Reducing Lean-burn Engine EmissionsExternal link

A team of scientists, including two at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, discovered that isolated palladium atoms could reduce emissions in the first 30 seconds after you start the car. Read More »


Designing Future CitiesExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are developing tools that merge urban design with scientific analysis to improve the decision-making process associated with large-scale urban developments. Read More »

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