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Symbiotic fungi called ectomycorrhizae colonize the roots of bishop pine.12.01.14Science Highlights

Uncovering Role of Symbiotic Fungi in Soil Carbon Storage

Mycorrhizae inhabiting plant roots have major impact on carbon release rates. Read More »

Duckweed is a relatively simple plant with fronds (A and B, right) that float on the surface of water and roots that extend into the water.12.01.14Science Highlights

Biofuels from a Floating Water Weed

Duckweed sequencing reveals insights into genes for lignin, cellulose, and starch production. Read More »

University of Tennessee Knoxville 11.26.14University Research

Discovery by UT Engineers Makes Invisibility Tantalizingly CloseExternal link

Breakthrough in research could lead to a better coupling of light and magnetism, which in turn could yield improvements in data storage, sensing, imaging, and optical communication. Read More »

Michigan University 11.26.14University Research

Heat-conducting Plastic Developed at U-MichiganExternal link

The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts. Read More »

11.25.14FROM THE LABS

On the Right Track for Tropical CloudsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory find the cause of moisture buildup that initiates and propels the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Read More »

11.25.14PRESS RELEASE

President Obama Presents Mildred Dresselhaus with the Presidential Medal of FreedomExternal link

Dr. Dresselhaus, a professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at MIT and former Director of DOE’s Office of Science who has earned numerous other accolades, including the Enrico Fermi Award, was honored as, “One of the most prominent physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers of her generation." Read More »

University of Nebraska-Lincoln 11.25.14University Research

Researchers Engineer Improvements of Technology Used in Digital MemoryExternal link

A team led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has employed a Nobel Prize-winning material and common household chemical to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity RAM. Read More »

11.24.14FROM THE LABS

Robotics Meet X-ray Lasers in Cutting-edge Biology StudiesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering studies of proteins important to biology and drug discovery. Read More »

Johns Hopkins University 11.24.14University Research

Carbon Deep Beneath Earth's Surface Offers Clues to History of LifeExternal link

Johns Hopkins University led team also developed new theory about how diamonds form. Read More »

The silvered dome of the Blanco 4-meter telescope which will hold the DECam at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. 11.24.14FROM THE LABS

Berkeley Lab Algorithms Help Researchers Understand Dark EnergyExternal link

Code allows researchers to quickly and accurately discover exploding stars, which should provide more insight into dark energy. Read More »

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