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Delaware University 03.17.16University Research

Engineering a Better Heat PumpExternal link

With help from the University of Delaware, Xergy Inc., a high-tech startup in Seaford, Delaware, recently announced an innovative refrigeration system based on an electrochemical compressor to replace the conventional mechanical vapor compression systems found in typical heat pump units. Read More »

Cloudy days can hamper solar panels' ability to produce electricity, but scientists around the country are working on ways to overcome this problem by making the panels more efficient. 03.17.16Article

5 Ways to Get Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Scientists are discovering new ways for solar panels to work on overcast days. Read More »

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 03.17.16University Research

Illinois Scientists Dig Deeper to Build a Better Permafrost ModelExternal link

Scientists from the University of Illinois report they have found a way to improve predictions of permafrost area and stability in the northern high latitudes. Read More »

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New Microwave Imaging Approach Opens a Nanoscale View on Processes in LiquidsExternal link

U.S. government nanotechnology researchers have demonstrated a new window to view what are now mostly clandestine operations occurring in soggy, inhospitable realms of the nanoworld—technologically and medically important processes that occur at boundaries between liquids and solids, such as in batteries or along cell membranes. Read More »

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Advanced Energy Storage Material Gets Unprecedented Nanoscale AnalysisExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined advanced in-situ microscopy and theoretical calculations to uncover important clues to the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material for supercapacitors and batteries. Read More »

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Compressing Turbulence to Improve Inertial Confinement Fusion ExperimentsExternal link

Findings by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences indicate that fluid turbulence could have a surprisingly positive impact on inertial confinement fusion experiments. Read More »

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Microbes May Not Be So Adaptable to Climate ChangeExternal link

Microbes in soil — organisms that exert enormous influence over our planet's carbon cycle — may not be as adaptable to climate change as most scientists have presumed, according to a study done at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read More »

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Brookhaven Lab Facilities Team Up to Offer Beamline for Cutting-Edge ScienceExternal link

The Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy (CSX-2) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II, which hosted its first users in February, was built in partnership with the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Read More »

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New ORNL Method Could Unleash Solar Power PotentialExternal link

Measurement and data analysis techniques developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could provide new insight into performance-robbing flaws in crystalline structures, ultimately improving the performance of solar cells. Read More »

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New Fuel Cell Design Powered by Graphene-Wrapped NanocrystalsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new materials recipe for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell—which surrounds hydrogen-absorbing magnesium nanocrystals with atomically thin graphene sheets—to push its performance forward in key areas. Read More »

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