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01.28.16User Facility

NSLS Research Leads to New Discoveries About Structure of Human HairExternal link

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) resolved the molecular structure of each of the three known regions of human hair—the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla—and discovered a new region between the cortex and the cuticle. Read MoreExternal linkage

Carnegie Mellon University 01.27.16University Research

In Galaxy Clustering, Mass May Not Be the Only Thing That MattersExternal link

An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Rachel Mandelbaum, has shown that the relationship between galaxy clusters and their surrounding dark matter halo is more complex than previously thought. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.27.16From the Labs

Hydrogen Uptake Causes Molecular “Avalanches” in PalladiumExternal link

Unlike any other element, palladium, a precious metal closely related to platinum, takes up hydrogen at room temperature and pressure. In a recent study, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have gained new insight into how this uptake of hydrogen occurs, realized how it impacts the atomic structure of the palladium, and identified key properties of how this form of hydrogen storage could work in the future. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.27.16From the Labs

Polar Vortices Observed in FerroelectricExternal link

A team of scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have recorded the first ever observations of rotating topologies of electrical polarization that are similar to the discrete swirls of magnetism known as “skyrmions.” Read MoreExternal linkage

01.27.16User Facility

Uncovering Hidden Microbial Lineages from Hot SpringsExternal link

A team led by researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, utilized the largest collection of metagenomic datasets to uncover a completely novel bacterial phylum that they have dubbed “Kryptonia.” Read MoreExternal linkage

MIT University 01.26.16University Research

New Finding May Explain Heat Loss in Fusion ReactorsExternal link

Researchers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, working with the University of California - San Diego, General Atomics, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, say that they have found the key to the mismatch between theory and experimental results – the interactions between turbulence at the tiniest scale, that of electrons, and turbulence at a scale 60 times larger, that of ions. Read MoreExternal linkage

Penn State University 01.26.16University Research

Storms and Ozone May Play a Pivotal Role in Rainforest Cloud CreationExternal link

Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State. Read MoreExternal linkage

Virginia Tech University 01.26.16University Research

Beetle-Inspired Engineering Could Lessen Energy Costs Associated With Controlling FrostExternal link

In a discovery that may lead to ways to prevent frost on airplane parts, condenser coils, and even windshields, a team of researchers led by Virginia Tech has used chemical micropatterns to control the growth of frost caused by condensation. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.25.16User Facility

Bringing New Light to a Transformative ProteinExternal link

By understanding the underlying physics of the fluorescent behavior of GFP, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and colleagues at Louisiana State University will be able to further exploit it as an essential tool for unraveling molecular-level details of processes in molecular biology and genetics. Read MoreExternal linkage

01.22.16User Facility

Mira Supercomputer Simulations Give a New “Edge” to Fusion ResearchExternal link

Using Mira, physicists from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory uncovered a new understanding about electron behavior in edge plasma. Based on this discovery, improvements were made to a well-known analytical formula that could enhance predictions of and, ultimately, increase fusion power efficiency. Read MoreExternal linkage

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