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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 »

10.10.14FROM THE LABS

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 »

10.08.14FROM THE LABS

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 »

10.08.14FROM THE LABS

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 »

Brookhaven researchers Jilian Fan, John Shanklin, and Changcheng Xu have developed a method for getting experimental plants to accumulate more leaf oil. 10.08.14FROM THE LABS

Researchers Pump Up Oil Accumulation in Plant LeavesExternal link

A series of detailed genetic studies points scientists to a new way to dramatically increase the accumulation of oil in plant leaves, an abundant source of biomass for fuel production. Read More »

MIT University 10.07.14University Research

Unconventional Photoconduction in an Atomically Thin SemiconductorExternal link

Researchers at MIT find new mechanism of photoconduction could lead to next-generation excitonic devices. Read More »

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