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University California Irvine 08.16.16University Research

UCI Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Fifth Force of NatureExternal link

A new theory proposed by theoretical physicists at the University of California, Irvine indicates the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle as evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature and a key to understanding dark matter in the universe. Read More »

One of the genomes sequenced for this study was of the yeast Scheffersomyces stipitis. 08.16.16User Facility

Expanding the Stable of Workhorse YeastsExternal link

New genome sequences target next generation of yeasts with improved biotech uses. Read More »

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Big PanDA Tackles Big Data for Physics and Other Future Extreme Scale Scientific ApplicationsExternal link

Physicists tap into pockets of available time on a supercomputer to crunch data for the world's most powerful particle collider, demonstrating a new tool for making efficient use of limited, expensive computational resources. Read More »

Diagram which shows light falling on the walls triggers formation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and other “reactive oxygen species” that kill bacteria. 08.15.16From the Labs

SLAC, Stanford Gadget Grabs More Solar Energy to Disinfect Water FasterExternal link

Plopped into water, a tiny device triggers the formation of chemicals that kill microbes in minutes. Read More »

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Simulations By PPPL Physicists Suggest That External Magnetic Fields Can Calm Plasma InstabilitiesExternal link

Physicists led by Gerrit Kramer at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have conducted simulations that suggest that applying magnetic fields to fusion plasmas can control instabilities known as Alfvén waves that can reduce the efficiency of fusion reactions. Read More »

MIT University 08.12.16University Research

MIT Develops Self-Shading WindowsExternal link

A team of researchers at MIT has developed a new way of making windows that can switch from transparent to opaque, potentially saving energy by blocking sunlight on hot days and thus reducing air-conditioning costs. Read More »

MIT University 08.12.16University Research

Research by MIT Undergrad Helps Crack Chemical MysteryExternal link

Researchers at MIT and Penn State University have discovered the sulfur atom needed to produce lipoic acid – an important cofactor – is cannibalized from an iron-sulfur cluster already contained within the LipA enzyme. Read More »

The chemical phase within the battery evolves as the charging time increases. The cut-away views reveal a change from anisotropic to isotropic phase boundary motion. 08.12.16User Facility

Slicing Through Materials with a New X-ray Imaging TechniqueExternal link

Images reveal battery materials' chemical reactions in five dimensions – 3D space plus time and energy. Read More »

08.11.16From the Labs

New Material Discovery Allows Study of Elusive Weyl FermionExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new type of Weyl semimetal, a material that opens the way for further study of Weyl fermions, a type of massless elementary particle hypothesized by high-energy particle theory and potentially useful for creating high-speed electronic circuits and quantum computers. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 08.10.16University Research

Simulating Complex Catalysts Key to Making Cheap and Powerful Fuel CellsExternal link

Using a unique combination of advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin–Madison chemical engineers have demystified some of the complex catalytic chemistry in fuel cells — an advance that brings cost-effective fuel cells closer to reality. Read More »

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