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04.01.15FROM THE LABS

Study at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Shows Why Skin is Resistant to TearingExternal link

Making good use of the X-ray beams at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), the collaboration of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory made the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms behind the ability of skin to resist tearing. Read More »

New Hampshire University 04.01.15University Research

UNH Geologist Identifies New Source of Methane for Gas Hydrates in ArcticExternal link

Research led by a University of New Hampshire professor has identified a new source of methane for gas -- hydrates ice-like substances found in sediment that trap methane within the crystal structure of frozen water -- in the Arctic Ocean. Read More »

This artistic rendering shows an iron-centered molecule that is severed by laser light. 04.01.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Track Ultrafast Creation of a Catalyst with X-ray LaserExternal link

Chemical transformations driven by light provide key insight to steps in solar-energy conversion. Read More »

2002 National Science Bowl championship high school team pictured on the left and Steven Sivek profile picture on the right.03.30.15ARTICLE

Champions in Science Whose Stars Are Still Rising: Profile of Steven Sivek, National Science Bowl Champion 2002

For the run up to the 2015 National Science Bowl Finals April 30th to May 4th, this story is the first of four profiles on previous National Science Bowl competitors and champions. Read More »

03.30.15FROM THE LABS

Scientists Developed Global Model on the Role of Human Activity and Weather on Vegetation FiresExternal link

An international team of researchers led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory working at the Joint Global Change Research Institute developed a new model on vegetation fires that will improve understanding of such fires around the world today. Read More »

03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Using Magnetic Fields to Understand High-temperature SuperconductivityExternal link

Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are exposing high-temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields, changing the temperature at which the materials become perfectly conducting and revealing unique properties of these substances. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 03.27.15University Research

Discovery Could Yield More Efficient Portable Electronics and Solar CellsExternal link

A team of chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has set the stage for more efficient and sturdier portable electronic devices and possibly a new generation of solar cells based on organic materials. Read More »

Connecticut University 03.27.15University Research

Physicists Solve Low-Temperature Magnetic MysteryExternal link

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have made an experimental breakthrough in explaining a rare property of an exotic magnetic material, potentially opening a path to a host of new technologies Read More »

Researchers created nanopores in graphene (red, and enlarged in the circle to highlight its honeycomb structure) that are stabilized with silicon atoms (yellow) and showed their porous membrane could desalinate seawater. 03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Demonstrating Desalination with Nanoporous Graphene MembraneExternal link

A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated an energy-efficient desalination technology that uses a porous membrane made of strong, slim graphene—a carbon honeycomb one atom thick. Read More »

03.27.15FROM THE LABS

Protein Shake-upExternal link

One intrinsically disordered protein, beta-catenin, is of particular interest to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where they will be conducting neutron scattering and supercomputing studies to further uncover its role in cancer. Read More »

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