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Nature-Inspired Nanotubes that Assemble Themselves, with Precision08.04.16Science Highlight

Nature-Inspired Nanotubes that Assemble Themselves, with Precision

Scientists discover another design principle for building nanostructures.

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Making a One-Way Street for Electricity 08.04.16Science Highlight

Making a One-Way Street for Electricity

Scientists show how a buckyball buffer helps conduct electricity in only one direction, vital for molecule-sized circuits.

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University of California 08.04.16University Research

5 Nanoscience Research Projects That Could Deliver Big ResultsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers are solving big challenges with nanoscale projects: a DIY, reflective coating for energy efficient windows, nanoscale wires serving as tiny lasers, nano sponges capturing carbon from power plants, nanocompartments as custom-made chemical factories, polymers spontaneously assembling into nanotubes, and writing with light – photolithography. Read More »

Stanford University 08.04.16University Research

Stanford-led Team Reveals Nanoscale Secrets of Rechargeable BatteriesExternal link

An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications. Read More »

08.04.16User Facility

ORNL Optimizes Formula For Cadmium-Tellurium Solar CellsExternal link

Solar cells based on cadmium and tellurium could move closer to theoretical levels of efficiency because of some sleuthing by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

08.03.16From the Labs

Physicist Trio Amplifies SLAC Research on Mysterious Forms of MatterExternal link

SLAC scientists develop methods to study neutrinos from star explosions and search for unknown particles and forces with possible ties to dark matter. Read More »

08.03.16User Facility

Scientists Model the "Flicker" of Gluons in Subatomic SmashupsExternal link

Scientists exploring the dynamic behavior of particles emerging from subatomic smashups at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory—are increasingly interested in the role of gluons. Read More »


Susan Hogle: Coming Full Circle, From Nuclear Waste to Isotope ProductionExternal link

Susan Hogle has spent the last several years working to improve the production of radioisotopes, particularly californium-252. But not long ago, the native of Napanee, Canada, was working on the opposite task—researching how to dispose of nuclear material. Read More »

University of Illinois at Chicago 08.03.16University Research

Breakthrough Solar Cell Captures CO2 and Sunlight, Produces Burnable FuelExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy. Read More »

Georgia Tech University 08.03.16University Research

Newly Discovered Bacteria Linked With Ocean Nitrogen LossExternal link

A team led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has discovered members of a highly prolific bacteria group known as SAR11 living in the world’s largest oxygen minimum zone. The team has produced unambiguous evidence that the bacteria play a major role in denitrification. Read More »

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