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Michigan State University 07.06.15University Research

Perennial Biofuel Crops Use Water at Levels Similar to CornExternal link

The study, led by GLBRC scientist and Michigan State University professor of ecosystem ecology Stephen Hamilton, is the first multi-year effort to compare the water use of conventional corn crops to the perennial cropping systems of switchgrass, miscanthus, native grasses, restored prairies, and hybrid poplar trees. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 07.06.15University Research

Making the Biofuels Process Safer for MicrobesExternal link

A team of investigators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University have created a process for making the work environment less toxic—literally—for the organisms that do the heavy lifting in the increasingly important field of bioproducts derived from cellulosic biomass. Read More »


5 Properties of Physics That Affect Your Gas MileageExternal link

Many of the same properties of physics that allow you to fly along the freeway also affect how much gas mileage you get out of your car. Read More »

Penn State University 07.06.15University Research

Mak to Receive Department of Energy Early Career Research Program FundingExternal link

Kin Fai Mak, assistant professor of physics in Eberly College of Science at Penn State, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science to receive funding for his research as part of the DOE's Early Career Research Program. Read More »

University of Wisconsin-Madison 07.02.15University Research

New Catalyst Does More With Less PlatinumExternal link

Platinum is a highly reactive and in-demand catalyst across the chemical and energy industries, but a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia Institute of Technology scientists could reduce the world’s dependence on this scarce and expensive metal. Read More »

Carnegie Mellon University 07.01.15University Research

Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University Develop New Methods to “See” Internal Structures of Macroporous HydrogelsExternal link

Two novel methods will allow researchers to develop new “smart” materials. Read More »


New CMI Process Recycles Magnets From Factory FloorExternal link

A new recycling method developed by scientists at the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory, recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste and creates useful magnets out of it. Read More »


Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge Program Announces 24 Projects at the Argonne Leadership Computing FacilityExternal link

Each year, the ALCC program selects projects with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations in areas directly related to the DOE mission and for broadening the community of researchers capable of using leadership computing resources. Read More »

Vanderbilt University 07.01.15University Research

New Model of Cosmic Stickiness Favors “Big Rip” Demise of UniverseExternal link

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a new mathematical formulation of viscosity, which may lead to new insights into dark energy and possibly the fate of the universe. Read More »

Snapshots of a helium bubble just before bursting when grown at slow versus fast rates.07.01.15Science Highlights

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Tungsten Burns and Helium Bubbles

New models reveal the impact of competing processes on helium bubble formation in plasma-exposed tungsten. Read More »

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