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Michigan State University 09.22.15University Research

Building a Biofuel-Boosting Swiss Army KnifeExternal link

Researchers at Michigan State University have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, making biofuels and other green chemical production from these organisms more viable. Read More »

Delaware University 09.22.15University Research

Tuning Polymer InterpenetrationExternal link

Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered new ways to control and tune how nanoparticles arrange themselves in polymer matrices, which could open new ways to tailor the properties of new materials. Read More »

California Institute of Technology 09.22.15University Research

Atomic Fractals in Metallic GlassesExternal link

Researchers at Caltech have shown that metallic glasses do have an atomic-level structure—if you zoom in closely enough—although it differs from the periodic lattices that characterize crystalline metals. Read More »

Ivan Vitev (top right) at LANL has done outstanding work in nuclear physics, thanks to the DOE Early Career Research Program Award.09.22.15ARTICLE

Seeing Quarks and Gluons Through Jets and Silhouettes

Second in a series of profiles on the recipients of DOE’s Office of Science early career awards: Ivan Vitev, a Los Alamos National Lab scientist who shows how the building blocks of matter are organized in Nature’s toy box. Read More »


The Rise of X-Ray Beam ChemistryExternal link

A team of physicists and geochemists at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have shown that instead of just passively observing surface reactions of minerals, they can use X-rays to create the conditions by which reactions happen while simultaneously observing them. Read More »

California Institute of Technology 09.21.15University Research

Flowing Electrons Help Ocean Microbes Gulp MethaneExternal link

Scientists at Caltech have shown that deep sea microbes separated by distance can still communicate and work together, using electrons to share energy and thereby consuming large amounts of methane released from vents on the ocean floor. Read More »


DESI, an Ambitious Probe of Dark Energy, Achieves its Next Major MilestoneExternal link

The Department of Energy has announced its approval of Critical Decision 2 for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, authorizing the project’s scientific scope, schedule, and funding profile. Read More »

University of California Los Angeles 09.21.15University Research

UCLA Physicists Determine the Three-Dimensional Positions of Individual Atoms for the First TimeExternal link

Scientists at UCLA have used a powerful microscope to image the three-dimensional positions of individual atoms to a precision of 19 trillionths of a meter, which is several times smaller than a hydrogen atom. Read More »


Nano-Trapped Molecules are Potential Path to Quantum DevicesExternal link

A team composed of Ali Passian of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Marouane Salhi and George Siopsis of the University of Tennessee describes conceptually how physicists may be able to exploit a molecule’s energy to advance a number of fields. Read More »

Delaware University 09.18.15University Research

Below the SurfaceExternal link

A new study by a team including University of Delaware researcher Neil Sturchio and his colleagues at the Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago has given scientists an unprecedented look at such detail, showing how minerals and fluids interact in extreme conditions. Read More »

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