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07.08.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Discovery Provides Insights on How Plants Respond to Elevated CO2 LevelsExternal link

Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Read More »

07.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

With ‘Ribbons’ of Graphene, Width MattersExternal link

Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths – just several atoms across – a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has found a novel way to “tune” the wonder material, causing the extremely efficient conductor of electricity to act as a semiconductor. Read More »

Materials can be described as being on a spectrum from a perfectly ordered crystal to a perfectly disordered anticrystal. 07.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Consider the ‘Anticrystal’External link

Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered. Read More »

07.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Adding Lithium Boosts Transparency and Conductivity of GraphiteExternal link

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and Monash University in Australia, with support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, has developed a nearly transparent, highly conductive ultrathin graphite sheet that can be used to create more efficient solar cells and highly sensitive touchscreens. Read More »

07.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Detector Continues Search for Fourth NeutrinoExternal link

Physicists from Virginia Tech will soon have a new detector to monitor as a 30-ton, 40-foot-long metal tank was lowered into place June 23 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab site. Read More »

07.02.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Water Behavior Breakthrough Opens a Crucial Door in ChemistryExternal link

A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world’s most common substances interact. Read More »

07.02.14FROM THE LABS

New Laser Ion Source for Brookhaven Accelerators Exceeds ExpectationsExternal link

Different types of atoms can be ionized within seconds, a switchover that used to take several hours. Read More »

Graphical representation of the chemistry in the early stages of soot formation. 07.01.14FROM THE LABS

Up in Flames: Evidence Confirms Combustion TheoryExternal link

Berkeley Lab and University of Hawaii research outlines the story of soot, with implications for cleaner-burning fuels. Read More »

07.01.14FROM THE LABS

The Secret Life of AerosolsExternal link

Scientists recently gathered at the Deparment of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory to discuss ways to more accurately chronicle the clandestine lives of these aerosols in the lab and the field. Read More »

Methane emissions estimated in a recent study (A) and compared against the commonly used Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) 4.2 inventory (B and C).07.01.14Science Highlights

Some U.S. Methane Sources May Be Larger than Previously Thought

Inventories underestimate emissions from fossil fuel industry and animal husbandry, study finds. Read More »

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