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2011

This image depicts the series of reactions by which water is separated into hydrogen molecules and hydroxide (OH-) ions.12.27.11Article

Breaking Up – And Making Up – Are Hard To Do

But as Office of Science research shows, the results can be electric.
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p53 tumor suppressor 12.21.11Article

Science and Cellular Stresses

Research reveals new insights into tumor suppression.
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A reconstructed image of the Photosystem I complex.12.19.11Article

Snapshots and Scrapbooks

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory provides library of ultra-fast images to speed lasting insights.
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IARC groundbreaking12.16.11Article

Breaking Ground and Driving Discovery

Director Brinkman welcomes the Illinois Accelerator Research Center.
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Optical image of flexible and stretchable thin film transistor array covering a baseball shows the mechanical robustness of this backplane material for future plastic electronic devices. 12.13.11From the Labs

New Path to Flex and Stretch ElectronicsExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers develop solution-based fabrication technique.
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A crane positions the topmost portion of the X-band scanning ARM precipitation radar (X-SAPR).12.08.11Article

Documenting the Life and Death of Clouds

Office of Science presents results from the world's biggest radar laboratory.
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Tractor trailer driving down road flanked by fields12.06.11Article

Sweet Smell of Renewable Fuel

Office of Science researchers borrowed from a fir tree to create a fuel that could leave diesel in the dust.
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Shown is a 3D, whole-star simulation of the GCD model of a Type Ia supernova at the moment at which a detonation wave begins to sweep through the white dwarf star, incinerating it.11.29.11Article

Amazing Mirrors and Superlative Supercomputers

Argonne's Mira will accelerate scientific discoveries and societal benefits. Read More »

These images show the simulated monthly averaged distribution of the total column water vapor from a high-resolution configuration of the Community Climate System Model Community Atmospheric Model. 11.28.11Article

Constrained Budgets, Critical PrioritiesExternal link

Column by Office of Science Director Bill Brinkman shows that basic research keeps our nation competitive.
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Using a machine developed and tested at Argonne National Laboratory, technicians apply special no-drip glue to a NOvA panel to create blocks that are 16 meters by 16 meters square and weigh 200 tons. 11.17.11From the Labs

Massive Plastic Detector Passes Pivotal TestExternal link

15,000 ton NOvA detector being built to track nature’s tiniest known particles.
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