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Duckweed is a relatively simple plant with fronds that float on the surface of the water and roots that extend into the water. In the flask on the left, you can see the dormant phase, turions, that have dropped to the bottom. 02.20.14From the Labs

Duckweed Has Potential As Biofuel Source

Pond-dwelling powerhouse's genome points to its biofuel potential. Read More »

The CMI printer, a LENS MR-7 manufactured by Optomec of Albuquerque, N.M., uses models from computer-aided design software to build layers of metal alloy on a substrate via metal powders that are melted by a laser. 02.14.14From the Labs

Ames Lab, Critical Materials Institute Speed Metals Research with 3D PrinterExternal link

3D Printer Technology will allow scientists to 'speed-read' through materials libraries, finding properties that best suit particular needs. Read MoreExternal linkage

Beamline 4.0.2 at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source.02.12.14Article

Bulkier is Better?

Berkeley Lab and SLAC discover 3D counterpart to graphene with potentially wide-ranging applications. Read More »

Design Engineer Justine Haupt is pictured in front of the cryostat she designed for testing LSST's electro-optic sensor modules. 02.10.14From the Labs

Aim for the Sky!External link

Brookhaven Lab's Justine Haupt helping to build the world's largest digital camera. Read MoreExternal linkage

Image of the NS1 protein structure. 02.07.14From the Labs

Decoding Dengue and West NileExternal link

Researchers from the University of Michigan and Purdue University use Argonne Lab’s Advanced Photon Source to take steps toward control of growing public health problems. Read MoreExternal linkage

Two High Resolution Spectrometers are shown with their shield house doors (white) open. 02.06.14From the Labs

Quarks in the Looking GlassExternal link

Researchers at Jefferson Lab probe properties of ‘mirror symmetry’ in quarks and provide a new and much more precise measurement of one of their key properties. Read MoreExternal linkage

President Barack Obama meets with 2013 Fermi Award recipients Professor Allen J. Bard, left, and Dr. Andrew Sessler in the Oval Office. 02.04.14Press Release

President Obama Welcomes 2013 Fermi Award Winners to the White House

Drs. Allan J. Bard and Andrew Sessler honored for their exceptional contributions to science and service. Read More »

Argonne materials scientists announced a new technique to grow these little forests at the microscale (the scale shows 100 micrometers, which is about the diameter of a single human hair). 02.03.14From the Labs

Good Hair DayExternal link

New technique developed by scientists at Argonne National Laboratory grows tiny 'hairy' materials at the microscale. Read MoreExternal linkage

An artist's conception of the measurement scale of the universe.01.29.14Article

A Map Made in the Heavens

Scientists pair precise observations with incredible computing power to create an astonishingly accurate map of the universe. Read More »

A nanophotonic solar thermophotovoltaic device composed of an array of multi‑walled carbon nanotubes as the absorber, a one‑dimensional silicon/silicon dioxide photonic crystal as the emitter, and a 0.55 eV photovoltaic cell.01.27.14Article

Harvesting the Sun’s Energy Through Heat as Well as Light

New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand. Read More »