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Computer simulation of a car smashing into a wall 01.21.11DOE Blog

Tough Stuff

NOVA looks at scientists who are shaping the strong stuff of our future.
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Three scientists from Ames Laboratory 01.19.11From the Labs

New Tool for Cell Research May Help Unravel Secrets of DiseaseExternal link

Ames, Iowa – Advancements in understanding rotational motion in living cells may help researchers shed light on the causes of deadly diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
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Two scientists working in a laboratory 01.12.11From the Labs

Of Mercury, Microbes, and Organic MatterExternal link

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered more about how mercury cycles through the environment, which could help inform decision-making for mercury-impacted sites around the nation.
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Micrograph of deformed notch in palladium-based metallic glass shows extensive plastic shielding of an initially sharp crack. 01.10.11From the Labs

Glass That’s Tough As NailsExternal link

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology have created a metallic glass that tops steel in strength and toughness, and even better versions might follow.
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A line of windmills in the sunset 12.27.10From the Labs

Outsmarting the WindExternal link

Using existing technology in a new way could help the Office of Science’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists predict when and how much the wind will blow to maximize the efficiency of wind turbines.
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Wild turkies 11.24.10DOE Blog

Saluting a Great American Scientist-Founder This Thanksgiving

This week, we can be especially thankful for an electrifying scientist...who tried to seal our nation with a turkey.
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Illustration of overlapping circles 11.24.10Article

Scientist Finds Nature and Geometry Dancing to the Same Tune

When Salvator Torquato looks to a system of particles in its calmest natural state, he realizes they model the solution to two major mathematical problems.
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Warren Washington 11.22.10ASCR Article

Science medalist Washington pioneered parallel climate models

When Washington accepts the National Medal of Science from President Obama today, it will highlight a remarkable three-decade relationship.
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Satellite in space with the moon in the background11.17.10Article

Energy from the Center of the Milky Way May Be the Remnant of Dark Matter

Dark matter particles continue to hide, but they release energy when they collide: evidence shows that gamma rays from the center of our galaxy may come from dark matter collisions.
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Scientist Richard Smith 11.10.10From the Labs

PNNL's Richard Smith named 2010 Scientist of the YearExternal link

R&D Magazine honors biochemist for significant contributions in proteomics.
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