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RHIC physicists used collisions of protons with their spins aligned transverse (perpendicular) to their direction of motion (left) with an unpolarized proton beam (right) to search for the effects of the interaction between 03.28.16User Facility

A View of the Colorful Microcosm Within a ProtonExternal link

Probing the "color" interactions among quarks tests a theoretical concept of nature's strongest force to pave a way toward mapping protons' 3D internal structure. Read MoreExternal linkage

Cloud droplets form when the amount of water vapor reaches a threshold value. Larger cloud droplets form when organic molecules (in red) are present on the surface instead of dissolving in the interior, or bulk, of the droplet. 03.24.16From the Labs

Scientists Part the Clouds on How Droplets FormExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers find new mechanism to explain the birth of cloud droplets, could influence climate models. Read MoreExternal linkage

(L), GLBRC researcher and UW–Madison associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, Jennifer Reed, in her office on the UW campus, and (R) working with a team member in her lab. 03.23.16Profile

PECASE Award-Winning Engineer Jennifer Reed Models Metabolism for BiofuelsExternal link

In her lab at UW–Madison, Reed focuses on controlling thousands of reactions inside a cell by changing the genes that help produce a specific chemical. Read MoreExternal linkage

Equal parts lignin and synthetic nitrile rubber are heated, mixed and extruded to yield a superior thermoplastic for cars and other consumer products. 03.22.16User Facility

ORNL Researchers Invent Tougher Plastic With 50 Percent Renewable ContentExternal link

New results may bring cleaner, cheaper raw materials to diverse manufacturers. Read MoreExternal linkage

Cloudy days can hamper solar panels' ability to produce electricity, but scientists around the country are working on ways to overcome this problem by making the panels more efficient. 03.17.16Article

5 Ways to Get Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Scientists are discovering new ways for solar panels to work on overcast days. Read More »

Protons and neutrons melt to produce 'quark-gluon plasma' at RHIC.03.01.16Article

The Origins of the Universe

An in-depth look at the origins of matter and the environmental conditions that helped shape the universe today. Read More »

An illustration of a tetraquark. 02.25.16From the Labs

Fermilab Scientists Discover New Four-Flavor ParticleExternal link

Scientists on the DZero collaboration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab have discovered a new particle—the latest member to be added to the exotic species of particle known as tetraquarks. Read MoreExternal linkage

Anaerobic gut fungi colonize biomass, and secreted enzymes that release free sugars into their environment. 02.19.16User Facility

Biofuel Tech Straight from the FarmExternal link

Research team taps EMSL and DOE JGI to harness promising fungi found in manure. Read MoreExternal linkage

Researchers used experimental data to create a 23.7-million atom biomass model featuring cellulose (purple), lignin (brown), and enzymes (green). 02.17.16User Facility

Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest BarrierExternal link

ORNL researchers’ 23.7-million atom system demonstrates why lignin is such a problem. Read MoreExternal linkage

Brookhaven Lab Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) scientists with a sample of gold nanoparticle superlattices linked up by using fabricated DNA as a building material. 02.04.16User Facility

Scientists Guide Gold Nanoparticles to Form "Diamond" SuperlatticesExternal link

DNA scaffolds cage and coax nanoparticles into position to form crystalline arrangements that mimic the atomic structure of diamond. Read MoreExternal linkage

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