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ultrananocrystalline diamond-coated pump seals04.01.11Article

Thin Sheet of Diamond Has Worlds of Uses

A new technique from Argonne National Laboratory creates thin diamond films that are helping industry save energy and could even be used in heart and eye implants.
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The new Office of Science website 03.28.11DOE Blog

What Makes Science, Science? Research, Shared Effort ... & A New Office of Science Website

What makes science, science? To find out, click into the new Office of Science (SC) website.
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Map of the US03.28.11Article

Universities and DOE National Laboratories Join Forces to Understand the Nucleus of an Atom

Find out about this collaboration's efforts and accomplishments toward completing a portrait of the nuclear landscape.
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Anchoring of barium oxide on a gamma-alumina surface03.28.11Article

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Fundamental studies in catalysis enabled the use of efficient “lean-burn” engines for vehicle transportation. Read More »

Microscopic image of E. coli03.28.11Article

From Gasoline to Grassoline: Microbes Produce Fuels Directly from Biomass

A microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass was developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute.
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Brookhaven Lab chemists Kotaro Sasaki, Miomir Branko Vukmirovic, and Radoslav Adzic work on developing catalysts for fuel cells at the National Synchrotron Light Source.03.28.11Article

New Catalyst Opens Way to Next-Generation Fuel Cells

A new highly stable catalyst developed at Brookhaven Lab lowers barriers to commercial use of fuel cells in vehicles and stationary applications.
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Element 11703.28.11Article

Nations Work Together to Discover New Element

The discovery of element 117 increases evidence for the "island of stability" in super-heavy nuclei, opening new frontiers of chemistry.
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RHIC user Christine Aidala checks connections inside the PHENIX detector.03.28.11Article

Cooking Up Hot Quark Soup

Near-light-speed collisions of gold ions provide a recipe for in-depth explorations of matter and fundamental forces.
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2011 Chevrolet Volt Battery Animation03.28.11Article

The Breakthrough Behind the Chevy Volt Battery

A revolutionary breakthrough cathode for lithium-ion batteries—the kind in your cell phone, laptop and new hybrid cars—makes them last longer, run more safely and perform better than batteries currently on the market.
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Team of engineers sitting around a table with the MINDS device03.28.11Article

Detecting Nuclear Threats

Plasma physics challenge yields portable nuclear detector for homeland security.
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