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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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Smart truck03.28.11Article

Firm Uses DOE’s Fastest Supercomputer to Streamline Long-Haul Trucks

Sophisticated simulation on the world’s fastest computer for science makes trucks more aerodynamic, saves fuel, helps environment.
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Stanford's Roger Kornberg in his laboratory03.28.11Article

Premier Tools of Energy Research Also Probe Secrets of Viral Disease

Advanced light sources peer into matter at the atomic and molecular scales, with applications ranging from physics, chemistry, materials science, and advanced energy research, to biology and medicine.
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Metallic glass03.28.11Article

Glass Stronger than Steel

A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of steel or any other known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Caltech.
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Illustration of Graphene03.25.11Article

Graphene: Amazing Material Found Thanks to Scotch Tape and Persistent Science

What do you get when you combine pencil lead, scotch tape, and persistent science? A Nobel Prize . . . and a new world of potential applications.
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Jewel Adgerson 03.16.11DOE Blog

From Gadgets to Labs: Morgan State Alum Jewel Adgerson

Pacific Northwest National Lab engineer goes from breaking small gadgets to building up students.
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Coherent x-ray speckle pattern 03.11.11DOE Blog

I'll Take Argonne for $200, Alex

Science and innovation are essential to winning the great game of global competition.
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Five students and a teacher wearing medals and holding a banner that reads US Dept of Energy National Science Bowl03.11.11Article

A Glimpse at the Regional Science Bowls

Students across the nation compete for a spot at the final National Science Bowl competition. Check out the action at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s regional event.
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Marie Curie 03.07.11DOE Blog

Celebrating Women's History Month: Marie Curie

Bring your own beaker to this salute of women in the sciences.
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