Science Headlines

2014

09.02.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Simpler Process to Grow Germanium Nanowires Could Improve Lithium-ion BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution. Read More »

08.29.14FROM THE LABS

DOE 'Knowledgebase' Links Biologists, Computer Scientists to Solve Energy, Environmental IssuesExternal link

With new tool, biologists don't have to be programmers to answer big computational questions. Read More »

08.29.14FROM THE LABS

Scientists Learn to Control Reactions with the Shape of a Rare-earth CatalystExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered they can control chemical reactions in a new way by creating different shapes of cerium oxide, a rare-earth-based catalyst. Read More »

08.28.14FROM THE LABS

Rubber Meets the Road With New ORNL Carbon, Battery TechnologiesExternal link

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

08.28.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

University of Alabama Researchers to Embark on New Search for Mysterious Dark MatterExternal link

Three University of Alabama physicists are among dozens of researchers planning and developing a new international search for dark matter – invisible material scientists believe makes up roughly 27 percent of the universe’s mass. Read More »

08.27.14FROM THE LABS

Competition for GrapheneExternal link

Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate ultrafast charge transfer in new family of 2D semiconductors. Read More »

08.27.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Scientists Craft Atomically Seamless, Thinnest-possible Semiconductor JunctionsExternal link

University of Washington scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. Read More »

08.27.14FROM THE LABS

Iron is the Key to Preserving Dinosaur Soft TissueExternal link

Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) are studying organic material from dinosaur bones and have been able to show that the organic material in the samples contained original soft tissue material from Mesozoic dinosaurs. Read More »

08.26.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Scientists Develop Water Splitter that Runs on Ordinary AAA BatteryExternal link

Scientists at Stanford University, working with collaborators at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Canadian Light Source Inc. and the University of Tennessee, have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that efficiently splits liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Read More »

08.25.14FROM THE LABS

Signatures of Selection Inscribed on Poplar GenomesExternal link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), and Stephen DiFazio of West Virginia University, used a combination of genome-wide selection scans and analyses to understand the processes involved in shaping the genetic variation of natural poplar (Populus trichocarpa) populations. Read More »

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