Science Headlines

2014

09.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Synthesis Method May Shape Future of Nanostructures, Clean EnergyExternal link

A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing advances to new sensor development. Read More »

09.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Nano-sized Synthetic Scaffolding Technique UnveiledExternal link

Scientists at University of Oregon and Berkeley Lab have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes. Read More »

09.02.14FROM THE LABS

Materials Scientists Play Atomic ‘Jenga’ and Make a Surprising DiscoveryExternal link

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discover missing atoms cause metals to align and polarize materials. Read More »

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 »

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