Science Headlines

07.11.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Study Advances Limits for Ultrafast Nano-devicesExternal link

A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing. Read More »

07.10.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Researchers Develop Method to Measure Positions of Atomic Sites with Groundbreaking PrecisionExternal link

Using a state-of-the-art microscope and new methods in image processing, a multi-institutional team of researchers has devised an inventive way to measure the positions of single atomic sites in materials more precisely than ever before. Read More »

07.10.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

ASU-led Study Yields First Snapshots of Water Splitting in PhotosynthesisExternal link

Groundbreaking study shows the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into protons, electrons and oxygen – the process that maintains Earth’s oxygen atmosphere. Read More »

07.10.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Researchers Led by Stanford Engineer Figure Out How to Make More Efficient Fuel CellsExternal link

Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical and reliable. Read More »

07.09.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Catching Invisible LightExternal link

A unique semiconductor manipulates light in the invisible IR/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced electronic applications. Read More »

07.09.14FROM THE LABS

A Higgs It Was: But Which Higgs Was It?External link

Researchers supported by the DOE Office of Science made significant contributions to the discovery of the Higgs boson, which was announced two years ago. In this new video, a physicist from Purdue University looks back at the discovery and wonders if it marked the detection of just a single particle, or one of larger group of particles. Read More »

07.08.14FROM THE LABS

Unprecedented Detail of Intact Neuronal Receptor Offers Blueprint for Drug DevelopersExternal link

Argonne, Ill.– Scientists succeeded in obtaining an unprecedented view of a type of brain-cell receptor that is implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, autism, and ischemic injuries associated with stroke. Read More »

07.08.14PRESS RELEASE

The Department of Energy Extends Nomination Deadline for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards

Nominations for the 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards are now being accepted until July 31, 2014. Read More »

07.08.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Discovery Provides Insights on How Plants Respond to Elevated CO2 LevelsExternal link

Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Read More »

07.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

With ‘Ribbons’ of Graphene, Width MattersExternal link

Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths – just several atoms across – a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has found a novel way to “tune” the wonder material, causing the extremely efficient conductor of electricity to act as a semiconductor. Read More »

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