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04.01.14ARTICLE

Researchers Gain Insight Into Organic Solar Cell EfficiencyExternal link

Research from North Carolina State University reveals that organic solar cell efficiency is based upon a delicate balance between the size and purity of the interior layers, or domains. These findings may lead to better designs and improved performance in organic solar cells. Read More »

04.01.14FROM THE LABS

April 17, 2014 Pre-Proposal Conference Set for Brookhaven National Laboratory Mangement-and-Operations Contract Competition.pdf file (163KB)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has scheduled a Pre-Proposal Conference at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to discuss the recently released Request for Proposals (RFP) for the competitive selection of an approximately $3.25 billion, five-year, management-and-operations contract for BNL.

03.31.14FROM THE LABS

Generations of Supercomputers Pin Down Primordial PlasmaExternal link

As one groundbreaking IBM system retires, a new Blue Gene supercomputer comes online at Brookhaven Lab to help precisely model subatomic interactions. Read More »

03.28.14ARTICLE

A New Angle on Controlling LightExternal link

MIT researchers have produced a system that allows light of any color to pass through only if it is coming from one specific angle; the technique reflects all light coming from other directions. This new approach could ultimately lead to advances in solar photovoltaics, detectors for telescopes and microscopes, and privacy filters for display screens.
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03.28.14FROM THE LABS

Human-Induced Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango DeltaExternal link

Researchers at the University of Cape Town, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the United Nations Development Programme have analyzed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa—the Okavango River. Read More »

03.27.14FROM THE LABS

Bacteria That Produces a Rocket-Powering Biofuel Developed by Scientists at Georgia Tech.External link

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications. Read More »

03.27.14FROM THE LABS

Titan Project Explores the Smallest Building Blocks of MatterExternal link

A team from Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Virginia is working to deepen our understanding of quarks, enlisting the help of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan supercomputer. Read More »

03.26.14FROM THE LABS

Lawrence Livermore Scientists Discover Bacterial Resistance to Improve Biofuel ProductionExternal link

Lawrence Livermore researchers discovered a resistance mechanism in a rainforest soil bacterium that enables E. coli to grow and produce biofuel in the presence of ionic liquids at levels that otherwise would be toxic to native strains. Read More »

03.26.14FROM THE LABS

Saving the Sunshine for Night: Solar Fuels From Artificial PhotosynthesisExternal link

Direct visible light water splitting in a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell makes hydrogen for energy storage. Read More »

03.25.14FROM THE LABS

Shifting Evolution into Reverse Promises Cheaper, Greener Way to Make New DrugsExternal link

Alternative approach to creating artificial organic molecules, called bioretrosynthesis, was first proposed four years ago by Brian Bachmann, associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University. Read More »

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