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06.26.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Metal Particles in Solids Aren't as Fixed as They Seem, New Memristor Study ShowsExternal link

In work that unmasks some of the magic behind memristors and "resistive random access memory," or RRAM—cutting-edge computer components that combine logic and memory functions—researchers at the University of Michigan have shown that the metal particles in memristors don't stay put as previously thought. Read More »

06.25.14FROM THE LABS

Computing Power For AllExternal link

The Open Science Grid enables faster, more efficient analysis of LHC data—and also contributes to advancements in fields from geology to medicine. Read More »

06.25.14FROM THE LABS

Massive 30-ton MicroBooNE Particle Detector Moved Into Place, Will See Neutrinos This YearExternal link

The MicroBooNE detector – a 30-ton, 40-foot-long cylindrical metal tank designed to detect ghostly particles called neutrinos – was carefully transported by truck across the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab site, from the warehouse building it was constructed in to the experimental hall three miles away. Read More »

06.24.14FROM THE LABS

The JBEI GT Collection: A New Resource for Advanced Biofuels ResearchExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have unveiled the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. Read More »

06.23.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Protons Power Protein Portal to Push Zinc Out of CellsExternal link

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report they have deciphered the inner workings of a protein called YiiP that prevents the lethal buildup of zinc inside bacteria. Read More »

06.20.14FROM THE LABS

Clouds Up CloseExternal link

Study shows that current climate models lacking high spatial resolution are biased toward accelerating the transition from stratocumulus clouds to cumulus clouds. The findings could lead to more accurate climate projections and the development and implementation of better-informed policies related to climate change. Read More »

06.19.14FROM THE LABS

New Los Alamos Approach May be Key to Quantum Dot Solar Cells with Real Gains in EfficiencyExternal link

Researchers have demonstrated an almost four-fold boost of the carrier multiplication yield with nanoengineered quantum dots. Read More »

06.19.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Winter's Over & It's Time to Grow Again--How Does a Tree Know?External link

A team led by molecular geneticists from Michigan Technological University has identified and characterized a gene that tells a poplar tree when winter ends and a spring growing season begins. Read More »

06.18.14PRESS RELEASE

DOE Awards $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research

WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the awarding of $100 million for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy. Read More »

06.18.14FROM THE LABS

Dynamic Spectroscopy DuoExternal link

2D electronic-vibrational spectroscopy technique provides unprecedented look into photochemical reactions. Read More »

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