Science Headlines

07.16.14FROM THE LABS

Ames Laboratory Home to First-in-nation DNP-NMR Instrument to Study Materials at Atomic LevelExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is now the home to a dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that helps scientists understand how individual atoms are arranged in materials. Read More »

07.15.14FROM THE LABS

Physicists Detect Process Even Rarer than the Long-Sought Higgs ParticleExternal link

New stringent test of the Standard Model and the mechanism by which the Higgs imparts mass to other particles. Read More »

07.15.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Deep Within Spinach Leaves, Vibrations Enhance Efficiency of PhotosynthesisExternal link

Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers life on our planet. Read More »

07.14.14FROM THE LABS

Dyeing to Learn More About Marine VirusesExternal link

Scientists from the University of Arizona collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) are tagging viruses with fluorescent dye, a new strategy that allows for population surveys leading to a better understanding of viral diversity. Read More »

07.14.14FROM THE LABS

US Reveals its Next Generation of Dark Matter ExperimentsExternal link

Together, the three experiments will search for a variety of types of dark matter particles. Read More »

07.11.14PRESS RELEASE

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014External link

The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the marketplace during the previous year. Read More »

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 »

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