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A Role of Sugar Uptake in Breast Cancer RevealedExternal link

Berkeley Lab Researchers show that aerobic glycolysis is a cause of malignancy. Read More »


UA Chemist Leads Supercomputer Effort to Aid Nuclear UnderstandingExternal link

Two of the nation’s fastest supercomputers will aid a research team, led by a University of Alabama computational chemist, in guiding both the development of new nuclear fuels and clean-up efforts from past nuclear fuel and weapon production. Read More »


Small Size Enhances Charge Transfer in Quantum DotsExternal link

Single-particle study identifies possible path to improved conversion of sunlight to electricity in photovoltaic devices. Read More »


Meet Higgs Boson Detective Joe Incandela, Profiled on CNNExternal link

Incandela, Senior Spokesperson for CERN’s Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, also led successful physics research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Read More »


Deadline of Jan. 10 Nears for University Faculty Interested in Conducting Scientific Research at a National Lab in Summer 2014 to Apply

University and college faculty interested in gaining a unique scientific experience by working collaboratively with researchers at a DOE host laboratory have until Jan. 10, 2014, to apply for the Visiting Faculty Program, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced today. Read More »


Harvesting Electricity: Triboelectric Generators Capture Wasted PowerExternal link

Georgia Tech researchers are developing a family of power generators that take advantage of the triboelectric effect to produce small amounts of electricity for portable devices and sensors. Read More »


A New Material for Solar Panels Could Make Them Cheaper, More EfficientExternal link

A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. Read More »


USDA and DOE Fund 7 Research Projects to Develop Plant Feedstocks for BioenergyExternal link

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) today announced $8 million in research grants to develop non-food feedstocks that can be used for bioenergy. Read More »


Brookhaven Scientists Visit Argonne National Lab for Research on Lou Gehrig's DiseaseExternal link

Lisa Miller and Paul Gelfand, biophysical chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, recently visited the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory to supplement their research into the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read More »


New Shielding is Designed to Put the Block on NeutronsExternal link

Scientists at Jefferson Lab have devised a system of products to stop neutrons and other particles before they can inflict harm on sensitive scientific equipment and computers. Read More »

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