Science Headlines

08.06.14University Research

Enhancing Biofuel Yields from Biomass with Novel New MethodExternal link

UC Riverside engineers develop versatile platform technology to produce biofuels more efficiently. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.06.14From the Labs

Bottling Up Sound WavesExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a technique for generating acoustic bottles in open air that can bend the paths of sound waves along prescribed convex trajectories. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.06.14University Research

Carnegie Mellon Sheds Light on "Brown" Carbon's Role in Warming the PlanetExternal link

A team of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University with scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Montana have uncovered key attributes of so-called "brown carbon," atmospheric particles that play an important role in warming the atmosphere but are poorly understood. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.04.14University Research

Chemists Develop MRI Technique for Peeking Inside Battery-like DevicesExternal link

A team of chemists from New York University and the University of Cambridge has developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.04.14University Research

Light Pulses Control Graphene’s Electrical BehaviorExternal link

Finding by MIT researchers could allow ultrafast switching of conduction, and possibly lead to new broadband light sensors. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.01.14University Research

Indiana University Chemists Demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' Assembly of New Molecular StructuresExternal link

This development has potential value for the field of organic electronic devices such as field-effect transistors and photovoltaic cells. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.31.14From the Labs

Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalyst Efficiently Converts CO2 to MethanolExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol – a key commodity used to create a wide range of industrial chemicals and fuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.31.14University Research

Sugar Mimics Guide Stem Cells Toward Neural FateExternal link

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created synthetic molecules that can stand in for natural sugars, but can be more easily manipulated. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.30.14University Research

New Type of Energy Storage Device Opens Possible Solutions to Energy ChallengesExternal link

Scientists at the The University of Texas at Austin and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have developed the first of a new class of pseudocapacitor that may eventually lead to devices that can store electricity more densely and charge/discharge more quickly than current pseudocapacitors. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.29.14University Research

Social Network Research May Boost Prairie Dog Conservation EffortsExternal link

Researchers at North Carolina State University using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts. Read MoreExternal linkage

Last modified: 1/5/2015 10:05:55 AM