Science Headlines

07.08.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Discovery Provides Insights on How Plants Respond to Elevated CO2 LevelsExternal link

Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Read More »

07.07.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

With ‘Ribbons’ of Graphene, Width MattersExternal link

Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths – just several atoms across – a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has found a novel way to “tune” the wonder material, causing the extremely efficient conductor of electricity to act as a semiconductor. Read More »

07.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

New Detector Continues Search for Fourth NeutrinoExternal link

Physicists from Virginia Tech will soon have a new detector to monitor as a 30-ton, 40-foot-long metal tank was lowered into place June 23 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab site. Read More »

07.03.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Adding Lithium Boosts Transparency and Conductivity of GraphiteExternal link

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland Energy Research Center and Monash University in Australia, with support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, has developed a nearly transparent, highly conductive ultrathin graphite sheet that can be used to create more efficient solar cells and highly sensitive touchscreens. Read More »

07.02.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Water Behavior Breakthrough Opens a Crucial Door in ChemistryExternal link

A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world’s most common substances interact. Read More »

07.02.14FROM THE LABS

New Laser Ion Source for Brookhaven Accelerators Exceeds ExpectationsExternal link

Different types of atoms can be ionized within seconds, a switchover that used to take several hours. Read More »

07.01.14FROM THE LABS

The Secret Life of AerosolsExternal link

Scientists recently gathered at the Deparment of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory to discuss ways to more accurately chronicle the clandestine lives of these aerosols in the lab and the field. Read More »

06.30.14UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Scientists Study the Effects of Warming on Puerto Rican ForestExternal link

With support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, researchers from Michigan Technological University, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey are trying to get a handle on the impact that climate change—particularly warming—is likely to have on the tropical forests of the world by studying the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. Read More »

06.27.14FROM THE LABS

Diamond Plates Create Nanostructures Through Pressure, Not ChemistryExternal link

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new and original method of using simple pressure – a kind of high-tech embossing – to produce finer and cleaner results in forming silver nanostructures than current chemical methods. Read More »

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 »

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