Science Headlines

  • UEC Profile: Arctic MessengerExternal link

    12.14.18 Buoyed by a sense of adventure and a passion for clouds, Matthew Shupe, a senior research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado, studies the fragile Arctic and plans a shipborne field campaign adrift for a year in sea ice.

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  • Argonne Scientists Maximize the Effectiveness of Platinum in Fuel CellsExternal link

    12.14.18 In new research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, published in Science, scientists have identified a new catalyst that uses only about a quarter as much platinum as current technology by maximizing the effectiveness of the available platinum.

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  • Sierra Snowpack Could Drop Significantly By End of CenturyExternal link

    12.13.18 a new study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) that analyzed the headwater regions of California’s 10 major reservoirs, representing nearly half of the state’s surface storage, found they could see on average a 79 percent drop in peak snowpack water volume by 2100.

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University Research

  • University of Harvard

    Microscopic "Sunflowers" for Better Solar PanelsExternal link

    A group of scientists from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has harnessed magnetic fields to control the molecular structure of LCEs and create microscopic three-dimensional polymer shapes that can be programmed to move in any direction in response to multiple types of stimuli.

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  • Northwestern University

    Reducing Vulnerability Of Cities To Extreme WeatherExternal link

    Researchers from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, and Argonne National Laboratory are working together to mitigate the effects of extreme weather events on cities across the globe.

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  • West Virginia University

    WVU Physicists Awarded $1.34 Million to Develop Machine-learning SoftwareExternal link

    The researchers, James Lewis and Aldo Romero from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will lead a team from WVU, University of Southern California and Kitware, Inc. to develop new machine-learning tools for advancing chemical and materials science discoveries on the nation’s future high-speed computing platforms.

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