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Washington University 01.17.18University Research

Unexpected Natural Source of Methane DiscoveredExternal link

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine have discovered some nitrogen-fixing microorganisms contain an enzyme for the simultaneous production of ammonia and methane. Read More »

Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall 01.16.18Science Highlight

Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall

Plasma physicists significantly improve the vertical stability of a Korean fusion device. Read More »

Graphene Flexes Its Muscle01.16.18Science Highlight

Graphene Flexes Its Muscle

Crumpling reduces rigidity in an otherwise stiff material, making it less prone to catastrophic failure. Read More »

01.16.18User Facility

Surprising Discovery Could Lead to Better BatteriesExternal link

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars. Read More »

01.16.18User Facility

Printing on PatrolExternal link

What if our military could dramatically reduce the amount of materials and equipment held on the front lines by printing only what they need? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are aiming to do this with new advances in 3-D printing. Read More »

01.16.18User Facility

X-Rays Reveal ‘Handedness’ in Swirling Electric VorticesExternal link

Scientists used spiraling X-rays at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to observe, for the first time, a property that gives handedness to swirling electric patterns – dubbed polar vortices – in a synthetically layered material. Read More »

Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally01.16.18Science Highlight

Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally

New open-source software simulates river and runoff resources. Read More »

Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide 01.16.18Science Highlight

Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere Models

New measurements offer data vital to projecting plant response to environmental changes. Read More »

DRIFTing to Fast, Precise Data 01.16.18Science Highlight

DRIFTing to Fast, Precise Data

Non-destructive technique identifies key variations in Alaskan soils, quickly providing insights into carbon levels. Read More »

01.12.18User Facility

Breaking Bad Metals with NeutronsExternal link

By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has gained new insight into the behavior of correlated electron systems, which are materials that have useful properties such as magnetism or superconductivity. Read More »

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