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For every gallon of biodiesel synthesized from soybean crops or other sources, more than a pound of waste consisting mostly of glycerol is created. Scientists are finding ways to convert that glycerol into something valuable. 01.07.16Article

Driving to Great: Science and the Journey to Waste-Free Biodiesel

Scientists overcome roadblocks to turning fuel's troubling waste into valued chemicals. Read More »

01.06.16From the Labs

PPPL Physicists Simulate Innovative Method for Starting Up Tokamaks Without Using a SolenoidExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have produced self-consistent computer simulations that capture the evolution of an electric current inside fusion plasma without using a central electromagnet, or solenoid. Read More »

01.06.16From the Labs

ORNL on Team Officially Recognized for Elements 115, 117 DiscoveryExternal link

The International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced formal verification of four new chemical elements, recognizing the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its collaborators for the discovery of elements 115 and 117. Read More »

01.06.16From the Labs

Q&A: Biologist Describes Milestone Toward a Universal Flu VaccineExternal link

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the Crucell Vaccine Institute have now designed a protein fragment called mini-HA that stimulates the production of antibodies against a variety of influenza viruses. Read More »

01.05.16From the Labs

Beam-Beam Compensation Scheme Doubles Proton-Proton Collision Rates at RHICExternal link

Scientists at Brookhaven National Lab are using an electron gun to create a negatively charged electron beam, kicking protons toward the center of the beam, maximizing collision rates, and producing more data in their search for the source of proton spin. Read More »

Indiana University 01.04.16University Research

IU Scientists Create 'Nano-Reactor' for the Production of Hydrogen BiofuelExternal link

Scientists at Indiana University have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen -- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap and efficient cars that run on water. Read More »

2016 PNNL Science as Art Calendar 01.04.16From the Labs

2016 Science as Art CalendarExternal link

A dozen stunning images depicting basic and applied research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are showcased in a 2016 Science as Art collection. Read More »

12.29.15From the Labs

Creating a Super Lattice: Zipping Electrons, Jumping Holes, and the Quest for Solar FuelsExternal link

Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington created a new material that quickly separates electrons and their holes, providing a key insight for solar fuel production Read More »

12.28.15From the Labs

Brookhaven Scientists to Lead Two New Nuclear Theory Collaborative ProjectsExternal link

Theoretical physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will serve as principal investigators for two of three recently announced collaborative projects exploring the theoretical underpinnings of nuclear physics. Read More »

Georgia Tech University 12.28.15University Research

New Acoustic Technique Reveals Structural Information in Nanoscale MaterialsExternal link

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a new nondestructive technique for investigating these material changes by examining the acoustic response at the nanoscale. Read More »

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