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12.17.15From the Labs

ORNL Technique Could Set New Course for Extracting Uranium from SeawaterExternal link

An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibers that trap uranium in seawater may cause researchers to rethink the best methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors. Read More »

MIT University 12.17.15University Research

A New Fusion Collaboration for MITExternal link

Members of MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) community are cheering the start of a long-anticipated physics experiment at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald, Germany. Read More »

12.17.15From the Labs

Diamonds May Be the Key to Future NMR/MRI TechnologiesExternal link

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have demonstrated that diamonds may hold the key to the future for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies. Read More »

Penn State University 12.17.15University Research

Transparent Metal Films for Smartphone, Tablet and TV DisplaysExternal link

A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive could make large screen displays, smart windows and even touch screens and solar cells more affordable and efficient, according to the Penn State materials scientists and engineers who discovered it. Read More »

Purdue University 12.16.15University Research

'Hydricity' Concept Uses Solar Energy to Produce Power Round-the-ClockExternal link

Researchers at Purdue University are proposing a new "hydricity" concept aimed at creating a sustainable economy by not only generating electricity with solar energy but also producing and storing hydrogen from superheated water for round-the-clock power production. Read More »

MIT University 12.15.15University Research

MIT Chemists Characterize a Chemical State Thought to be UnobservableExternal link

For the first time, MIT chemists have measured the energy of the transition state of a chemical reaction — a fleeting, unstable state that is a reaction’s point of no return. Read More »

12.15.15User Facility

NSLS-II User Profiles: Ryan Tappero and Jason UnrineExternal link

Ryan Tappero, the lead scientist at the X-Ray Fluorescence Microprobe (XFM) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), and Jason Unrine, an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences studied the ecotoxicity of nanomaterials that are used in commercial products at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline. Read More »

12.15.15From the Labs

A Collaboration Bears Fruit as W7-X Celebrates First Research PlasmaExternal link

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and other U.S. institutions joined colleagues from around the world at the celebration for the first plasma of the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany. Read More »

12.15.15From the Labs

Now Available: Seeds from the Tree of LifeExternal link

PNNL’s public release of more than 35,000 files with detailed information about important microbes can help scientists study the entire "tree of life." Read More »

Herds of anvil-shaped clouds form in the tropics as part of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, a pattern of shifting winds and rain that starts over the Indian Ocean and travels eastward every 30 to 90 days. This image, taken from the International Space Station over western Africa, shows the complex nature of these systems. 12.15.15Article

Clouds, Computers, and the Coming Storms

Scientists uncover secrets behind hurricanes, monsoons, and polar vortexes. Read More »

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