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Researchers examined the spiral “twist-bend” structure (right) formed by boomerang-shaped liquid crystal molecules (left and center) measuring 3 nanometers in length. 04.20.16User Facility

What Screens are Made of: New Twists (and Bends) in LCD ResearchExternal link

X-ray research at Berkeley Lab details exotic structure formed by liquid crystals. Read More »

Washington State University 04.20.16University Research

Research Improves Conductive Plastic for Health and EnergyExternal link

Biological implants that communicate with the brain to control paralyzed limbs or provide vision to the blind are one step closer to reality thanks to research by Brian Collins, an assistant professor of physics at Washington State University. Read More »

University of Maryland 04.19.16University Research

HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory Reveals New Look at the Very-High-Energy SkyExternal link

UMD physicists pioneered development of observatory that has located new high-energy sources in the universe and provided more detail on known sources in first year of full operation. Read More »

04.19.16User Facility

Unexpected Discovery Leads to a Better BatteryExternal link

An unexpected discovery by a team based at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density. Read More »

Michigan State University 04.19.16University Research

MSU's 'Little Gadget that Could' Becoming Game-Changer for International ResearchersExternal link

Researchers at the MSU Global Center for Food Systems have built a low-cost, handheld device and a cloud-based data aggregating platform to measure and analyze plant, soil, water, and environmental parameters. Read More »

Dave Savage (upper right) and the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. 04.19.16Profile

Champions in Science Whose Stars are Still Rising: Profile of David Savage

For the run-up to the 2016 National Science Bowl® Finals April 28th to May 2nd, this is the second in a series on previous NSB competitors. Read More »

California Institute of Technology 04.18.16University Research

Biochemists Solve the Structure of Cell's DNA GatekeeperExternal link

Caltech scientists have produced the most detailed map yet of the massive protein machine that controls access to the DNA-containing heart of the cell. Read More »

Healthy cassava plant. 04.18.16User Facility

Mapping a Path to Improved Cassava ProductionExternal link

Comparative analysis highlights impacts of previous breeding programs on cassava genome. Read More »

Princeton University 04.18.16University Research

Princeton Graduate Student Creates Computer Program to Help Stabilize Fusion PlasmasExternal link

A Princeton University graduate student has worked with physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to develop a method for limiting instabilities that reduce the performance of fusion plasmas. Read More »

04.18.16From the Labs

'Odd Couple' Monolayer Semiconductors Align to Advance OptoelectronicsExternal link

A research group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has shown that different lattice constants – for creating transistor and semiconductor substrates - can be grown together to form a perfectly aligned stacking bilayer material. Read More »

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