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Rotary engine (top) harnesses energy from evaporation to drive a miniature car.10.01.15Science Highlight

Evaporation-powered Motor and Light

Bacterial spore-polymer composites harness energy from evaporation to power locomotion and generate electricity. Read More »

Picture of newly-devised frequency comb.10.01.15Science Highlight

Toward Powerful and Compact Terahertz Spectrometers

A new, dime-sized light source will lead to novel spectrometers for the next generation of scientific discoveries. Read More »

Shape memory alloys are used in coronary stents that expand in arteries to hold vessels open.10.01.15Science Highlight

Reliable Alloy that Refuses to Forget, Repeatedly

Low-fatigue material remembers its shape, despite being transformed over 10 million times, could upgrade solar devices. Read More »

10.01.15From the Labs

Latest RHIC Results Presented at Quark Matter 2015External link

Experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), and later at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), have shown that collisions of two large nuclei such as gold or lead melt protons and neutrons to “free” their constituent quarks and gluons, creating a very hot, dense soup of matter’s fundamental building blocks. Read More »

A liquid mixture solidifies to different solid phases upon cooling (left) and heating (right). At low temperature, colloidal spherical particles form crystals due to pressure from collisions with the surrounding polymer.10.01.15Science Highlight

Shape Shifters: Demonstrating Tunable Phase Shifting

Reversible self-assembled structures balance two competing attractions to enable stimuli-responsive materials. Read More »

Arizona State University 10.01.15University Research

ASU and PNNL to Develop Solutions to Global ChallengesExternal link

Arizona State University and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, will enter into an agreement to solidify the burgeoning collaboration between the two institutions on research projects related to energy security, climate science and sustainability, and other aspects of global security. Read More »

Schematic of a “solar flow battery” with the three-electrode configuration: lithium anode electrode, counter electrode (CE), and photo-electrode (PE).10.01.15Science Highlight

Eco-friendly Battery and Solar Cell All-in-One

Keeping the lights on: Solving the intermittency shortcomings of renewable solar energy. Read More »

Purdue University 10.01.15University Research

Purdue's C3Bio to Host U.S.-France Science and Technology WorkshopExternal link

Purdue's Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) and Global Engineering Program are hosting the U.S.-France Science & Technology Workshop on Bioenergy this week, focusing on scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st century energy economy. Read More »

North Carolina State University 09.30.15University Research

Researchers Create First Entropy-Stabilized Complex Oxide AlloysExternal link

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University have created the first entropy-stabilized alloy that incorporates oxides – and demonstrated conclusively that the crystalline structure of the material can be determined by disorder at the atomic scale rather than chemical bonding. Read More »

Cornell University 09.30.15University Research

Scientists Unravel Root Cause of Plant Twists and TurnsExternal link

Cornell University physicists and Boyce Thompson Institute plant biologists have uncovered a valuable plant root action, in that roots – when their downward path is blocked, as often occurs in rocky soil – display a “grow and switch” behavior. Read More »

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