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Stanford University 10.13.17University Research

A Stanford Battery Based on Sodium May Offer More Cost-Effective Storage than LithiumExternal link

Industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to store renewable energy like solar and wind. Lithium ion batteries may remain tops for sheer performance, but when cost-per-storage is factored in, a Stanford design based on sodium ions offers promise. Read More »

Michigan State University 10.13.17University Research

Taking the Brakes Off Plant Production: Not So Good After AllExternal link

When engineers want to speed up a system, they look for the slowest steps and make them faster. In plants, this approach potentially does more harm than good, says the Kramer lab. Read More »

10.12.17From the Labs

Exploring the Exotic World of Quarks and Gluons at the Dawn of the ExascaleExternal link

A new research effort led by theorists at DOE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is now preparing for the next big leap forward in their studies thanks to funding under the 2017 SciDAC Awards for Computational Nuclear Physics. Read More »

10.12.17User Facility

Leaning Into the Supercomputing Learning CurveExternal link

Recently, 70 scientists — graduate students, computational scientists, and postdoctoral and early-career researchers — attended the fifth annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) in St. Charles, Illinois. Read More »

10.12.17User Facility

Tracking the Viral Parasites of Giant Viruses over TimeExternal link

Using metagenome data sets collected over several years in northern freshwater lakes, a team led by researchers at The Ohio State University and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, uncovered 25 novel sequences of virophages. Read More »

University of Texas at Austin 10.12.17University Research

Scientists Enlist Supercomputers and Machine Learning to Automatically Identify Brain TumorsExternal link

A team led by University of Texas at Austin researchers shines in the Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge. Read More »

Northern Illinois University 10.12.17University Research

NIU Student Daniel Boyden Wins Prestigious Research Award from U.S. Dept. of EnergyExternal link

Boyden, 27, of Oregon, Illinois, is one of 52 students from across the nation to receive the 2017 award. From November through August, he will receive monthly stipends totaling more than $30,000 to conduct research for his dissertation at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia. Read More »

Cornell University 10.12.17University Research

Deer Prefer Native Plants Leaving Lasting Damage on ForestsExternal link

When rampant white-tailed deer graze in forests, they prefer to eat native plants over certain unpalatable invasive plants, such as garlic mustard and Japanese stiltgrass. These eating habits lower native plant diversity and abundance, while increasing the proportion of plant communities made up of non-native species, according to a new study. Read More »

University California Riverside 10.12.17University Research

Prototype Shows How Tiny Photodetectors Can Double Their EfficiencyExternal link

Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a photodetector – a device that senses light – by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected. Read More »

10.11.17User Facility

Reimagining Hydrogen: A Small Molecule With Large-Scale IdeasExternal link

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched “Hydrogen at Scale,” or H2@Scale, an initiative that explores the potential for wide-scale hydrogen production and utilization in the United States to benefit many sectors of the economy. Read More »

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