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04.06.17From the Labs

Skyrmions Created with a Special SpiralExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to control the creation of special textured surfaces in magnetically ordered materials. Read More »

04.06.17User Facility

X-Ray Study Reveals Long-Sought Insights Into Potential Drug TargetExternal link

X-ray studies done in part at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have produced surprising insights into the workings of a hormone receptor associated with blood pressure regulation. Researchers believe it could be a target for new medicines related to cardiovascular conditions, neuropathic pain and tissue growth. Read More »

Depiction of giant virus acquiring genes from different eukaryotic host cells. 04.06.17User Facility

Discovered: Novel Group of Giant VirusesExternal link

Giant viruses appear to have evolved from smaller viruses (not from cells) based on presence of nearly complete set of translation-related genes. Read More »

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 04.06.17University Research

Gray Tin Exhibits Novel Topological Electronic Properties in 3DExternal link

In a surprising new discovery, alpha-tin, commonly called gray tin, exhibits a novel electronic phase when its crystal structure is strained, putting it in a rare new class of 3D materials called topological Dirac semimetals (TDSs). Read More »

04.05.17From the Labs

New Measurements Suggest ‘Antineutrino Anomaly’ Fueled by Modeling ErrorExternal link

Results from a new scientific study may shed light on a mismatch between predictions and recent measurements of ghostly particles streaming from nuclear reactors—the so-called “reactor antineutrino anomaly,” which has puzzled physicists since 2011. Read More »


Suzanne Parete-Koon: Fostering Curiosity Through Science, VolunteerismExternal link

Suzanne Parete-Koon is a user support specialist for one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers—the Cray XK7 Titan, located at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read More »

04.04.17User Facility

Could This Enzyme Help Turn Biofuel Waste into Something Useful?External link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories working at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have resolved the protein structure of the enzyme LigM, which is utilized by the soil bacterium Sphingomonas to metabolize aryl compounds derived from lignin, the stiff, organic material that gives plants their structure. Read More »

04.04.17User Facility

Built From the Bottom Up, Nanoribbons Pave the Way to ‘On–Off’ States for GrapheneExternal link

A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material from achieving its full potential in electronic applications. Read More »

04.03.17From the Labs

New Device Produces Hydrogen Peroxide for Water PurificationExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have created a small device for hydrogen peroxide production that could be powered by renewable energy sources, like conventional solar panels. Read More »

04.03.17From the Labs

Frozen in a Flash: Rapid Solidification Keeps Materials on Cooling Fast TrackExternal link

Material scientists at the Ames Laboratory are cooling materials super-quickly to prevent the normal crystalline structures from forming, often creating materials with unique structures and properties. Read More »

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