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Louisiana State University 03.09.17University Research

New Study Shines Light on PhotosynthesisExternal link

Terry Bricker, Moreland Family Professor in the LSU Department of Biological Sciences, and colleagues at LSU, the Palacký University in the Czech Republic and at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio have solved a longstanding mystery in photosynthesis, a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy. Read More »

03.08.17User Facility

Argonne Scientists Discover New Class of Colloidal SystemsExternal link

A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has identified a new class of colloidal systems involving inorganic solvents, a discovery that could offer new applications for nanotechnology and better functional materials. Read More »

03.08.17User Facility

Attention Earthlings: Help Wanted in Finding a New PlanetExternal link

NERSC, the Berkeley Laboratory’s supercomputer center, has contributed data that a new NASA-launched citizen science project will use, as it seeks the public’s help in reviewing more than a million animations to identify moving space objects that could be new discoveries. Read More »

03.08.17From the Labs

ORNL Study Examines Tungsten in Extreme Environments to Improve Fusion MaterialsExternal link

A study led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory subjected tungsten to low energies, akin to normal operations of a fusion reactor and high energies emulating plasma disruptions, providing new knowledge needed to design robust fusion materials. Read More »

Stanford University 03.08.17University Research

Stanford Study Shows U.S. Grasslands ffected More by Atmospheric Dryness than PrecipitationExternal link

According to 33 years of remote sensing data, productivity of U.S. grasslands is more sensitive to dryness of the atmosphere than precipitation, important information for understanding how ecosystems will respond to climate change. Read More »

03.07.17User Facility

Argonne Invents Reusable Sponge that Soaks Up Oil and Could Revolutionize Oil Spill and Diesel CleanupExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that can pick up oil that has dispersed into the water column, not just a slick sitting on the surface—which no commercially available products can do. Read More »


Jason Newby: Exploration is Key to Pushing Boundaries of Basic and Applied ResearchExternal link

ORNL physicist Jason Newby works on detector technology capable of imaging the fast neutrons emanating from highly enriched uranium or plutonium, and providing significant insight into the behavior of neutrinos and leading to a better understanding of fundamental science concepts. Read More »

California Institute of Technology 03.07.17University Research

New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the FutureExternal link

Researchers at Caltech and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have—in just two years—nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential for use in solar fuels. Read More »

Minnesota University 03.07.17University Research

Help Astronomers Find Elusive Muons Disguised as Gamma RaysExternal link

A new citizen science project, led by astronomers at the University of Minnesota, is asking for help from the public to identify and categorize hundreds of thousands of ring patterns within images produced by VERITAS gamma-ray observatory cameras. Read More »

University of Utah 03.07.17University Research

Stabilizing Energy StorageExternal link

University of Utah and University of Michigan chemists, participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, predict a better future for a type of battery for grid storage called redox flow batteries. Read More »

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