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02.15.17User Facility

Researchers Catch Extreme Waves with High-Resolution ModelingExternal link

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. Read More »

University of Maryland 02.15.17University Research

UMD Physicist Improves Method for Designing Fusion ExperimentsExternal link

A University of Maryland physicist has made an important revision to software tools used to design stellarators, which will balance tradeoffs between the ideal magnetic field shape and potential coil shapes, leaving more space between the coils for repair access and sensor placement. Read More »

Northwestern University 02.15.17University Research

New Method to Detect Ultrasound with LightExternal link

Developed by Northwestern Engineering scientists, a tiny, transparent device that can fit into a contact lens, called the Micro-ring resonator detector, can determine the speed of the blood flow and the oxygen metabolic rate at the back of the eye. Read More »

02.14.17User Facility

Army Researchers Use Neutrons to Study Ceramic Material as Possible Lightweight Vehicle ArmorExternal link

The U.S. Army Research Lab and Australian Defence Science and Technology Group are collaborating to study ceramic materials for potential use in the design of military vehicle armor using neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor. Read More »


Erin Webb: Exploring the Possibilities of a BioeconomyExternal link

Agricultural engineer Erin Webb studies biomass at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to understand how plants can be harvested, stored, processed, and transported to produce fuels or bio-derived materials for 3D printing. Read More »

University of Alabama at Birmingham 02.14.17University Research

Researchers Develop Best-Yet Cell Culture System for Age-Related Macular DegenerationExternal link

An international team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and University College London and Queens University Belfast in the United Kingdom developed a cell culture model that could help to develop earlier treatment strategies for age-related macular degeneration, the third most prevalent cause of vision loss worldwide. Read More »

Rice University 02.14.17University Research

Rice University Takes Deeper Look at Unconventional Oil and GasExternal link

Rice engineers George Hirasaki and Walter Chapman are leading an effort to better characterize the contents of organic shale by combining standard nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) – the same technology used by hospitals to see inside human bodies – with molecular dynamics simulations. Read More »

02.13.17From the Labs

New Study of Ferroelectrics Offers Roadmap to Multivalued Logic for Neuromorphic ComputingExternal link

A team of researchers from Argonne, the Lille University of Science and Technology and the University of Picardie Jules Verne have laid out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material to process information using multivalued logic – a leap beyond the simple ones and zeroes that make up our current computing systems that could let us process information much more efficiently. Read More »

02.13.17From the Labs

Next-Gen Dark Matter Detector in a Race to Finish LineExternal link

The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, which will be built nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, S.D., is considered one of the best bets yet to determine whether theorized dark matter particles known as WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles) actually exist. Read More »

University of Pennsylvania 02.13.17University Research

Penn Researchers Are Among the First to Grow a Versatile Two-dimensional MaterialExternal link

University of Pennsylvania researchers are now among the first to produce a single, three-atom-thick layer of a unique two-dimensional material called tungsten ditelluride. Their findings have been published in 2-D Materials. Read More »

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